HTWFC – 100k in 30 Days Challenge

HTWFC 100K in 30 Days Challenge

HTWFC’s “100k’s in 30 days”.

It’s as it says on the tin. Players and coaches will run, walk, cycle or swim 100 kilometres in 30 days to help raise money for the club.

Why are we doing this?
Huddersfield Town Women is a self funding club and relies on support from club events, families and friends during the season.

We understand that things are difficult for everyone and any help or donation, however small, is greatly appreciated.

Everyone will record their progress and all the money raised will be used to help the club as part of the 2020/2021 season.

You may be contacted by players, but if not and you are interested in donating then please contact:

Chairman: David Mallin
Mob : 07801 901346

Your help and support is appreciated by everyone at the club.

HTWFC 100K in 30 Days Challenge

HTWFC DEVELOPMENT – Town exit cup after taking the game to a penalty shoot out.

2nd February 2020

After the 5-0 success against local rivals Bradford City a fortnight ago, the terriers were in semi final action making the trip south to Nottinghamshire to entertain Nottingham Forest.

A buoyant town started the game really and were causing the hosts problems early on. Although against the run of the play Nottingham Forest opened the scoring after Claire Goater expertly fired past town stopper Laura Carter outside the area to put early pressure on the terriers.

Town responded in  a positive manner and just 10 minutes town were back level from the unlikeliest of goal scorers and Leoni Price tried her luck from all of 40 yards, the ball cannoned off the cross bar and over the line to warm this cup tie up.

Numerous chances followed for both sides but town were deservedly in front in the 31st minute, Captain Tara Duce’s excellent corner was cleared to the edge of the box, only to fall nicely for Town midfielder Alice Linsell to drill the ball home to put the terriers in the driving seat.

The hosts were back level 5 minutes into the second half which meant for an exciting finish in as the Nottinghamshire night sky started to come in.

A resurgent, spirited town continued to create chances as both Macy Ellis and Cassidy Clift hit the bar and post

respectively which would have Put town in the final. The game went through to extra time only for town to get ahead again, after some great build up play Macy Ellis kept her composure to once again fired town back into the lead. Although controversially town were denied a spot in the FAWNL Reserve Cup final as in the dying embers of the game Forest striker Annabel McKechnie headed home the rebound after a world class save from Laura Carter, the goal coming after 30+3 minutes of extra time.

Unfortunately terriers captain Tara Duce fired her penalty onto the crossbar, after 5 successes from Nottingham Forest Town crashed out of the cup.

Next Sunday the Development team are away to Middlesbrough Reserves, 2pm ko

HTWFC DEVELOPMENT – Yorkshire derby against Near rivals Bradford city

19th January 2020

After last weeks cup success town were on the road again this time In a West Yorkshire derby against Near rivals Bradford city.

Mainly down to poor playing conditions it took Town a while to get to started against the bottom side. After numerous missed chances town captain Tara Duce put the terriers ahead 10 minutes before the break after firing past the city stopper. 

A change in formation in the second half saw increased fluidity and the terriers continued to create changes at Will. 

Eventually after a dominating second period 4 more goals came, captain Tara Duce added her second of the game before the ever impressive Lois Scholefield added to her tally for the season before substitute Sian Gibril-Keating came off the bench to score the final 2 goals of the game to make it 5-0 to town who continued their unbeaten league start and just 1 defeat in 13 matches this season.

No game next weekend

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Reserve League Cup Quarter Final – HTWFC go through to Semi-Final.

12th January 2020
Durham Women Reserves 3 – 7 HTWFC Devs

After last weeks penalty shoot out success the terriers were on the road again In a quarter final clash with Durham.

The terriers started in a resurgent mood with Sian Gibril-Keating dragging her shot narrowly wide after some good play from the Terriers full back Eleanor Ciesielski.

Towns early dominance paid off in the 10th minute as Emma Samways latched onto a loose goal kick from the Durham stopper Anna King, Emma elegantly lobbed the ball over the stranded keeper from 30 yards out to put town in front. 

Just like that town made it two nil just one minute later as the relentless full back Eleanor Ciesielski made a surging run forward beating 2 Durham defenders before squaring the ball to Macy Ellis, fresh from her England Colleges call up Macy drilled the ball into the top corner making it 2-0 inside 11 minutes. 

Towns relentless pressing and dominance continued and on the 14th minute it was 3-0. Emma Samways delivered a wonderful free kick and Sian Gibril-Keating there was to expertly volley the terriers into a 3 goal lead. 

Ellis then added a fourth goal of the afternoon before the break rounding off an excellent first half performance from town. 

Although the terriers let a spirited Durham side back into the game.  Unbelievably Durham managed to  put the tie back in the balance by scoring 3 goals and making the score line 4-3 putting pressure on the terriers. 

Macy Ellis

After ringing the changes the terriers then responded in a positive manner as on the 61st minute the tireless Macy Ellis competed her hat trick after some good play from terriers winger Emma Samways. 

Town buoyed by this added 2 more goals in the last few minutes as Substitute Cassidy Clift scored a rocket from 25 yards before fellow substitute Emily Brett managed to delicately poke the ball past the Durham keeper to make the game 7-3 to town.

Full-time: 3-7

Town reach the Semi-Final of this competition for the first time in their history.

Next Sunday the Development team are away to Bradford City Reserves, 2pm ko

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Reserve League Cup – Terriers bounce back from a disappointing end to 2019.

Blackburn Rovers Development 2 – 2 Huddersfield Town Development
Town won 6-7 on penalties

The terriers were hoping to bounce back from a disappointing end to 2019 and start 2020 in a positive manner.

Although after a 35 minute delay to kick off the terriers were slow coming out of the blocks, after a sluggish start Town found themselves 1 down from a corner as Blackburn defender Megan Dykes powered a header past the stranded Laura Carter in the Town goal.

After a lacklustre first half performance town responded in a spirited manner. After testing the Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Libby Finn and Tara Duce flicking narrowly wide the  Terriers found their break through. After some good link up play Cassidy Clift was played through on goal and expertly fired the terriers back into the tie by smashing the ball past Libby Finn at the near post.

The buoyant terriers continued their resurgence and In the 87th minute Emma Samways capitalised on a Blackburn mistake to score what ought to have been the winner.
Although in the 90th minute a town mix up at the back allowed Blackburn to equalise in the dying embers of the game, taking the cup tie into penalties.

After some good penalties Town keeper Laura Carter became a town hero saving 2 penalties in the shoot out ensuring town win 6-7 on penalties.

Next Sunday the Development team hope to carry on their cup run when they travel to Durham reserves in the league cup quarter final tie, 2pm ko

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Reserve League Cup – Home to Millmoor Juniors 24th November 2019

Huddersfield Town Development 4 – 1 Millmoor Juniors

Going into the game on the back of a 3-3 draw against Durham, the terriers were looking to respond in a positive manner.

It took town just five minutes to open the scoring, a corner from Tara Duce was headed home in exquisite fashion as Sian Gibrill-Keating headed home.

After going in front a resurgent Millmoor equalised 20 minutes with a counter attack splitting the town back 4 and confidently slotting home past Laura Carter in the town goal.

After putting the disappointment of conceding behind the terriers managed to get back in front just before the break after a good bit of build play Emily Brett kept her composure before rounding the Millmoor juniors goalkeeper to ease the nerves going into the break.

After the break it took town just 13 minutes to add another goal, after picking the ball up in the middle of the park, Cassidy Clift showed great individual skill dancing past 5 Millmoor defenders before expertly drilling the ball past the hopeless Millmoor keeper making it 3-1 to the terriers.

And 12 minutes before time the terriers completed the scoring and made it 4-1 with Substitute Molly Ellis using her pace to keep the ball in on the byline before providing an excellent cross for captain Tara Duce to head home.

A positive result for the terriers putting them into the next round who will face Sheffield FC on the 18th of December.


10th November 2019
HTWFC Development Team 3 – Durham Women Reserves 3

The Development team allowed a 3-0 goal lead to slip when Durham scored an 89th minute equaliser to share the points. Macy Ellis put Town ahead in the 15th minute when the ball rebounded to her and she finished from close range.

Town dominated much of the half and were rewarded with a second goal when in the 39th minute, captain Tara Duce lobbed the Durham keeper to go in at half time 2 – 0 up.

Town went 3-0 up with 28 minutes of the game remaining when Duce made it 3-0 direct from a corner.

However, within a minute a back pass to Laura Carter in Town’s goal bobbled as she went to clear it and sliced off her foot into the net, 3-1. It was 75 minutes when the fightback continued with Carter lobbed from distance, 3-2.

Further chances came and went for Town but, a misplaced pass at the back allowed Durham in again with just a minute remaining.

Full time 3-3.

Next Sunday the Development team start their County Cup action for the 2019/20 season when they entertain Millmoor Juniors, 1.30pm kick off.


The development team continued their unbeaten start to the season and overcame a tough Leicester City side by 2 goals to nil at the Stafftex Arena.

Town had the better of the opening minutes and after a couple of missed chances, went ahead in the 13th minute with a nice finish from Emily Brett.  For the remainder of the half both teams battled well but neither were able to find the net.

The second half was much of the same with Leicester rarely troubling Laura Carter in Town’s goal and most of their efforts coming from distance.

At the other end Town continued to create and but for a number of fine saves from the City goalkeeper, Town could have run away with the game. 

It took an unfortunate own goal to double Town’s lead with 15 minutes remaining. Captain Tara Duce drove in a low free kick from just outside the City penalty area and the ball deflected off the shin of a Leicester defender and flew into the net, 2-0.

With this win, Town top their group after 5 matches played and will progress to the knock out stages of the competition to be played later in the season. 

Next Sunday the development team are at home to Durham Reserves, 2pm ko