Goodwin Leads By Example Against Former Club

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 29/12/2008
Town boss Lee Clark wanted bounce-back-ability after a heavy 3-0 defeat to Carlisle United on Boxing Day and that is exactly what he got as Jim Goodwin and Gary Roberts got the goals in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United at the Galpharm Stadium on a cold Sunday afternoon.Goodwin Leads By Example Against Former Club
What spoilt a good win for Town over a side who are promotion contenders were the officials, they must be the worst at the Galpharm so far this season.

Town were hanging on to a lead provided by ex-Iron midfielder Jim Goodwin, who was jeered by the Scunthorpe fans throughout the game but with Scunthorpe going out all of an equalizer, Danny Cadamarteri set up Gary Roberts for an added time clincher.
Scunthorpe were down to ten men at the time as ex-Leeds midfielder Ian Morris, one of their three substitutes used, suffered a knee injury that could keep him out of action for more than two months.

Town was keen to bounce back from their poor display at Carlisle though fifth place Scunthorpe presented a tough test for Lee Clark's men.
Nathan Clark almost gave Town a dream start when his forth minute header from a corner was cleared off the line by Iron defender Sam Togwell.
It was the highlight of a bright start by Town in a game that quickly developed into a battle.

Not for a moment Town could take their foot of the gas as Scunthorpe threatened to live up to their high ranking, forcing some hesitant moments in the Town defence.
When Goodwin gave away possession outside the Town box, Grant McCann surprised young keeper Alex Smithies with a hammering shot that bounced off Smithies chest for Ben May to knock the ball into the net only for to be ruled out by the linesman's flag.

Another escape for the Terriers when Togwell's shot rattled the crossbar but Town gave as good as they got despite Iron's top scorer Gary Hooper giving the Town defence problems in the box.
Town fans vented their anger towards the officials as referee Mr Miller gave some outrageous decisions and both linesmen giving some shocking offside decisions that baffled everyone.

Phil Jevons almost gave Town the lead but his shot went way over after a good long throw by Nathan Clarke.
Three minutes after the break Cadamarteri worked the ball in but Keigan Parker's finish was poor.
Smithies proved a safe pair of hands when Scunthorpe stepped up the pressure while getting back in numbers to form a solid back line to break down Town's attacking threat.
Roberts seemed to have give Town the lead on 56 minutes only for it to be ruled out by referee Miller, who ruled Roberts had impeded a defender.
Parker then lost out on a decent chance when having a strike at goal instead of picking out a team mate on the counter.

Smithies, who is rumoured to be watched by Chelsea, was equal to a Hooper effort but as the action swung one way then the other it was Town who broke the deadlock on 65 minutes.
Roberts launched a corner, Clarke and Butler fooled their markers and Goodwin powered a low header into the corner of the net to stun his former club.

Michael Collins was sent clear by sub Ian Craney only to be denied by Joe Murphy plunging at his feet, The Iron was then down to 10 men when Morris got injured and had used all three substitutes.
With Scunthorpe hell bent of trying to snatch a draw, keeper Joe Murphy joined the attack when the Iron had a last minute corner, Town's keeper Smithies proved a star turn and his quick thinking set up Cadamarteri and though he was hauled down, Gary Roberts gleefully rolled in his eighth goal of season into and empty net.


Town: Smithies, Holdsworth, N Clarke, Butler, R Williams, Cadamarteri, Goodwin, Collins, Roberts, Parker (Craney 74), Jevons (T Clarke 90).
Subs not used: Glennon, Berrett, Kamara.

Scunthorpe: Murphy, Wright, Byrne, Pearce (Thompson 86), M Williams, Sparrow, McCann (Morris 79), Togwell, Woolford (Hayes 74), Hooper, May.
Subs not used: Lewis, Mirfin.

Referee: N Miller (County Durham)
Attendance: 15,228


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