Brighton & Hove Albion 1 v 0 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Beaker (Moderator) on 17/02/2002
A moment of madness from Martyn Margetson (try saying that when you're pissed!)cost Town dear as they fell to a single goal at Brighton on Saturday.Brighton & Hove Albion 1 v 0 Huddersfield Town
The Town keeper came for a cross he was never going to reach and let Junior Lewis in for the winning goal in a dour game at the Withdean Stadium.
And er....that's it.

I'm afraid this is a condensed match report because -
A)Nothing much happened.
B)I'd had a few and the game seemed to last about twenty minutes.
The pitch was an absolute was like playing on a potato field and both teams struggled to find any rhythm as the ball bobbled all over the place.The sooner Brighton find a new home the better.
The Seagulls had the better of the first half with highly-rated Bobby Zamora and Steve Melton going close and Chris Hay had Town's best effort with a shot over the bar after Wijnhard's lay-off.
Both team's defences were on top throughout and Nathan Clarke kept Zamora very quiet throughout with an excellent performance.
Clarke's team-mates Evans and Heary both had a forgettable afternoon as every pass they played found a blue-and-white shirt.......
but unfortunately Town were playing in black.
Half-time 0-0 and the only way I could see either team scoring was through either a piece of brilliance or a terrible mistake...
Take a bow Mr.Margetson on 54 minutes,racing out like a man possessed but failing to get anywhere near Paul Brooker's left-wing cross
and Lewis claimed the winner.
Town had the majority of possession in the second half but only looked like scoring when Kenny Irons replaced Wijnhard on 68 minutes.He prompted some good passing moves but we really only threatened through long-range efforts from Chris Hay.
Danny Schofield struggled to find his excellent recent form and the match was a disappointing spectacle on the whole.
The Terrier's best chance come when Hay raced past the full-back and delivered a great cross that Leon Knight failed to get on the end of with the goal gaping.
If only he was six inches taller.....
Town created only a couple of half-chances after that as Brighton defended well and we never looked like scoring as time ran out.

So that was that and Town fell to only their second defeat in nineteen games when they had almost certainly deserved a point.
Not the most exciting of games I've ever seen and we could do with getting back to winning ways next Saturday at recent bogey-side Blackpool.

I promise I'll try to stay off the ale this time......


Huddersfield Town:Margetson,Jenkins,Evans,Clarke,Gray,Hay,Heary,Holland,Schofield,Wijnhard(Irons 68),Knight.
Referee:Steve Benett
Beaker's MOM:Nathan Clarke-another cool display from the youngster who kept Zamora quiet all game.Excellent.


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