Report: Huddersfield Town 5-1 AFC Bournemouth

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 24/08/2013
Huddersfield Town secured their first home win of the season with a thumping 5-1 victory over Bournemouth at the John Smith's Stadium.Report: Huddersfield Town 5-1 AFC Bournemouth

James Vaughan bagged a hat-trick to take his season tally to seven goals. The striker scored his treble in between a fine Adam Hammill solo effort and a scorcher from Adam Clayton.

Marc Pugh grabbed a consolation goal for Bournemouth in a second half which Town dominated.

The Terriers played some attractive football and fully deserved their victory it was an all-round excellent performance which I'm sure manager Mark Robins will be very pleased with.

Robins named an unchanged side after securing Town's first win of the season away at Millwall whilst Bournemouth were without Matt Ritchie, Charlie Daniels wasn't match fit so had to make do with a place on the bench. Brett Pitman partnered Lewis Grabban as boss Eddie Howe went with a standard 4-4-2 formation.

Hammill registered the first effort of the afternoon with just a minute played with a shot from the edge of the area that was caught by Bournemouth goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

Ryan Fraser was a constant threat for Town throughout the first half exploiting space down the left flank to cross for Harry Arter but the midfielder could only head over the bar.
Fraser was linked with a move to Huddersfield last season whilst playing for Aberdeen and was advised not to join The Terriers after being told by his manager that "he can do better than Huddersfield".

Hammill had said in an interview for the local newspaper The Examiner that himself and his team mates will have to share the goals to support Vaughan and the winger led by example opening the scoring on 14 minutes. Hammill played a neat one-two with Jonathan Hogg that put him in the penalty area before beating his man with a step-over and stabbed at a shot that went into the net via the post.

The visitors almost made an instant reply when Fraser again found space down the left to deliver a cross for Pitman who executed an acrobatic overhead that was blocked by Peter Clarke.

Then on 20 minutes Fraser crossed for Lewis Grabban who could only muster a tame header at Town stopper Alex Smithies.

Allsop then made two top draw saves first denying Vaughan tipping his shot over the bar after the striker had been put through by Hammill then from the resulting corner, Hogg tested the Cherries goalkeeper with a thumping shot from the edge of the area which Allsop parried away.

Hammill then set up Vaughan with his first of the afternoon on 37 minutes. Bournemouth failed to clear their lines and Hammill's cross was nodded home by Vaughan from close range.

Just five minutes later Vaughan grabbed his second when Martin Paterson's defence splitting pass sent the striker away on goal, Vaughan steadied himself and calmly dispatched past Allsop.

Within a minute of the restart Vaughan had a chance to complete his hat-trick but the former Norwich man could only fire wide from Oliver Norwood's ball over the top. However, he would wrap up the hat-trick on 57 minutes when Jake Carroll was upended by Simon Francis in the box. Vaughan stepped up and despite Allsop getting a hand on the ball the striker's shot was just too powerful.

Bournemouth would grab a consolation goal on 68 minutes when Fraser's cross was converted into the goal by substitute Marc Pugh with the aid of his shoulder when going for a header.

Antony Gerrard then blocked Fraser's effort on goal but Town midfielder Adam Clayton put the icing on the cake with 12 minutes left. Clayton picked up the ball 25 yards from goal; his first touch allowed him space before unleashing a shot that flew into the top right hand corner of Allsop's goal.

Hammill had a shot that cleared the crossbar and Norwood nearly got in on the act in added time but the midfielder failed to hit the target from Clayton's cross.

Overall a very impressive before by Huddersfield Town and showing that this season The Terriers are certainly no pushovers.

Sean's Star Man- Jake Carroll
James Vaughan and Adam Hammill are getting the plaudits and rightly so but Jake Carroll had an impressive game hardly putting a foot wrong. Linked well with both defence and attack the 22-year old has started every game so far this season and looks a good prospect.


Huddersfield Town: Smithies, Clarke, Lynch, Gerrard (Woods 76), Norwood, Hogg, Clayton, Hammill, Carroll, Vaughan (Stead 80), Paterson (Scannell 80).
Subs not used: Bennett, Hunt, Gobern, Ward.

Bournemouth: Allsop, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Surman (O'Kane 46, Hughes 62), Arter, MacDonald, Fraster, Grabban, Pitman (Pugh 59).
Subs not used: Flahavan, Addison, Daniels, Thomas.

Referee: Bond
Attendance: 12,025.


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