Bunn nets brace in friendly win
Harry Bunn made it three goals in two pre-season games as Town’s Development Squad recorded a comfortable victory over Radcliffe Borough.
The striker netted a brace from two neat finishes as Town made light work of the Stainton Park outfit.
There were also goals for Jon Stead, Ben Atkinson, Jake Charles and Flo Bojaj.
Stead, wearing the armband for the Terriers, led the line for Frankie Bunn’s men alongside Harry Bunn at Radcliffe Borough’s Stainton Park.
The pair looked lively throughout and it was thanks to them that Town went in at half-time with a two goal lead.
However, Town had to work hard for their goals with home ‘keeper Chris Cheetham impressing. Stead was the first to be thwarted by the ‘keeper when he blocked his left footed effort with his legs.
Stead had another effort saved in the seventh minute as Town’s midfield trio of Duane Holmes, Phil Billing and Jordan Sinnott bossed the opening stages.
Town’s dominance eventually told when Harry Bunn raced onto a mistake by the Boro defence and neatly finished via the far post from a tight angle in the 16th minute.
Both Stead and Bunn were denied again as the game ticked past the half hour mark, but it wasn’t until the 40th minute that Town really threatened again. Trialist Patryk Stepinski was played in down the right and his neat cut back found Stead three yards out, who made no mistake.
Despite soaking up a period of Radcliffe pressure at the start of the second half, Town always looked the more likely to add to the score line – and Bunn made sure of that on the stroke of the hour.
The former Manchester City youngster twisted and turned on the edge of the area before striking home low with his left foot.
Town were out of sight with just over twenty minutes remaining courtesy of fantastic solo effort from substitute Ben Holmes. The midfielder, fresh on for namesake Duane, darted through the Boro defence before finishing from the edge of the area with the outside of his right boot.
Ben’s fellow Academy graduate Jake Charles made it five for Town just a few minutes later when he drove home from distance on his favoured left foot.
The scoring was rounded off by Flo Bojaj, who made it six from distance when his effort was palmed into the roof of the net by Cheetham.
Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn, said:
"It wasn't the easiest pitch to play football on, but it was an excellent work out and a pleasing result.
"It was good to see some of the build up play in our goals and they were all taken well. There are things to work on though, and we will continue to do that."
Town’s team (3-5-2):
Ed Wilcyznski; Matt Crooks (Joe Wright, 46), Joe Wilkinson, Will Boyle; Jake Carroll (Jake Charles, 64), Phil Billing (Ben Atkinson, 71), Jordan Sinnott (Sondre Tronstad), Duane Holmes (Ben Holmes, 68), Patryk Stępiński (trialist); Harry Bunn (Daniel Carr, 64), Jon Stead (Flo Bojaj, 71)