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U17S SHOW POSITIVE SIGNS WORKING ON THE CREATE PHASE

5 October 2020

Young Terriers continue to adapt to Huddersfield Town’s style of play

- Young Terriers work on the create phase against Doncaster Rovers
- Huddersfield Town Under-17s showed great persistence to grab late goal
- Jon Worthington pleased with the attitude and application of his group

Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s put in a positive performance and showed great attitude as they worked on the create phase against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The Young Terriers recently moved onto the create phase in training, following on from their work on the build of an attack in previous matches, and were able to put it into practice for the first time against Doncaster.

In the first half they created a number of chances, with Myles Bright and Gulutte Zunda coming closest for the Young Terriers and forcing the Rovers ‘keeper into action with each of their efforts.

Then despite the visitors grabbing two goals either side of half-time, Worthy’s group still persisted, showing a positive mentality to win their battles and create even more opportunities, which eventually payed off when Charles Nduwuisi-Ondo headed in a consolation goal in added time.

And overall it was a good performance in the eyes of Under-17s Coach Jon Worthington, who felt his side carried out their objectives well and displayed a great attitude throughout the 90 minutes.

“I thought it was a good, competitive game, and I was pleased with a lot of the stuff the lads showed out there,” he said.

“There were some good movements and we did some good combination play. In the second half we created some good opportunities from a lot of the areas we’ve covered in training so that was pleasing.

“When you play teams like Doncaster, or in fact the majority of teams in this league, you’ve got to compete, win your duels, win your battles. In terms of size we were a lot smaller than them in physique, but the lads made up for that in heart and spirit and gave it a real go. I was really pleased with their attitude and application.

“They persisted right until the last minute, and that’s something we expect as a club from all players, but it’s pleasing that they kept at it and got the goal to show for it.”

Now the Under-17s will move onto the finish phase in training, with an emphasis on chance conversion and the ruthless mentality that is needed in front of goal, with their next fixture at home to Burton Albion in the EFL Youth Alliance League.

Town’s Under-17 Team (4-3-3)

Michael Roxburgh; Charles Nduwuisi-Ondo, David Adewoju, Loick Ayina ©, Brodie Spencer (Michael Stone, 46’); Brahima Diarra (Sonny Whittingham, 46’), Myles Bright, Darnel Baxter-Alleyne (Evander Grubb, 55’); Donay O’Brien-Brady (Neo Eccleston, 78’), Conor Falls, Gulutte Zunda (Patrick Jones, 55’)

Scorer

Charles Nduwuisi-Ondo 90+2’

Final Score

Huddersfield Town Under-17s 1-2 Doncaster Rovers


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