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Huddersfield Town 3-1 Swansea City (Match Report)

Huddersfield easily took a well deserved 3 points away from their game with Swansea this afternoon, to move the Terriers up to third in the league.

The Terriers was at Swansea right from the start as Boothy had a header cleared off the line for a corner. From the resulting corner Swansea half cleared but only to see it land at the feet of Worthington’s well wide shot, almost diverted in by Clarke but Forbes was the saviour to Swansea as he was most of the afternoon. On the 15 minute mark Swansea created their first chance of the day, A well taken free kick by Trundle saw Rachubka make a great save and made it even better when he saved the follow up by Iriekpen. On 26 minutes Huddersfield took the lead through Andy Booth. A great effort by Schofield after good work by Brandon saw Boothy nod home the follow up, 1-0 Town. Only 5 minutes later Swansea got an equaliser, Trundle won and took the penalty that levelled the scores. Pawel Abbott then volleyed Huddersfield back into the lead, again, good work by Schofield saw Abbott take 1 touch and volley the ball home, 2-1. Just minutes after Abbott found him self clean through but was brought down by Tate, last man, but NO red card was shown, bad Reffing again at the Galpharm.

Shortly after the hour mark, the visitors Swansea City were reduced to 10 men when O’Leary clearly elbowed Jon Worthington in the face. Schofield was impressive this afternoon, and this showed yet again when he released Abbott but he could only find the roof of the net when he tried the lob of the Swans keeper. Schofield got what he deserved with 13 minutes left. His deflected shot wrong footed the Swansea keeper to make it 3, and the Swansea fans were finding the Exit signs. Ex Imps striker Taylor-Fletcher, found him self clean through shortly after but he could only see his shot just miss the left hand post. Brandon then got the ball of Swansea with Abbott square to him, but Brandon kept on going towards goal but only saw his shot go wide. Another straight red card was shown to Iriekpen after he was arguing with the Ref after a Collins challenge, the visitors reduced to 9 men and a miracle was then needed to come back from 3-1 down in a minute.

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Bristol City (match report)
 
Huddersfield Town took all 3 points from Bristol City with a very late Pawel Abbott Header.
 
Huddersfield looked lively from the start, as so did the 2 front men Abbott and Booth. Booth nodded the ball down for Abbott but unfortunatly Huddersfield's top scorer last year couldn't take advantage of the chance. Boothy then had a great header at goal after the half an hour mark, but it was just cleared off the line from a Danny Adams free kick. Pawel abbott then had a tremendous effort on goal from all of 25 yards, but he could only manage to find the woodwork.
 
Town's second half got off to a flyer, as Wilkshire got sent off for Bristol City. Wilkshire, already booked in the first half, went into Danny Schofield unfairly said the Ref and deserved another yellow and his mmarching orders. Just before the hour mark David Mirfin had to be stretchered off infront of the appreciative Huddersfield Town fans, and was replaced by academy partner Andy Holdsworth. 20 minutes to go and it looked as if there were no way to get the 3 points for Town. Jacko made some changes by bringing off Schofield for Taylor-Fletcher to make his home debut, also to change the formation to 4-3-1-2. The Huddersfield fans were rewarded on 88 minutes for their lively singing and backing of the team. Holdsworth crossed for Abbott who easily nodded the ball past the stranded Bristol City keeper to give Town all 3 points. 
 
At the end of the day....
 
"Who needs Mourinho, When we've got Jacko?"

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Match Report)

Nottingham Forest scored a fortuitous win in their first game in League 1 against fellow promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town in the first game of the season.

Huddersfield were unlucky not to come away from the City Ground with at least a share of the spoils after a tough game in which either team could have taken the win. After a scrappy opening 45 minutes, it was Scott Dobie who took advantage of some slack defending by the visitors to nod Forest ahead in the First minute of stoppage time. A cross from the right was brought down well by Dobie, who got in front of Terrier’s defender Andy Holdsworth and hit the ball towards goal. Huddersfield ‘keeper Paul Rachubka looked to have kept the ball out but in a huge slice of luck for Dobie, the ball rebounded off the crossbar and neither Rachubka or Holdsworth could stop the Forest striker from simply nodding the ball into the open goal to send the home fans wild, and give them a vital lead just before the half time break.

Forest came out after the break in buoyant mood and straight away set about trying to increase their lead. After Forest created more chances, Huddersfield manager Peter Jackson decided to switch from 5-3-2 to 4-4-2 and took off Andy Holdsworth and replaced him with Danny Schofield. It was Schofield who created Huddersfield’s equaliser, which came from the penalty spot. After a lovely jinking run from the midfielder where he seemed to take on half the Forest defence, Danny Cullip upended Schofield, and the referee immediately pointed to the penalty spot, and Pawel Abbott, Huddersfield’s star striker cooly slotted the ball into the corner, sending Forest ‘keeper Pedersen the wrong way, and sending 3,500 travelling terrier’s into delirium.

After Andy Booth saw a header turned around the post by Pedersen, it was Forest’s turn to attack again, putting on more pressure until substitute David Johnson scored his first goal in months with just 4 minutes to go, after running onto a through ball, the striker’s first shot hit Paul Rachubka who couldn’t hold onto the ball, and Johnson was left with an easy tap in to seal the win for Gary Megson’s men. A tough game which either side could have won, but in the end it was the home team that took the spoils.

Thanks to Stevvy for providing this match report!

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