Huddersfield Town 1 v 0 Torquay United

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 12/10/2003
Tony Carrs' wonder-goal gave the Terriers the full three points today. Carrs scored on 80 minutes with a brilliant goal from 30 yards out that will surely be the goal of the season and the best ever goal scored at the McAlpine Stadium. It has pushed Town into the play-off zone and given them their fifth succesive victory. Town dominated the game from start to finish with some good football.Huddersfield Town 1 v 0 Torquay United

Town could have gone ahead on about 17 seconds into the match. A good low ball from Holdsworth to the feet of Stead, Stead twisted and turned before having a crack only to see the ball go straight into former Town player Dearden.

Booth should have scored with about 20 minutes played.Stead's flick on fell to the feet of Booth, Booth's first touch wasnt the greatest but the Torquay defence just stood still, Booth ran into the area, lashed a shot with his left foot that went miles past the left hand post.

A minute later Stead failed to hit the target from a cross from Schofield, Good passing play by Worthington found Schofield on the left side, Schofield ran at the Torquay defence before putting in a cross into the area that Stead failed to hit the target with.

The first corner of the game to Town nearly produced what would have been a good set-peice play by Town. Holdworth whiped in the corner from the right found the head of Clarke who produced a great save by Dearden from a powerful header.

The referee was a very poor ref and give away some harsh free-kicks. The first booking was to Yates who fouled Graham just outside the area and was harshly given a yellow card.

Just before half time Town were awarded a free-kick from 25 yards from a foul by Woods on Jon Stead.
Carss lined the ball up and fired the ball wide of the left hand post.

Holdsworth was harshly booked for a challenge on Russell which saw the referee been booded by Town fans.

Early pressure from Torquay was soon shrugged off by the Terries.On the hour mark man of the match at Southend last week Danny Schofield. A Booth flick just outside the area was well trapped by Schofield, who twisted and turned and waltzed his way into the area before lashing a shot wide of the right hand post.

Town pilled on the pressure for the rest of the match and Torquay couldn't deal with Clarke's long throws.

A great chance by Stead was once again wasted.Great play by Booth as he held the ball in the middle, released Schofield who gave the ball to Holdsworth waiting on the right side, Holdsworth ran with the ball before swinging in a good cross that found the head of Stead but it was a week header that went straight into the arms of Dearden.

Booth was unlucky minutes later when Fowler fought for the ball giving it to Schofield who then had a good passing movement with Stead. The Scofield played it in the area to the feet of Booth who turned a rifilled a shot wide of the left hand post.

With 15 minutes left a Fowler cross was swung into the area, Booth rose and beated Dearden to the ball, the ball bounced and was going in before a Torquay defender booted it away to safety.

It was one of them games when you thought we just couldn't score and on 80 minutes this goal was well worth a ?65 season ticket and waiting 80 mintues for it. From the corner by Holdsworth heading towards edge of the area, Carrs on 30 yards out running forward he produced a scissor kick that caught the ball beautifully and it flew like a rocket past Dearden who had no chance of saving it and into the net!The Goal of the Season? Defiantly the best goal ever seen at the McAlpine? Defiantly.The McAlpine crowd went mad!

Seconds later Worthington was unlucky to made it 2-0. Fowler's through ball split the Torquay defence like a knife through butter the on running Worthington got to it, He ran into the penalty and round the keeper he went but his low drive was stopped superbly on the line by sliding McGlinchey.

Town held on for the remaining 9 minutes with a good football and possesion and saw Town with a 5th succesive victory.


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