Huddersfield Town 3-2 Swansea City

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 30/12/2006
A sensational finish to a action packed game at the Galpharm Stadium, seeing battling Town pull off their first win in 11 League One games.Huddersfield Town 3-2 Swansea City
Peter Jackson?s gallant men hit back from 2-0 down to clinch a memorable victory with an added time penalty.
The match had a lot to offer- Jackson was banished to the stands for the second time this season after losing his cool over a bad decision that led to Swansea?s second goal.

The as the Welsh side fought for an equalizer and shaped to take a free kick, Lee Trundle, scorer of both goals for the Swans in the first half, was red carded for foul language in virtually the last move of an high tempered clash.
If ever there was a reward deserved for never-say-die attitude Town gained it, It send nearly 10,000 fans who has turned up and Jackson himself into the new year in buoyant mood.

Town started off well enough in the first ten minutes, creating a few chances. Andy Booth had his hands full against the Swans 6ft 7ins defender Dennis Lawrence, nevertheless led Town?s line superbly and it was from his flick on that Gary Taylor-Fletcher got clear in the third minute to fire a shot that French keeper Willy Gueret went full length to turn round the post.

Worthington then worked himself a clear shooting chance but Alan Tate got a foot in as Town?s skipper was about to pull the trigger.
It was a shock when the Swans went head on an eighth minute penalty, McIntosh and Glennon were involved in a mix up which allowed in Ian Craney, Crany was pulled down by the Town keeper, who was fortunate to stay on the field and who then had no chance as Trundle blasted the ball into the net to put the Swans one ahead.

Worse followed for Town when on 43 minutes dreadful decisions by referee Neil Swarbrick and his Linesman, All the officials on the pitch I would like to note made dreadful decisions for the full 90 minutes., let got a Swansea handling offence and then awarded a throw in to the Welshmen that clearly should have gone in the favour of Town.
Jackson went ballistic when sloppy defending by his side following the throw in enabled Rory Fallow to set up Trundle for a simple strike and his second goal.
Town went into the dressing rooms at the break with boos ringing in their ears.

Whatever was said at half time seemed to have revived Town, as Town tested Swansea and kept up the tempo and their effort were finally rewarded on 67 minutes, Worthington finished like a striker when Abbott, on for the injured Andy Holdsworth in the first half, squared the ball back from the corner of the box and Worthington fired home to put Town back in it.

And nine minutes later it was all square, when Booth flicked on a Glennon clearance, Taylor-Fletcher squared the ball neatly a cross the box and as Brandon dummied, Abbott stroked the ball into the back of the net.
As added time was signalled, Abbott jinked his way into the box and was brought down by a combination of illegal tackles by Marcus Painter and Tate. With regular spot kick taker Danny Schofield out injured, Abbott picked himself up to score a dramatic winner and to send the Town fans into rapture.

Sean?s Star Man- A choice between Booth and Abbott, but I?m going to give it to Abbott, scored twice and set a goal up, he worked hard and his movement off the ball was excellent.


Huddersfield: Glennon, Holds worth (Abbott 36), Mirfin, McIntosh, Adams, Young, Worthington, Brandon, Taylor-Fletcher, Booth.

Swansea: Gueret, Amankwaaah (O?Leary 72), Austin, Lawrence, Painter, Tate, Craney, Pratley, Butler (Robinson 72), Fallen (Akindenwa 76), Trundle.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)
Attendance: 9,339


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