Heavy defeat at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex for Huddersfield Town B
- Huddersfield Town B 2-6 Sheffield Wednesday
- Goals from Thomas Iorpenda and Charles Ondo
- First game since Premier League Cup draw at home
Having not played since their Premier League Cup draw at home with Newcastle United earlier this month, it was a day to forget for the B Team against a good Sheffield Wednesday side.
An open game from the start, both sides played with an attacking intent with plenty of chances created throughout. Either team could have taken the lead given how the match was being played, but it was the visitors who took the lead thanks to a nice finish across Giosue Bellagambi after the winger cut in from the left.
Town then took the front foot after conceding, creating several changes through Ben Midgley corner kick before Tom Iorpenda begun to show his influence, pressing high and giving Hazeem Bakre a chance one-on-one that the Wednesday goalkeeper was out sharply to smother.
Moments after Bellagambi made an exceptional double stop at his near post the Young Terriers did get themselves level with Iorpenda deserving his goal. Arriving into the box at the perfect time, he shimmied past one defender before using a second to block the view of the goalkeeper, curling around them into the bottom corner.
Unable to regather their composure after the goal, the away side went straight up the other end and reestablished their lead immediately, converting from close range in the centre of the penalty box after a cut back from the left wing.
The away side extended their lead 10 minutes into the second period with two quick fire finishes from inside the box, with Town able to halve their deficit thanks to Charles Ondo finding the back of the net after a nice move forward.
Committing men forward and taking more risks as they tried to get back into the contest, Town were caught twice more on the break by Wednesday, who were clinical with their chances and scored twice more before full-time, with the friendly ending 2-6 in their favour.
A first game for Town B since their Premier League Cup opener against Newcastle United on Wednesday 13 September after having an away game postponed, Jon Worthington’s side will look to learn from the game and put those lessons into practice at the next possible opportunity.
TOWN B TEAM
Bellagambi; Eccleston, Olagunju, Adewoju, Daley; Austerfield, Midgley (Bright 60’), Iorpenda; Philpott (Padrao 60’), Bakre (Stone 60’), Ondo
Acquah, Mrisho, Helliwell
Tom Iorpenda (32’), Charles Ondo (61’)