Midweek defeat for Tony Carss’ side
- Town defeated in PDL2 game
- Three goals in the first half for Forest
- Jack Boyle & Rekeil Pyke score for Town
Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 side gave itself too much to do after conceding three goals in the first half at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday lunchtime.
Despite second half goals from attacking midfielder Jack Boyle (pictured above) and striker Rekeil Pyke, Tony Carss’ side lost 4-2 in the third Professional Development League 2 game of the season.
Carss changed his side’s shape from a midfield diamond to 4-2-3-1 for the game, but it didn’t have the desired effect and the young Terriers conceded three goals inside the first 41 minutes.
The first came in the 22nd minute, when Forest’s Liam Adams hit a dipping long range strike past goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan, then barely two minutes later Town centre back Jordan Williams conceded a penalty that was converted by Ben Brereton.
Adams converted a cross from the Forest left to put his side three goals ahead of the half-time interval.
Town had a ray of hope in the 57th minute when Boyle hit a fierce left-footed effort past the home goalkeeper to reduce the arrears, but the Tricky Trees made sure of the result just nine minutes later when Brereton completed his brace.
Nevertheless, Town netted the final game of the goal when striker Pyke diverted the ball home at the back post.
Town’s team (4-2-3-1):
Tadhg Ryan; Harry Clibbens, Callum Elliott, Jordan Williams, Adam Porritt (Alfie Raw); Sam Warde, Jamie Spencer (c); Lewis O’Brien (Luca Colville), Jack Boyle, Akeel Francis (Cedwyn Scott); Rekeil Pyke