Huddersfield Town 2-3 Yeovil Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 18/09/2006
Well, a ?must win game? turned into total disaster at Town were outplayed, outthought and dyer as Ex-Town hero Marcus Stewart and his band of men in green and white hoops turned up and took all three points from the Galpharm Stadium.Huddersfield Town 2-3 Yeovil Town
A low crowd of 9,573 turned out which was the lowest attendance since January 2005 when Town drew 1-1 with Torquay United. A game that erupted in some 100 Town fans protesting after the match outside the stadium demanding that the Chairman Ken Davy gives some answers.

Jackson kept the same side that put up a fairly decent fight against Doncaster on Tuesday night at the Galpharm, Andy Holdsworth was still out, so too Chris Brandon and Adnan Ahmed so Tom Clarke was kept in the right back slot.
Luke Beckett was left on the bench in favour of Andy Booth to partner Pawel Abbott.

Russell Slade the ex Grimsby boss took over at Yeovil during the summer, and all credit to Yeovil they looked a pretty decent side, Slade had two ex-Town players in his starting line-up (one a ex-loanee) Lee Morris and ex-Town hero Marcus Stewart, who I think should be back in Town colours.

After just 20 seconds of the game Town were opened up already and Marcus Stewart latched onto the ball just inside the area on the right, he positioned himself to hit the ball with his left foot and brought a good save from Town keeper Matt Glennon.

Town weren?t to be outdone a Danny Schofield run saw his rattled the post the blistering strike. Marcus Stewart was the focus of Yeovil and was a thorn in Town?s side throughout the whole match, Yeovil were playing some good passing football, the Town fans were hoping it looked promising as Schofield and Abbott, who tried a lob from 30 yards out, forced saves from Yeovil keeper Mildenhall.

Yeovil had been nagging away at Town, and prayed on our defensive faculties. On the 14th minute, neat passing from Stewart and Morris, Morris ran through the Town defence and calmly slotted the ball past Glennon to put Yeovil in front to the delight of not so many Yeovil fans who made the long trip up.

Town were awful it just looked like they had no idea at all, there was nothing there, no pace, no creativeness, no desire, We were losing possession mainly in midfield, as Michael Collins wasn?t at his best.
Town levelled things on 27 minutes. Danny Adams persistence led the ball into the path of Mark Hudson who lashed a shot from the edge of the box past Mildenhall to put Town back on level terms.
His delight at proving the barrackers wrong was shown as he ran to the Kilner Bank with hands cupped to his ears. Maybe not the wisest of moves.


Yeovil weren?t here for the draw they kept nagging away at Town and seemed to know how to frustrate Town and how to beat them and eventually they did.
Yeovil corners caused Town defence massive problems, our set-piece defending is awful and which is a basis on the training ground but it seemed to be the same type of corner, swung to the backpost and the Town players failed to pick up on this which I found bewildering.

The referee was not much help, If it wasn?t for Glennon Town would have easily been down about 4 or 5 at half time and just before the break Davies rattled the Town crossbar.
The half came to a close and I don?t think one Town fan in the ground was optimistic at half time

Town fans were hoping Jackson had lifted the team at half time and tried to inspire the team, trouble is we don?t have any inspiration on the pitch as Town came out for the second half still playing like a Sunday league team who had never met each other before.

And within the 51st minute Yeovil had gone 2-1 ahead, Davies headed the ball down, shrugged off a Collins challenge which seamed to be a foul and smacked the ball past the isolated Glennon.

On the half hour mark, Jackson threw on Beckett for Andy Booth and he immediately made an impact, Beckett headed the ball down to Schofield on the left and chipped a cross in to the head of Taylor-Fletcher for the equalizer with the Town faithful hoping we could push on and get the vital winner.

But it wasn?t to be, with Town fans hoping and praying we could grab the winner, it was Yeovil instead and turned it all sour.
Substitute Gray held the ball on the right hand byline and laid the ball back to the unmarked Cohen who drove the ball low into the corner of the goal with no Town defender in sight.

On a sour note, we were awful, we really need to go back to basics because something needs to give.

Sean?s Star Man: Matt Glennon
Town: Glennon, Clarke T, Mirfin, Clarke N, Adams, Taylor-Fletcher, Collins, Hudson, Schofield, Abbott, Booth( Beckett)
Subs not used: Rachubka, Holdsworth, McAliskey, Young


Yeovil: Mildenhall, Lynch, Skiverton, Forbes, Jones, Terry( Barry), Davies, Kalala, Stewart, Morris( Gray), Cohen
Subs not used: Guyett, Tonkin, Welsh

Attendance: 9,573
Referee: R Lewis

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