Visitors equalise in final moment of game
- Huddersfield Town U19s 1-1 Notts County
- Striker Hazeem Bakre scored opening goal
- Late goal conceded in the 90+5 minute
Town’s Under-19s were denied the three points at the end of yesterday’s Youth Alliance League game against Notts County as Hazeem Bakre's opener was cancelled out in the last moment of the game at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex.
The Young Terrier side, featuring five trialists, were denied all three points yesterday after taking the lead in the 70th minute as they conceded in the final minute of extra time, in the 90+5 minute.
Both sides were fairly even during the first half, with both sides pushing to pushing to break the deadlock. The best chance of the first half fell to Town after Temi Okuwa was fouled in the 25th minute just outside the box; captain Dylan Helliwell stepped over the set-piece and hit the ball direct but his effort hit the crossbar before it was cleared by the Notts County defence.
Town showed great team spirit as they worked the ball forwards from the back line – working with Aaron Ojungu, Fope Deru, Isaac Acquah and then to Hazeem Bakre at the front, but his shot didn’t have enough power behind it, and it was saved by the ‘keeper.
A penalty was awarded to Notts County in the 38th minute but our ‘keeper Francis Hurl made a brilliant save as he went the right way and denied them the opening goal.
Our first great chance of the second half came as trialist Toluwanimi Fabamifobee broke down the left and ran into the box, he then released the ball to Bakre who was in close range of the goal, but this chance was saved well by the ‘keeper.
The deadlock was broken in the 70th when trialist Hugo Harvey ran past two players down our right flank and pulled the ball back for striker Hazeem Bakre, who fired home from around 10 yards out.
Three points were taken from us in the 90+5 minute after a through ball played right down the middle to Notts County’s striker meant he was one-on-one with Hurl, and so our visitors equalised in the final moments of the game.
Francis Hurl; Omari Mrisho, Anthony Gregory, Harvey Hugo, Isaac Acquah (James Simmonite, 71’); Dylan Helliwell (c), Temi Okuwa (Oliver Hilton, 46’); Aaron Ojungiu, Fope Deru, Toluwanimi Fabamifobee; Hazeem Bakre
Hazeem Bakre (70’)