Barnsley 4-2 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 15/01/2005
A disaster for the Terriers on their latest trip to South Yorkshire as Barnsley pilled on another way day blues as Town haven?t won in their last 5 games and not yet a win in 2005.Barnsley 4-2 Huddersfield Town
On the other hand Barnsley won their first match in a month and took all three points in a thrilling derby.

After a first half in which Barnsley had dominated, Town made a tremendous fight back in the second half by Barnsley won 4-2 ending in a controversial penalty that was awarded to Barnsley.
The Tykes took the lead in the ninth minute through Ex-Town loan target Michael Chopra. A Stephen McPhail cross from the left found an unmarked Chopra who headed the ball into the net once again showing up Town?s bloody awful defending.

If that wasn?t bad enough Barnsley made it 2-0 fifteen minutes later. An innocent low cross from the right by Barnsley full back Bobby Hassell seemed to go straight in but Chopra ?claimed? to have got a touch on it.
Then it just got from bad to worse for the Terriers as seven minutes Barnsley made it 3-0 courtesy of some comedy again by Town, Michael Boulding an ex-trialist at Town a few year ago, picked up a loose ball at the edge of the Town box and seemed to run into the penalty area unchallenged and the Town defence again ball watching, unleashed a right foot shot that flew into the Town goal.

The Terriers were a different side in the second half with Steve Yates replacing Nathan Clarke and the cries from the travelling faithful for weeks for Lee Fowler to be put on came true when he replaced Danny Schofield at half time.
And Town got their reward, Jonny Worthington played the ball through to the on-loan striker Luke Beckett, Beckett calmly rounded the Barnsley keeper Ross Turnball.

Facing an empty goal Beckett was tripped by Turnball and the referee Mr Kettle pointed to the spot and gave Turnball his marching orders.
Substitute keeper Nick Colgan came on taking the place of Shuker and took his time to face Pawel Abbott?s penalty.
Abbott placed it to Colgan?s left but only to see the Irishman save it but the referee Mr Kettle ordered the spot kick to be re-taken after he judged Colgan to have moved off his line.

The second time of asking Abbott made no mistake and drilled the ball into the back of the net.
Two minutes later Colgan palmed round the post a shot from the edge of the area by Luke Beckett. Andy Booth had come on for the injured Andy Holdsworth and made an immediate impact and caused the Barnsley defence problems.
A lob from Lee Fowler was knocked down by Booth to Abbott, The striker?s overhead kick was charged down with the Town players appealing for another penalty.

In the 70th minute Booth in typical fashion met a cross from the right by Tony Carrs. His header from six yards was blocked but the rebound fell back to him and he managed to loop the ball into the back of the net.

With Barnsley?s recent record of letting leads slip in the second half and the home fans were beginning to worry that lightening could strike for the third time in as many weeks.
Booth managed a glancing header to a cross by Nat Brown and Colgan was forced to catch the ball on the line.

Colgan was unable to hold on to a thundering shot by Worthington from 20 yards out but luckily for Barnsley no Town player followed up the shot.
With time running out and with Town dominating play, Chopra raced on to a Tom Williams free kick, it was easily collected by Town keeper Rachubka but as Chopra passed him, Rachubka bumped into him and Mr Kettle gave one of the harshest penalties I have ever seen.
Chopra blasted to ball to the keeper?s right but Rachubka dived the right way but the show was too powerful to stop.

Town are without Chris Brandon for next Saturday?s game at home to Bournemouth, and he will be sorely missed as I feel he is the only one that shows effort in the Town side. New faces are needed and it?s the defence that needs working on badly, we are tendency to ball watch at times and carelessness and that?s what is costing us dear.
Keep the faith!

Sean?s Man Of The Match-Luke Beckett.


Barnsley: Turbull, Hassell, Williams, Reid, Kay, Vaughan, Burns, Shuker (Colgan 52), McPhail (Austin 89), Boulding (Carbon 70), Chopra
Subs Not Used: Stallard, Wroe

Town: Rachubka, Holdsworth (Booth 55), Clarke (Yates 45), Sodje, Brown, Worthington, Carss, Brandon, Schofield (Fowler 45), Abbott, Beckett
Subs Not Used: Senior, McAliskey


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