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7 March 2023

Match Reports


7 March 2023

Town Women defeated away from home

- Derby County 2-1 Huddersfield Town Women
- Town Women seventh in Women’s National League North
- Last minute goal the difference

Unfortunate loss for Huddersfield Town as they concede in the last few minutes before the full-time whistle in their game on Sunday afternoon.

The Terriers were unable to put an end to Derby County’s six-win streak, as a late goal put the Ewes ahead in the final moments before the full-time whistle blew.

Derby may have come out on top in the end, but Huddersfield put up a strong performance and looked like the game would end as a draw.

The Ewes took an early lead in the 11th minute as their top goal scorer Amy Sims managed to put the ball past Lauren Joyce, ending with the ball hitting the back of the net.

The Terriers never gave up as throughout the first half they started to push for that equaliser.

Derby did have a good chance to extend their lead, but Joyce rushed out of net to make a quality save that kept Huddersfield in the game.

Huddersfield managed to get trio of corners which sadly didn’t lead to a goal, however after the third corner was cleared by Derby player, Brittany Sanderson was fouled in a dangerous area.

Sanderson’s free kick was heading towards that left post but was saved by Imogen Maguire, at full stretch.

Before the half time whistle blew Derby County had some more opportunities to take the lead but Huddersfield’s defence stayed strong and managed to block the shots.

As the second half commenced, it was an intense start as both teams wanted to prove themselves. The Terriers kept pushing for that equaliser while The Ewes wanted to extend their lead.

It all changed for Huddersfield in the 57th minute. Derby County were unable to clear the ball properly from a corner and out of nowhere Autumn Housley struck the ball with a half volley, which gave Town the equaliser they desperately wanted.

Another chance came for The Terriers in the 61st minute. Falone was put through on goal but the shot was saved by Maguire who was quick on her feet to save the rebound shot. Denying Huddersfield from taking the lead.

Shortly after Derby County had another shot on goal but Joyce was able to stop the ball from going in by tapping it over the crossbar.

The intensity of the match never stopped, as throughout the second half both teams had their fans on the edge of their seats. As the defenders from both teams kept blocking shots and the keepers making important saves to keep their team in this match.

Unfortunately, as full time approached Derby County got a corner which lead to their winning goal. Huddersfield put up a good fight to the very end but just came short of winning.

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