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17 January 2023

Match Reports


17 January 2023

Ernaldo Krasniqi and Conor Falls score in Central League Cup defeat to Lincoln City

- Huddersfield Town B 2-3 Lincoln City
- Ernaldo Krasniqi and Conor Falls on the scoresheet
- Jacob Chapman starts his first game since returning from loan

Huddersfield Town’s B Team suffered defeat in the Central League Cup against Lincoln City on Tuesday afternoon at Millers Oils High Performance Complex.

A young Town side was put out for the B Team this afternoon, against a strong and experienced Lincoln City side – U19s Joseph Johnson, Daniel Vost and Fope Deru were all named on the bench and made appearances in the second half.

Jacob Chapman started his first game since returning from his loan with Salford City in the first half of the season. CLICK HERE to see what the Australian ‘keeper had to say at full-time.

This fixture also saw the return of Charles Ondo to the starting XI after his shoulder injury and his substitute appearance against Fleetwood Town last week.

Our visitors went ahead by two goals in the first half, both through their forward Freddie Draper who fired the ball past Chapman both times from long range.

Despite being behind, our Terriers came out in the second half with great spirit and continued to push in their new shape as Tom Iorpenda pushed into the midfield after starting in defence. As they applied the pressure, they forced the Imps to sit deep in their own half, which subsequently resulted in Ondo being fouled in the box and Town being awarded a penalty.

Krasniqi, who was part of Town’s defence but is usually seen in central midfield, stepped up to take the penalty and confidently converted it down the middle of the goal and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way.

Town continued to press as they searched for an equaliser, but they were caught on the counter-attack by Lincoln as second half substitute Julian Donnery received the ball just inside the box and slotted into the far corner beating a diving Chapman.

Just as everyone thought the game was finished, striker Conor Falls got another one back for the Terriers in the 90th minute in the final action of the game.

Town’s Team (3-4-2-1)
Jacob Chapman; Tom Iorpenda, Ernaldo Krasniqi, Shane Maroodza; Michael Stone (Joseph Johnson,46’), Sonny Whittingham, Myles Bright (Daniel Vost, 54’), Donay O’Brien-Brady; Cian Philpott, Conor Falls; Charles Ondo (Fope Deru, 78’)

Unused Sub
Michael Acquah

Goal Scorers
Ernaldo Krasniqi (63’), Conor Falls (90’)

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