Young Terriers beaten on the road
- Town’s Under-19s beaten 3-0 by Walsall
- First Central League Cup defeat for Young Terriers
- Young Terriers back in action on Tuesday 30 November 2021
Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s fell to their first Central League Cup defeat of the season against Walsall on Tuesday afternoon.
The hosts started the game the brighter of the two sides, with Shay Willock opening the scoring in the sixth minute.
Walsall built on their positive start, with Joe Willis providing two quick-fire efforts. His first was tipped around the post, and second well caught by Gio Bellagambi.
The game settled for a period, with no clear-cut chances for either side.
The 34th minute saw Bellagambi produce a big save to prevent Willock from getting a brace.
Just moments later, Michael Stone tried his luck from distance for the Young Terriers, but Jack Rose was quick to meet it.
Willis tried again to get himself on the scoresheet in the 39th minute, but Bellagambi was ready to deny him.
In the final moment before the break, Sam Perry took a chance for the host, but it proved no threat to Bellagambi.
The hosts started the second half as they did the first, opening the scoring within two minutes.
Alfie Bates provided Walsall with their second, slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
Stone tried his luck for Town again, but it was saved by Rose.
The 59th minute saw the Saddlers seal their win, with Ronan Maher finding the back of the net.
Two further efforts for the hosts followed, with Willock sending an effort over the bar and Luke Edwards sending a low effort straight at Bellgambi’s feet.
The last chance of the game of the game fell to the Young Terriers, with Evander Grubb taking a chance from the edge of the 18-yard box. Unfortunately, Rose was quick to save it.
The final whistle blew, seeing Walsall take all three points.
Town’s Under-19 Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Giosue Bellagambi (c); Luke Billam (Ajay Weston, 50’), David Adewoju, Josh Okpolokpo, Neo Eccleston; Sonny Whittingham, Michael Stone; Cian Philpott (Hakeem Sandah, 82’), Evander Grubb, Fope Deru; Conor Falls