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Report: Development Squad fight hard in narrow Huddersfield loss

25 November 2021

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Report: Development Squad fight hard in narrow Huddersfield loss

25 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town’s Development Squad narrowly lost out to Huddersfield Town’s B Team at Canalside on Tuesday afternoon.

Max McMillan scored a brace in the game to bring the side into contention but goals from Micah Obiero and Kian Harratt saw the club head home empty-handed.

Town started the better of the two sides in the game, creating the opening chance just five minutes in through Cian Hayes, but his effort from the edge of the box clipped the wrong side of the post.

Akiel Raffie sparked another attack soon after as he took on Ben Jackson on the byline, before crossing the ball towards the penalty spot, which was cleared only to a trialist on the opposite wing. The ball was then played back in with Danny Edwards nodding just wide.

The deadlock was broken 15 minutes in as Obiero picked up the ball around the edge of the area, wrong-footed his marker, and managed to find the bottom corner on the far side.

Edwards was then on the attack again, forcing a save out of Nicholas Bilokapic, before Huddersfield had two good chances through Brodie Spencer and Harratt around the half-hour mark. The home side did add a second just after as Harratt netted his 16th goal of the season.

Town started growing back into the game after the break as McMillan looked to have brought the side back into the game, but his effort that flew past Bilokapic after breaking through the defence was flagged offside.

The Fleetwood forward did halve the deficit with the next chance as Hayes slipped him through, playing the ball into McMillan’s path before he dribbled past Luke Daley and struck home. Ten minutes later, he completed his brace for the game and completed the comeback, when he got the better of Jackson, bringing the game back to 2-2.

Huddersfield did get a third late on through Obiero and even though Town tried their hardest, working chances for Hayes, but it wasn’t meant to be on the day.

Town XI: Rees (GK), Bird, Trialist, Raffie, Trialist, Teale, Hayes, Baggley, McMillan, Edwards, Trialist.

Bench: Eastham (GK), Jones, Johnson, King, Kearns.

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