Three goals gave young Terriers a home win
- Town B were victorious against FC Halifax Town’s First Team
- First start back from injury for First Team’s Tommy Elphick
- Goals from Kit Elliott, Sam Peplow and Micah Obiero
Huddersfield Town’s B Team came from behind to record an impressive 3-1 victory over FC Halifax Town’s First Team at Canalside on Friday afternoon.
A superb second half display saw the Young Terriers overturn the visitors 1-0 lead with wonderstrikes from Micah Obiero and Sam Peplow, as well as a poacher's goal from Kit Elliott helping them come from behind.
Town started the match brightly, working the ball well in tight spaces against a professional outfit.
First Teamer Alex Pritchard was influential in the midfield, testing the Halifax 'keeper twice in the opening 16 minutes.
His first effort came from an 11th minute freekick on the edge of the box, which was skidded across the surface before being held by the goalkeeper.
Just five minutes later Pritchard worked his way through the midfield well before letting fly from outside the box. The Halifax 'keeper reacted well to palm the ball around the post.
Despite a positive start from the hosts, it was the Shayman took the lead in the 26th minute, catching Huddersfield on the break down the right wing. Joel Perrira produced a strong save to deny the first attempt, however, the rebound was slotted home by a lurking Halifax forward.
The visitors grew in presence having taken the lead and soon tested Perreira again in the 38th minute. A header inside the box directed towards the top right corner was tipped over the crossbar well by the on-loan 'keeper.
The Young Terriers came close to levelling the scores minutes before half time as Kit Elliott steered a Sam Peplow cross narrowly wide of the post with a volley inside the box.
Jayson Leutwiler came on at halftime, following a planned substitution with Joel Pereira, and was called into action in the 55th minute. The Canadian produced a big save to deny a one on one opportunity for Halifax despite suffering from the low sun.
Leutwiler's reaction save would prove crucial just minutes later as the Young Terriers went on to level the score. Jaden Brown found space on the right side of the box before playing an enticing ball to the back post, which was tapped in by a sliding Kit Elliott.
The hosts took the lead in impressive fashion in the 75th minute as Sam Peplow produced a moment of pure brilliance. The young winger received the ball on the right, cut inside and curled a powerful shot into the left side of the goal.
Continuing to build on their burst of confidence, the Young Terriers sealed their victory four minutes later with another impressive strike. This time it was Obiero who tried his luck from distance, sending a looping shot from outside of the box into the top left corner.
Town came agonisingly close to a fourth in the 89th minute as Jaden Brown struck the crossbar with a freekick on the edge of the box.
Huddersfield Town B Team (4-3-3)
Joel Pereira (Jayson Leutwiler, 46); Ilounga Pata, Tommy Elphick (Etienne Camara, 46’ (Brahima Diarra, 68’)), Nassim Kherbouche, Jaheim Headley; Josh Austerfield (c) (Will McCamley, 46’), Alex Pritchard (Matty Daly, 32’), Micah Obiero; Sorba Thomas (Sam Peplow, 32’), Kit Elliott, Jaden Brown
Luke Daley, Loick Ayina
Kit Elliott, Sam Peplow, Micah Obiero
Town B 3-1 FC Halifax Town