Blackpool 1-1 Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 30/10/2004
Andy Booth filling in for Junior Mendes who was away on international duty, marked his 250th league appearance for the Terriers with a gem of goal in typical Boothy fashion that earned a Town a draw with in-form Blackpool but the travelling faithful felt we should have won and travelled back to West Yorkshire disappointed.Blackpool 1-1 Huddersfield

Booth struck on 15 minutes of the first half which was dominated by the Terriers, but if was far a different story after the break as the seasiders pilled on the pressure.
Town boss Peter Jackson called for a positive start and he got exactly that with his men striking a good passing mood from the off and being rewarded with the early lead by Andy Booth.

More than 1,900 travelling Town fans made the trip up to the seaside in Blackpool?s biggest crowd of the season so far, were soon cheering and delighted to see local hero Booth score his 104th goal for Town with a trademark header.
Jon Worthington?s typical type of play gave Blackpool an early inspiration with a couple of free-kicks in dangerous positions, But, with Carrs, the in-form Brandon and Worthington formed a strong midfield performance that carved away through the seasiders time and again

It paid off with a quarter of an hour gone against the side yet to win this season at home. A flowing attack from deep that forced the breakthrough,
Brandon has a shot turned away for a corner and when Carrs delivered a pint point cross that fell perfectly for Booth, on target last time Town played at Bloomfield Road in February last year, was there at far post to power the header into the back of the net. 1-0 to Town

It should have been 2-0 five minutes later but Blackpool keeper Lee Jones proved a hero. Brandon and Lloyd tied defenders in knots with their link on the left hand side, when Lloyd slipped the ball inside, Pawel Abbott?s shot was forced out by the diving Jones.
It fell invitingly for Booth who looked certain to strike again, but Jones reacted fast to recover and turn the ball away to safety.

Town kept up their domination and Booth scraped the bar with another header. Town had been warned of the Blackpool strike force or Murphy and Taylor but they rarely got a look in as Clarke, Mirfin and Sodje held firm.
Phil Senior on his 22nd birthday only had one shot to save the whole of the first half and that was a soft effort by Peter Clarke.

But Blackpool pilled on the pressure in the second half and got the second half underway with an immediate and positive one and it was all square on 51 minutes. The Terriers failed to cope with Dan Coid?s corner and Murphy won the aerial battle to head high into the net.
Rob Clare then shot straight at Senior as Blackpool pilled on the pressure and Taylor dragged a golden opportunity to make it 2-1 wide of the post after Jamie Burns opend up the Town defence but there was no way through.

Clarke lead a gallant Town reaguard and Jackson?s men even mounted a late rally with Holdsworth threatening with a shot that was blocked.

Again we have Blackpool tonight (Tuesday night) in the LDV Van Trophy in which Blackpool have won it twice in three years and Jacko will probably make some changed to the side that drew with Blackpool on Saturday.

Next up at the Galpharm is Brentford on Sunday

Sean?s Man Of The Match: Nathan Clarke.


12 Goal Attempts 13
6 On Target 7
6 Off Target 5
0 Hit Woodwork 1
3 Offsides 3
3 Corners 6
13 Fouls 16


Blackpool: Jones, Richardson, Grayson, Wellens, Evans, Coid, Burns, Clare, Percy, Clarke, Murphy, Taylor
Subs not used: Ilic, Doughty, Edwards, Southern, Parker

Town: Senior, Mirfin, Lloyd, Clarke, Sodje, Holdsworth, Brandon, Worthington, Carrs, Booth, Abbott (A.Sodje 78)
Subs not used: Brown, Fowler, Schofield, Yates


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