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YOUNG BANTAMS LOSE OUT AT HUDDERSFIELD

3 March 2020

City’s under-18s side - which contained five under-16s - were unable to continue their winning form as they suffered a 4-2 defeat at Huddersfield Town. 

Mark Trueman’s boys took control early in the first-half, but were unable to hold onto their lead as the Terriers bounced back to steal all three points. 

After a couple half chances from both sides, the Bantams were first on the scoresheet - in the 25th minute. 

Under-16 Jack Wilson was quickest to react, smashing in from an angle to give City the early lead.

Despite falling behind, Town replied nine minutes later - through Patrick Jones. 

The attacker was gifted possession before smacking a shot low into the bottom corner of the net. 

As confidence grew, the Terriers made it two on the stroke of half-time - courtesy of Brahima Diarra.

The No.9 slipped through the middle before guiding home, seeing his side take a lead into the interval. 

Nevertheless, the young Bantams hit back after the restart. This time it was Jonny White with the goal.

The striker tapped in under-16 Leke Ajibode’s deflected long-range effort - on the 70th-minute mark.

Despite Trueman's side levelling the scores, the home side took the lead once more - three minutes later. 

After a few unsuccessful attempts at goal, Mustapha Olagunju rose above the rest to head the ball in from a corner - to make it 3-2. 

As the encounter continued, Jon Worthington’s side secured all three points inside the final 10 minutes, through a Ben Midgley penalty. 

CITY: Tom Donaghy; Harvey Rowe, Finn Cousin-Dawson (booked 82’) (Raj Palit 85’),Tanaka Maumbe (booked 73’), Reece Staunton ©; Dan Francis, Kian Scales (Oliver Norman 87’), Olivier Sukiennicki (George Thewlis 79’), Jack Wilson (Leke Ajibode 56’); Charlie Wood, Jonny White. Subs (not used): Harvey Ormerod.

GOALS: Jack Wilson (25’), Jonny White (70’). 

HUDDERSFIELD: Giosue Bellagambi; Luke Daley, Mustapha Olagunju, Loick Ayina, Josh Austerfield; Myles Bright, Ernaldo Krasniqi (Robson Shipley, 75’), Ben Midgley (c); Sam Sharrock-Peplow (Gulutte Zunda, 75’), Brahima Diarra, Patrick Jones. Subs (not used): Michael Roxburgh, Josh Okpolokpo, Darnel Baxter-Alleyne.

GOALS: Patrick Jones (31’), Brahima Diarra (45’), Mustapha Olagunju (74’), Ben Midgley (81’ pen).


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