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11 YEARS SINCE BOOTHY’S LAST TOWN GAME

2 May 2020

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Andy Booth scored his 150th goal on his final Town match

- A re-visit to Andy Booth’s last game for Town
- Huddersfield Town drew at Leyton Orient in May 2009
- Forward scored his 150th and final Terriers goal in the match

It was 11 years ago today when club legend Andy Booth played his final game for Huddersfield Town, in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient!

It was a trademark showing from Boothy, as he found the net for one last time in the blue and white stripes of Huddersfield Town, on the final day of the 2008/09 League 1 season.

Having made his debut for his hometown club back in 1992, Boothy made over 450 appearances for the Terriers across two spells before hanging up his boots following the game at Brisbane Road.

With 24 minutes on the clock on a sunny Saturday afternoon in East London, the Huddersfield-born forward kept his composure to put Town ahead with his 150th goal for the Club.

The goal sparked great scenes from the travelling Town fans, who chanted ‘Boothy! Boothy! Boothy!’ as the striker celebrated in-front of the Terriers’ support. It was certainly a memorable moment for all supporters.

The hosts did get an equaliser midway through the second half courtesy of Dean Morgan, with the game going on to finish level, but it couldn’t take the shine off an incredible day for Boothy.

The striker was given a standing ovation by the Town fans in the south east corner of the ground as he exited the pitch for the final time, when he was replaced by Lionel Ainsworth on 80 minutes.

Following the final whistle, he was able to embrace the Town support one last time, going over to applaud the travelling Terriers with his teammates, as he rounded off a memorable 17 years in the professional game.

A fitting send-off for a Huddersfield Town legend!


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