Huddersfield Town Ladies secured a point in the league
- West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Huddersfield Town Women
- Glen Preston’s side secure point away from home
- Sheffield & Hallamshire County Cup Semi-Final action next week
Huddersfield Town Women drew against West Brom in the FA Women’s National League North on Sunday 12 February, as they looked to bounce back from their recent back-to-back defeats.
A hard-earned point on the road, but Glen Preston and his side are left feeling aggrieved as a late penalty was controversially denied.
Town went into the game with back-to-back defeats against Wolves in the cup and Brighouse in the league respectively.
A fairly even start to the game saw little chance for either side as they looked to get a foothold in the game. It took till the twenty sixth minute for Town to register their first good chance of the afternoon, Britt Sanderson narrowly fired her shot over the bar after she went one-on-one with the ‘keeper.
Two minutes later Town should have taken the lead as Kate Mallin sent a lovely cross from the corner flag into the box, it bounced around in the six-yard box but nobody in a pink shirt was able to connect with it and West Brom were able to clear the danger.
Little chances come from either side before the break, but it was West Brom who made the quicker start to the second half and hit the post of Lauren Joyce’s goal before Town managed to get the ball clear.
West Brom broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute after the ball was crossed into the box from the far side and was headed in at the far post.
Town nearly had an instant comeback after Kiera Heslam delivered a dangerous ball from the corner, which somehow evaded everyone and bounced out for a goal kick, but showed signs Town were pushing for an equaliser.
Town levelled three minutes before the end as Mallin drove down the far side, layed it off to Serena Fletcher and her cross found Alice Linsell unmarked inside the box, her poke towards goal was saved but Britt Sanderson was there and fired home the rebound from close range.
The action wasn’t done there as Town went looking for a winner, but it was a controversial end to the game as Mallin drove forward into the box and was elbowed in the face before being dragged down as she was through on goal. The screams for a penalty from the travelling Town fans and staff fell on deaf ears as the referee gave a free kick to West Brom for simulation and booked Mallin in the process.
Town are back in action next weekend as they travel to AFC Wakefield Ladies Reserves in the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FC County Cup Semi-Final as they look to reach the final for the second successive season.