Young Terriers victorious on the road
- Young Terriers beat Liverpool
- Town victorious on the road
- Sean Wilson (OG), Ben Midgley and Brahima Diarra on the scoresheet
Huddersfield Town’s Young Terriers were victorious on the road, beating Liverpool 3-1 at the Kirkby Academy on Saturday afternoon.
Playing a 70-minute game, the hosts took the lead inside the opening two minutes. Bobby Clark delivered an excellent cut-back, which found Melkamu Frauendorf in the box and saw him slot the ball past Michael Acquah.
Town responded well to falling behind, although it was an own goal from Sean Wilson that brought them back into the game in the 10th minute!
The 32nd minute saw the Young Terriers double their lead, with Ben Midgley latching onto a cross from Etienne Camara and unleashing an excellent overhead kick to make it 2-1!
The second half saw Liverpool search for an equaliser, being denied on multiple occasions by Acquah.
Brahima Diarra found the back of the net in the 68th minute to seal the win for Town.
Speaking after the game, Midgley was quick to comment on his impressive goal.
“I’ve done it a couple of times in training, but it’s never come off!
“Etienne played the ball and there’s no way I was heading it, so I just thought I may as well try it!
“You don’t get that chance very often, so I just went for it and it paid off.
“I jumped pretty high, I never thought I could jump that high to be fair!
“I’m pleased with the goal and of course helping the team, it’s something that I’ve tried more of.
“Last season I was out injured, but the season before I improved massively and got 12 goals, and this year I’m trying to improve that.
The 18-year-old went on to discuss how he found the game against such a high-profile opponent.
“Going into a game against Liverpool, it’s always going to be a test.
“I thought the boys handled it very well.
“You can go into those games and sit off because it’s Liverpool and it’s a big team, but the boys didn’t do that.
“We went man for man, we pressed them with high intensity and that paid off in the end.
“It’s a big risk doing that man for man strategy – it could pay off; it could not pay off – but in the end it did pay off and the boys went up against them and we won the game.
“Ultimately, that’s what we wanted to do.”
The midfielder was handed the Captain’s armband for the game, something he admits is always a special moment.
“Stepping up into the B Team you have Ben Jackson and Josh Austerfield who captain the side.
“You can’t lose that leadership within yourself though, even though I haven’t got the Captain’s armband in the B Team, I’ve still got to be a leader.
“Whenever I get given that armband, it’s an honour.”
Young Terriers’ Line-Up (3-4-3)
Michael Acquah; David Adewoju, Etienne Camara, Loick Ayina; Shane Maroodza (Luke Daley, 66’), Ben Midgley (C), Brahima Diarra, Brodie Spencer; Donay O’Brien-Brady, Conor Falls, Myles Bright
Michael Roxburgh; Cian Philpott, Tom Iorpenda
Sean Wilson (OG, 10’), Ben Midgley (32’), Brahima Diarra (68’)