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TOWN’S U17s SHOW POSITIVES IN DECISION MAKING

10 February 2020

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Young Terriers’ decision making kept them in control for majority of the match

- Huddersfield Town U17s continue work on decision making and chance creation
- Young Terriers were in control before a late flurry of Notts County goals
- Coach Jon Worthington was happy with his side

Under-17s coach Jon Worthington believes there were plenty of positives to gauge from his side’s match at Notts County on Saturday.

The Young Terriers went into the match aiming to continue their work on decision making on the field, and for the opening 60 minutes what they showed was extremely positive, communicating with one another well, defending diligently at one end and providing a threat for the opposition at the other.

The best opportunity to earn something for their efforts came shortly after the restart, when Sam Sharrock-Peplow squared the ball for striker Robson Shipley, who poked wide from close range.

The fixture was flipped on its head in the final third, however, as the hosts scored two in two minutes, and added a third with just a handful of minutes left to play.

And despite this outcome ‘Worthy’ felt that the positives shown by his side on the day outweighed the negatives, and positive reinforcement would be his focus as a part of the current block of training.

“I think for about 60 minutes we did well and there were some good individual performances contributing to a good team performance,” Worthy commented.

“It’s important to keep focus on our individual programme. Apart from being clinical in front of goal some of the movement was good in terms of in midfield, creating opportunities and slipping the wide men in. We’ve done quite a lot of detail and work on that and the movements, double movements and blind-sided runs, so I thought there were some good things to take from that.

“Obviously there’s always aspects we can improve on too, I’m going to keep the focus on the positives and individual performances because that’s what I’m trying to gauge with this group and it’s what we’re trying to get out of our programme.”

Worthy’s side will have to maintain their focus with a short gap between this fixture and their next, as they host Lincoln City at PPG Canalside on Tuesday (11 February 2020) in the EFL Youth Alliance League. Kick-off is 11am and supports are welcome to attend.

Please note there's no parking available at PPG Canalside!

Town’s Under-17 team vs Notts County (4-3-3)

Michael Roxburgh; Luke Daley (Loick Ayina, 63’), Mustapha Olagunju (Nassim Kherbouche, 45’), Josh Okpolokpo, Tom Bamford; Myles Bright, Ernaldo Krasniqi, Brahima Diarra; Sam Sharrock-Peplow, Robson Shipley, Patrick Jones (Darnel Baxter-Alleyne, 63’)

Final score

Notts County 3-0 Huddersfield Town Under-17s


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