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Blues U21s 0 Huddersfield U21s 1

Posted: Mon 21 Oct 2013

Dariusz Dudka

Image by: PA Photos

Blues U21s were narrowly beaten by Huddersfield Town in a close game at Wast Hills on Monday afternoon.

The match was played under difficult conditions, with driving rain early on being replaced by gusting winds.

Huddersfield were undoubtedly the better side in the first half and deservedly went ahead, but Richard Beale’s team fashioned enough openings of their own after the break to grab at least a point.

The Terriers set the pace early on and Colin Doyle was forced to make a number of decent saves to deny Daniel Carr (twice) and Jordan Sinnott.

But it came as no surprise that Huddersfield broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark and disappointingly it stemmed from Blues’ own corner. Darren Ambrose swung the ball in but the Terriers immediately cleared their lines and broke quickly on the counter-attack.
Keith Southern’s initial shot was parried by Doyle, but Carr was there to force a close-range header over the line.

The second-half was a different story though as Blues looked much more threatening going forward.

It should have been all-square after 69 minutes, but Demarai Gray scuffed his shot wide with the net beckoning.

Darren Ambrose was then unlucky to see his effort deflected off the top of the bar, before Charlee Adams snatched at the ball and fired wide.

With just a minute of normal time remaining Reece Brown saw his shot rebound back off the base of the post.

Polish international trialist Dariusz Dudka (pictured) played the full match, whilst Australian trialist Patrick Antelmi came on as a second-half substitute.

Blues U21s: Colin Doyle, Charlee Adams, Mitch Hancox, Darius Dudka, Hayden Mullins, Nathaniel Kelly, Koby Arthur (Patrick Antelmi, 58), Reece Brown, Akwasi Asante (Viv Solomon, 63), Demarai Gray, Darren Ambrose.
Subs not used: Liam Truslove, Nick Townsend, Bobby Moseley.

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