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10 November 2023

Town defeated by Fleetwood Town in the Premier League Cup

- Huddersfield Town B 0-3 Fleetwood Town
- Young Terriers defeated in the Premier League Cup
- Two first half goals and one second half goal the difference

Huddersfield Town’s B Team were defeated by Fleetwood Town in the Premier League Cup this evening at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Jon Worthington’s side conceded two first half goals and one second half goal to suffer their first defeat of the season in the competition.

The first action of the game came within the first five minutes as we saw Hazeem Bakre receive the ball inside the box, however, he couldn’t get his shot past the influx of Fleetwood players inside the box and the early chance was gone.

The first goal of the evening came in the eighth minute from Fleetwood Town after Luke Daley lost the ball at the edge of the box. Sam Glenfield took advantage of the chance and went one-on-one with Francis Hurl, slotting the ball into the back of the net.

The Young Terriers were awarded the first corner of the game after Michael Stone’s shot from the edge of the box is deflected over the bar. Bakre was close to scoring our equaliser as Stone’s corner ball into the box found the head of the forward by the far post at close range, however, he just headed the ball wide of Tom Donaghy’s goal.

Our visitors were awarded a free kick just outside the box after a foul on Liam Roberts from Charles Ondo. The set piece was played short into the area, but Stone got across the area to force the ball out for a corner.

Town’s young ‘keeper came off his line and made a great save to stop Fleetwood doubling their lead after Daley had slipped in the box, which allowed Sam Fishburn through on goal.

Just after the 20-minute mark, Hazeem had another chance to get his equaliser after he received the ball from Omari Mrisho. Bakre skipped past two defenders before his shot went just wide of the near post.

A second free kick was then awarded to Fleetwood Town, which led to their second goal of the evening. Despite the set piece from outside the box being defended well, Pharrell Brown flicked the ball back towards goal from the byline and it was then headed home by Fishburn.

Fleetwood were through on goal in the 38th minute, but the ball was overrun and went out of play after they tried to get round Hurl and knock it in.

After two minutes of extra time at the end of the first half, Town went into the break trailing by two goals.

There was a change in the defensive setup after we emerged for the second half as Ondo and Daley have swapped positions, with Daley moving to play left-back.

The Young Terriers were awarded a free kick just outside the box, which saw Kayden Hughes booked for a foul on Bakre. Stone stepped over the set piece and delivered a good cross into the box, but Fleetwood defended well, and the ball was cleared.

Two good chances for Fleetwood Town just before the hour mark as the crossbar was hit from range by Will Johnson - David Adewoju was then forced into making a great block within close range of the goal as he denied the rebound.

Our visitors were awarded a free kick 25-yards out after Brown was fouled by Stone in the 69th mintue; Johnson stepped over the set piece and curled the ball just wide of Hurl’s goal.

Another chance came from Fleetwood in the 74th minute as Brown came down the left side of the pitch and just sent his shot wide over the bar with a curling effort.

Fleetwood’s third goal came in the 76th minute after Fishburn slid the ball into the back of the net from very close range after Hurl couldn’t hold onto the ball from Glenfield’s initial shot.

Town continued to try for a breakthrough and a good touch from second half substitute Myles Bright meant that the ball was sent to Mrisho for him to run down the right, however he was stopped in the box by Ben Whelan, who had just entered the game off the bench, and Fleetwood did well to stop the ball going out for a Town throw-in.

Ondo received Town’s first yellow card of the game in the second minute of the six minutes added onto the 90 minutes, which was followed by Bright being booked two minutes later after a late challenge on Brown.

Town’s Team (4-2-3-1)
Francis Hurl; Omari Mrisho, David Adewoju, Luke Daley (Shane Maroodza, 60’), Charles Ondo; Dan Vost, Tom Iorpenda (Myles Bright, 60’); Hazeem Bakre, Michael Stone (c), Cian Philpott (Conor Falls, 60’); DJ Sturridge (Dylan Helliwell, 80’)

Unused Sub
Alex Walpole

Charles Ondo (90+2’), Myles Bright (90+4’)

Gate - 173

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