15th March 2020
West Bromwich Albion 4 – 2 Huddersfield Town Women
A poor second half performance saw Town slip to a league defeat away to West Bromwich Albion.
Albion started the stronger and put Town’s goal under early pressure with their right winger Natalie Murray causing havoc down Town’s left side. Town appeared to have weathered the early storm but then in the 22nd Tash Tezgel scored with a shot after Town failed to clear their lines from a corner.
Town thought that they had equalised with 34 minutes gone when Sarah Danby poked the ball home from close range only to be denied by the assistant referee’s flag for offside.
Town were getting more into the game and drew level in the 38th minute when a Mallin corner was headed home by top scorer Lucy Sowerby and, things got even better for Town when following another corner Vicky Abbott scored her first of the season, poking the ball home following a goal mouth scramble in the final minute of the half.
Half time 1-2
Sowerby could have put Town two goals clear early in the second half but was denied by a good save from the keeper.
Town’s lead survived for 16 minutes of the half as Albion pressure finally told and they equalised with a header.
Things went from bad to worse when they took the lead again with 20 minutes remaining with another header from a set piece.
Town huffed and puffed for the remainder of the game and were undone once again with four minutes left as a quick break found their player unmarked in the box and she finished off the scoring to make it 4-2.
A disappointing performance from Town who don’t have to wait long for their chance of redemption. They travel to 5th placed Burnley on Wednesday, 7.45pm kick off, and then on Sunday are away again, this time to 2nd placed Derby County, 2pm ko.