Kyle Hudlin goal secures an unbeaten pre-season!
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- Substitute Kyle Hudlin scores the game’s only goal
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Neil Warnock’s Terriers maintained their unbeaten pre-season record with a 1-0 win over Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen at the John Smith’s Stadium!
Second-half substitute Kyle Hudlin scored the game’s only goal in the 74th minute, finishing at the back post after superb work in the build-up from Tom Edwards, Hudlin, Kian Harratt and Ben Jackson.
That was the highlight of an otherwise cagey affair against the possession-heavy team from the Netherlands, who only managed to force Lee Nicholls into a couple of routine saves at the other end.
The game was fairly balanced in the opening 45 minutes but turned on a big incident right at the death, when visiting centre half Syb Van Ottele was shown a straight red card for denying Danny Ward a clear goalscoring opportunity.
After that, Town created the game’s big chances. Goalkeeper Andries Noppert did brilliantly to deny Harratt with a fingertip save that pushed his low shot onto the far post, whilst Jack Rudoni spurned a good shooting opportunity by unselfishly trying to square the ball to Ward.
Hudlin should have done better late on when Josh Koroma's looping cross gave him the opportunity to head home, but he planted his effort wide.
You can watch the full highlights via HTTV on YouTube below!
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