Huddersfield Town 5-0 MK Dons

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 18/02/2006
A five goal drubbing of bottom club MK Dons at the Galpharm Stadium took Town to third in League One and boosted Peter Jackson?s promotion campaign.Huddersfield Town 5-0 MK Dons
It should prove just the tonic ahead of the Swansea next Friday night live on Sky.
Five different Town players were on the goal sheet as Town run riot against a very weak MK Dons team that looked worse than a team managed by Mick Wadsworth.

Despite late fitness tests and rumours in the paper about who would be starting the team was unchanged since the 1-0 win up at Blackpool in midweek.
Graham and Booth up front with Pawel Abbott on the bench, Chris Brandon was on the left wing which meant Taylor-Fletcher was on the right flank with Danny Schofield on the bench.
The only main threat for Town was MK Dons? Izale McLeod who, despite MK Dons being bottom of League One, has cracked in 14 goals in 27 games for them and many are surprised he is still there after being linked with Premiership clubs in the January transfer window.

As soon as the ball was kicked MK Dons looked every inch a relegation fodder, with manager ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley boss Danny Wilson admitting that Town won?t have an easier 45 minutes than they did against MK Dons.
With just 3 minutes on the clock Booth and Graham had attempts at goal, Chris Brandon was unlucky when he fired over and then David Graham has a shot that deflected off target by team mate Andy Booth.
But the Town crowd has to wait till the 19th minute before the flood gates started opening.

Some good passing movement by Town led to Graham laying off for Worthington to tee up Martin McIntosh who fired the ball that nestled nicely in the bottom corner.
Just five minutes later a nice cross from left back Dan Smith picked out Taylor-Fletcher sneaking in at the back post to pop the ball in with his head to put Town two up within the first half hour.

The plodding MK Dons defence was turned inside out by Town and with the Dons leaving wholes in the midfield which allowed Jon Worthinton to sneak in the 3rd goal of the game on 36 minutes.
A long kick from Senior found Taylor-Fletcher who lumped it down field from Graham to chase, the Dons keeper Baker came rushing out of his area but Graham just touched the ball past the keeper to drill the ball across to the six yard box where captain Jon Worthington was there to stab in from close range.

MK Dons where wishing the half time whistle would come soon as Town fans were wondering how many goals Town could get before the half ended but to the delight of the miserable MK Dons who travelled north the half time whistle came.

Second half:

Schofield replaced Taylor-Fletcher at half time but the MK Dons manager Danny Wilson must have took the paint off the walls at half time with the ineffective McLeod being taken off, the Dons trying to push forward but never really looked threatening.
Defender Ben Chorley scared the Town defence powering a header that hit the roof on the net and then Harding fired a 25 yard shot that was inches away from probably being one of the best goals of the season.

The referee a certain Mr Booth seemed not to know the when to play the advantage rule at the right time with the game going back and forth. He ignored a blatant Town penalty when Graham was brought down in the penalty area. Town were always in control and sure enough they were taking control of the second half.

But sure enough Town made in 4-0 on 77 minutes. A Town corner was won my McIntosh?s flick on that landed at the feet of David Mirfin who stabbed the ball into the back of the net. Abbott then replaced Jon Worthington.

The icing on the cake came in the 90th minute, when MK Dons hoping to run down the clock but Town were still hungry for more.
Brandon ran at the Dons defence the cut the ball back for Michael Collins to put the ball in the back of the net for his first career league goal.

A convincing win from start to finish a fantastic performance and a platform to build on.

Sean?s Star Man: Martin McIntosh.


Town: Senior, Mirfin, N Clarke, McIntosh, Smith, Taylor-Fletcher (Schofield 46), Worthington ( Holdsworth 78), Booth (Abbott 82), Graham.
Subs not used: Rachubka, T Clarke.

MK Dons: Baker, Lewington, Chorley, Partridge, Morgan (McGlenahan 78), Edds, Harding, Mitchell (Rizzo 53), Small, McLeod (Platt 53), Taylor.
Subs not used: Kamara, Wilbraham.

Referee: Mr R Booth (Notts)


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