Positive opening 50 minutes despite the scoreline.
- Huddersfield Town Women 1-5 Burnley
- Feiruz Abdullahi scores the goal for the Terriers
- Women’s team back in action on Sunday at West Brom
The Huddersfield Town Women’s Team was defeated by league leaders Burnley at the Stafflex Arena on Sunday, despite a positive opening by the hosts.
Town were well in the game until the hour mark, at which point the visitors scored the game’s all-important next goal to seal all three points in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division tie.
Town started well in the very hot conditions in Shelley and had the first shot on target of the game when Dolcie O’Connor tested the visiting goalkeeper with a free kick.
Unfortunately, it was Burnley who opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when Town couldn’t effectively clear a ball over the top of the defence.
However, Town Women bounced back immediately with an equaliser through Feiruz Abdullahi (pictured above). She converted at close range after a deep cross was knocked back across goal by O’Connor.
Burnley did lead going into the interval courtesy of a 40th minute free kick and, after the break, crucially netted a quickfire brace in the 62nd and 64th minutes to put the game beyond doubt, with their fifth and final goal coming with five minutes left to make it 5-1.
Town Women are back in action this Sunday with a league visit to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion, who sit one place above them in the early league table through goal difference.