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REPORT: TOWN U23s 1-2 CARDIFF CITY

4 September 2017

Town suffer defeat to Cardiff

- The Terriers lose 2-1 to Cardiff City
- George Danaher with the goal for Town
- Highlights on HTTV this week

Huddersfield Town’s Under-23 side were defeated 2-1 by Cardiff City in the Professional Development League on Monday afternoon

Frankie Bunn’s side welcomed Cardiff City to PPG Canalside for their fourth game of the Professional Development League campaign.

Frankie was forced into multiple changes with regulars Ryan Schofield & Danny Kane both on international duty. Regan Booty was also unavailable as he had played a part for the first team in yesterday’s 3-0 win over Altona 93 in Hamburg.

The game kicked off at 1pm with a reasonable crowd assembling in readiness for the tie that would take place on the front pitch of Town’s training ground.

The game began with the first goal going in the way of The Bluebirds with only 12 minutes played. Jarred Harvey got on the scoresheet as he headed his side into the lead following a cross that came in from the left.

Town were looking for a way back into the game and on the stroke of half time introduced Ben Jackson to proceedings at the expense of Romoney Critchlow-Noble.

Cardiff went onto double their lead in the 60th minute as Town were punished on the counter attack putting them at a two-goal deficit with around half-an-hour remaining.

Under-18s forward, George Danaher was then introduced with around 25 minutes remaining as Town looked for a way back into the game. Danaher was on in place of full-back Deshane Dalling as Frankie Bunn shuffled his side.

Five minutes after coming on George Danaher got his goal, reducing the deficit to one goal and handing Town a lifeline back into the game. Town then made their third and final change as Scott High was brought on in place of captain, Lewis O’Brien.

The goal wasn’t to come as Town were condemned to a 2-1 defeat at PPG Canalside. Next up for the U23s is a trip to Bristol City next Monday.

Town’s starting line-up (4-2-3-1):
Tadgh Ryan; Romoney Critchlow-Noble (Ben Jackson, 45’), Dylan Cogill, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Deshane Dalling (George Danaher, 62’); Lewis O’Brien (Scott High, 84’), Isaac Marriott; Luca Colville, Matty Daly, Dom Tear; Olly Dyson

Unused Subs:
Luke Mewitt, Oran Thompson


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