Jon Worthington reviews Chorley FC win
- Jon Worthington on Chorley FC win
- Academy Coach praised how side handled physical challenge
- Worthy particularly pleased with Jaheim Headley’s performance
Huddersfield Town Academy Coach Jon Worthington was pleased with his side's performance in their 2-1 victory over Chorley FC at Canalside on Friday evening.
Left-back Jaheim Headley shone the brightest as the youngster netted a brace.
Worthy was happy with the way his side was able to battle against a more senior and physical side.
"I'm pleased with the lads, I thought it was a professional performance from them.
"Our objectives in the game were to focus on the out of possession stuff, to compete with the aerial battles, the one-vs-one duals and to maintain the defensive line and structure, and I think the lads worked hard to be able to do that today."
Worthy acknowledged the physical challenges posed by Chorley but was satisfied by the way his side dealt with that.
"I think it was always going to be a physical challenge for the lads ultimately against a team of men.
"Our own team had five or six Under-18s, so the physical challenge was always going to be there, and I'm really pleased with how they competed."
Town managed to see that game out with their first half lead from Headley and prevent Chorley from finding a late equaliser.
"I'm very pleased with Jaheim. All season he's been consistent in his performances, both defensively and from an attacking point of view, and he's started to chip in with a few goals too recently.
"He will obviously be pleased with his goals and his overall performances have been good.
"The wing backs play a key role in that system when you're building as a back three, they've got to be able to get forward and attack, but also they have a defensive responsibility as well.
"The wing backs have got to be athletic with strong physical abilities and fortunately we've got number of promising players in that position at the Club, not just Jaheim."
"I also think we did do well to nullify the Chorley attack in the second half.
"It was another great experience for our lads. Towards the end of the game Chorley were obviously trying to get back into it and hit a few longer more direct balls, which was great because it allowed our lads to be really tested in those situations."