Accrington Stanley 2-3 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 10/11/2007
Four years and a day on from Accrington winning 1-0 live on the BBC in the first round of the F.A Cup in November 2003, Huddersfield Town finally got there revenge on the Lancashire side, dramatically coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to a double from wing man Malvin Kamara and Luke Beckett snatched it in the last minute to put Town in the second round.Accrington Stanley 2-3 Huddersfield Town

Town will face either fellow League One side Carlisle United or League Two Grimsby Town, at the Galpharm in the second round. Both these teams Town need to get revenge on. Carlisle gave Town a good thumping in a 2-0 win down at the Galpharm back in August and Grimsby battered the Town at Blundell Park in 4-1 riot in the first round of the Johnstone?s Paint Trophy.

But Town of late look revitalized, winning the last three of the trot in as many games with a battling display against Accrington Stanley at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.
Two goals down after 25 minutes, The Terriers were rewarded for a battling display right to the end, though they had left it late in a second half display they dominated.

Malvin Kamara scored a superb equalizer, his second of the match, then sub Luke Beckett casually found the bottom corner in the 89th minute to send the Town fans packed behind the goal into raptures.

Accrington fans were thinking lighting strikes twice, when Accrington Captain Peter Cavanagh expertly curled in a 20-yard free-kick in the 13th minute in which Town stopper Matt Glennon could do nothing about. And Accrington?s pacey forward Roscoe D?Sane punished poor defending, He caught Nathan Clarke in possession and raced away before laying the ball on for Paul Mullin for a tap in to put Accrington 2-0 up 12 minutes later.

Town had started with promise, veteran Andy Booth dominated the air and Danny Cadamarteri?s darting runs causing the Accrington defence problems.
But Town lost their way, defending too deep at times while being outnumbered in midfield where wing backs Cavanagh and Leam Richardson gave Accrington a bank of five but wing man Kamara slotted home right on half time to inspire a fight back in the second half.

Accrington were on the back foot for lengthy spells of the match, Boss Andy Ritchie decided to send on midfielder Michael Collins to partner Ronnie Wallwork which allowed Andy Holdsworth, who had a superb game, more attacking freedom.

Ritchie also threw on striker Luke Beckett for youngster Joe Skarz, and it proved to be a master stroke. The rewarding equalizer came when Malvin Kamara rifled in a volley from the edge of the box from a Nathan Clarke throw.
Many Town fans at that point may have been happy with a replay but the Town players though different.

Andy Booth brought a great save from Accrington keeper Ian Dunbavin, so too did defender Frank Sinclair after a good one-two with Danny Cadamarteri.
As the 90th minute loomed, Andy Holdsworth kept the Town ticking, and it was his run that set up the winner.

A run from deep, Holdsworth laid the ball into Luke Beckett in just inside the penalty area, Beckett scored against Hartlepool last Tuesday night after coming on as a sub to kill the game off and this time he showed his finishing ability, His angled finish flew in the far post to seal Town into the second round of the cup.

Sean?s Star Man: Malvin Kamara- Probably his best game in a Town shirt so far, well taken for his first goal but his second goal showed real class. Need to play like that more often and he will get goals if he does.


Accrington: Dunbavin, Williams, Roberts, Webb, Cavanagh, Harris, Procter, Brown (Miles 90), Richardson (McEvilly 86), D?Sane (Whalley 82), Mullin.
Subs not used: Fearon, Carden.

Town: Glennon, Sinclair, Mirfin, Clarke, Skarz (Beckett 73), Kamara, Holdsworth, Wallwork, Schofield (Collins 60), Booth, Cadamarteri.
Subs not used: Smithies, Killock, Young.

Referee: M Oliver (Northumberland)
Attendance: 2,202


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