Lolley guides Town to 4-1 win
- Town defeat Barnsley 4-1 at PPG Canalside
- Joe Lolley (x3) and Regan Booty on target for Town
- Highlights on HTTV this week
A second half hat-trick from Joe Lolley and a goal from Regan Booty gave Huddersfield Town’s U23’s a 4-1 win over Barnsley in the Professional Development League.
There were four changes to the Under-23s side that were defeated at Sheffield Wednesday last week with Ryan Schofield and Danny Kane coming back into the side having missed last week’s game on international duty for their respective nations. First Team players Abdelhamid Sabiri and Collin Quaner were the other two players coming into the side with Tadhg Ryan, Dylan Cogill, Cedwyn Scott and Jack Boyle all dropping out.
The game began and Town’s Under-23 captain Regan Booty was to give Town the lead inside seven minutes. The midfielder’s initial corner on the right came back out to him and his second delivery defied everyone, including the Barnsley ‘keeper, finding the top corner to give Town the early lead.
Barnsley nearly got back into the game soon after in the form of former St Mirren man Stevie Mallan, the midfielder showed good feet to skip between two Town defenders and from the edge of the area curled his shot narrowly wide of the post.
Joe Lolley was causing Barnsley some real issues on the left as he was found in space by Regan Booty, charging down on goal he cut the ball back to Abdelhamid Sabiri who in turn dragged his shot narrowly wide of the mark.
The second-half began, and a flurry of goals were to follow. Joe Lolley powered in Town’s second with his left foot from range four minutes into the second half before Barnsley grabbed a consolation less than a minute later through dangerman Stevie Mallan. The midfielder found himself in space on the edge of the box and used it to full effect powering the ball past Ryan Schofield in the Town goal.
Lolley grabbed his second around four minutes later latching onto an initial through ball and one-on-one the winger took it around the keeper and rolled the ball home for his second and Town’s third of the afternoon.
His hat-trick followed several minutes later in almost similar fashion, a neat touch took it around the defender and sent him through one-on-on. The winger made no mistake and under pressure, coolly rolled the ball under the ‘keeper to complete his hat-trick.
Town’s Starting Line-Up (4-2-3-1):
Ryan Schofield; Romoney Crichlow-Noble, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Danny Kane, Jordan Thomas (Mason O’Malley, 85’); Lewis O’Brien, Regan Booty (c); Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer (Olly Dyson, 65’), Joe Lolley; Abdelhamid Sabiri
Tadhg Ryan, Cedwyn Scott, Denilson Carvalho