Bojaj scores in defeat at Thorp Arch
Huddersfield Town’s Under-21 side tasted defeated for the first time in seven games in today’s West Yorkshire derby at Leeds United.
The loss means that Frankie Bunn’s side is now guaranteed to finish second in the Professional Development League 2 North, with top placed Nottingham Forest now uncatchable.
Second is good enough for a spot in the end of season Play-Off campaign against the top two sides from the southern section, although the young Terriers still have one regular season game left; Thursday afternoon’s trip to Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena.
Bunn’s side actually took the lead in the ninth minute when striker Flo Bojaj converted a free-kick from Danish midfielder Philip Billing, but Leeds restored parity in the score-line after 23 minutes when striker Brian Montenegro scored from close range.
The 21 year-old Paraguayan striker put Leeds ahead with his second goal four minutes before the interval and then Leeds’ Luke Parkin scored a superb long range strike to extend the lead in the 62nd minute.
The defeat was confirmed in the 80th minute when Montenegro completed his hat-trick.
On the plus side for the Terriers, Harry Bunn completed 45 minutes following his recent hamstring injury.
Lloyd Allinson, Joe Wilkinson, Jack Senior, Duane Holmes, Joe Wright, William Boyle, Harry Bunn (Sondre Tronstad, 46), Ben Holmes (Regan Booty, 57), Rekeil Pyke, Flo Bojaj, Philip Billing
Sam Guthrie, Danny Kane, Jack Boyle
Philip Billing, 75
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