Town draw away from home
- Huddersfield Town draw 1-1 with Barnsley
- Lewis O’Brien on the scoresheet
- Town host Coventry City on Saturday 11 December 2021
Huddersfield Town saw out a 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw against Barnsley at a very wet Oakwell on Saturday afternoon.
Despite taking the lead through Lewis O’Brien, Barnsley’s Carlton Morris equalised for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.
The opening moments of the game were evenly split, with both sides having their fair share of possession.
Barnsley found their first half chance of the game in the fifth minute, but Lee Nicholls worked quickly to rush out and smother Callum Styles’ ball, which had been flagged for offside anyway.
The sixth minute saw fans from both sides come together for a minute’s applause in honour of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. A truly lovely moment from both sets of supporters.
Town had a chance of their own just moments later. Fraizer Campbell forced a corner for the Terriers. Toffolo’s initial delivery was headed away, before Harry Toffolo saw his effort saved and Levi Colwill was unable to beat the ‘keeper to Fraizer Campbell’s rebound.
A great strike from Josh Koroma came in the 21st minute! Our no.10 cut in from the left and curled an effort with his right foot, but Collins tipped it over for a corner, which came to nothing.
A big chance for the hosts followed shortly after. A cross from the right was headed down to Morris, who shot just wide of the post.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 33rd minute! Danny Ward and Campbell paired up to play Koroma forward. The latter held the ball up and waited for O’Brien to overlap him before playing him into the box with a reverse pass. Our Captain then made no mistake in sending a superb finish into the far bottom corner!
Following the goal, the game began to become more frantic, with the hosts trying to press forward much more frequently.
Two further chances for Koroma came as the clock continued to tick down towards half-time. His first strike was hit straight at Collins, before his second came back off the cross bar!
As the game went into the first minute of injury time, Barnsley equalised. Colwill wasn’t able to get the ball away in time, leaving Morris there to send it home.
The first chance of the second half game in the 54th minute. O’Brien was given the ball outside the Barnsley box and tried to find the bottom corner, but his effort went wide.
Town went close again just seconds later, with Koroma getting onto a well-worked move up the left, before shooting wide from a narrow angle.
The Terriers tried their luck again in the 61st minute, but Thomas shot just wide on his left foot.
Some great play from Ollie Turton followed to win Town a corner. Unfortunately, it was headed away.
The 75th minute saw a half chance for Ward, but he sent his shot into the side netting.
The hosts had a chance of their own to take the lead, but Nicholls read the situation well and punched the ball clear.
The remained of the game played out with neither side able to find the chance they needed, seeing the points split at Oakwell.
Town are back in action on Saturday 11 December 2021, when they welcome Coventry City to the John Smiths Stadium for a 12.30pm kick-off.
Town’s Line-Up (4-3-3)
Lee Nicholls; Harry Toffolo, Levi Colwill, Tom Lees, Ollie Turton; Lewis O’Brien, Scott High, Danny Ward; Josh Koroma, Fraizer Campbell (Mipo Odubeko, 55’), Sorba Thomas (Rolando Aarons, 82’)
Ryan Schofield; Matty Pearson, Josh Ruffels, Naby Sarr, Jon Russell
Lewis O’Brien (33’)