Young U's lose 5-2 at Huddersfield.
The U's U18s were beaten 5-2 by Huddersfield Town at the weekend.
An excellent second half performance and a flurry of late goals saw the U’s lose in their second U18s Professional Development League Two campaign.
The young U’s had won their first fixture 3-2 and were facing a Terriers’ side that drew 2-2 against Bristol City in their first game.
It was no surprise then that there were plenty of goals in this match in Yorkshire.
Huddersfield took the lead in the twenty ninth minute after a very positive opening half an hour, with Cedwyn Scott putting them in front with a well-directed header.
That was the only goal in the first period, but the two sides tested their opponent’s keeper much more after the break.
In the 61st minute, Scott doubled his tally and Town’s lead but the two goal advantage didn’t last long.
The U’s kept themselves in the game, scoring just two minutes later to reduce the deficit to 2-1.
By seventy six minutes, the hosts regained their two goal advantage and increased it to three with goals from Tear and Dyson. The first came with a cool finish at the far post and then Dyson hit a lovely shot to make it 4-1 and realistically game over.
Scott didn’t take his foot off the gas though, he completed his hat-trick just two minutes later after being found well by Dyson.
This goal certainly ended any hopes of a late come back for the U’s, but they didn’t throw in the towel in the final minutes.
Eight minutes from time, they hit Town on a counter attack and got a second goal, which turned out to be just a consolation for David Wright’s side.
They will be back on the road in their next game as well, with a visit to South London to take on Charlton Athletic next weekend.