Young Terriers defeat in Czech Republic
- Hudson’s U19 side face Viktoria Plzeň
- Four-goal defeat for the Young Terriers
- Second game of three on tour in Europe
Huddersfield Town’s U19 side travelled to the Czech Republic to continue their pre-season tour of Europe with a game against an age equivalent Viktoria Plzeň side.
The game was played at the Usti Academy training facility giving the Young Terriers the experience of playing against a different type of opposition within a different climate.
This was the second game of the tour, with the first ending in a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
Hudson’s side got off to a slow start and found themselves behind inside the opening quarter, as the host converted a cross with a scuffed effort that struck the post on its way into the Town goal.
Mewitt was then called into action again soon after as he got down well to make a smart save low to his left following a dangerous free-kick from the host.
With half-time fast approaching, Mewitt was again doing his bit to keep the goal advantage to one as he made a terrific save after a cross that was headed goalwards.
Viktoria Plzeň was hungry for more but Town kept held strong to keep the advantage to just one goal at the break.
The host grabbed their second and third in quick succession 10 minutes into the second-half, as the Young Terriers made a number of changes to get more pre-season minutes into the squad.
Plzeň was to grab their fourth and final goal of the afternoon inside the final five minutes as the host got on the end of a cross to direct the ball into the roof of the net.
Town’s most significant chance of the game came in the closing stages as midfielder Scott High struck the bar with a free-kick attempt just before the referee blew the final whistle to end proceedings.
The Young Terriers will next face Sparta Prague in the final game of the tour on Saturday morning.
Town’s Starting Line-Up (4-2-3-1):
Luke Mewitt (Harrison Davison-Hale, 45’); Harry Spratt (Mason O’Malley, 58’), Romoney Crichlow-Noble (Jordan Eli, 66’), Tom Bamford (George Alfieri, 45’), Sam Gibson; Dahomey Raymond (George Danaher, 45’), Scott High (c); Ben Jackson, Aaron Rowe (Tom Bell, 71’), Olly Dyson (Isaac Marriott, 69’); Micah Obiero (Kit Elliott, 66’)