Development Squad Hit Magnificent Seven
Huddersfield Town Women’s Development Squad made a statement to the league with an emphatic 7-0 win against Sheffield FC on Sunday
The game started innocently, with Town having a few chances at the Sheffield goal. The best of those chances being a corner whipped in by Cassidy Clift with Sharone Buckle heading the ball just wide.
The first goal of the game came 18 minutes in when Macey Ellis made a run into the box. The ball went loose, but Clift won it back and found Alice Linsell who struck a sumptuous shot from 20 yards out.
Town then dominated proceedings and were all over Sheffield possession wise and could have had more goals – the best chance coming from a through ball by Kayley Hird to Cassidy Clift who had Macey Ellis in support, but decided to go alone and the shot dribbled wide.
Just short of the half-hour mark, Clift got her goal. After she went down the wing and got into the box, she cut inside of a Sheffield defender before finishing into the bottom corner. Then, straight after, Molly Ellis fired a 30-yard shot that caught the keeper off-guard and made it 3-0 in the blink of an eye.
On 37 minutes, a ball was crossed in by Lois Scholefield which was met by Faye Sherrington who headed into the back of the net.
Then, more goals kept coming through Sherrington’s second. A melee in the box between the Sheffield defence and ‘keeper saw the ball come out to Sherrington who put it into an empty net.
The final goal of the half swiftly followed. This time the keeper parried Clift’s shot straight to Lois Scholefield who found a gap to make it 6-0 before the break.
The second half was much more subdued and Sheffield tried to get in the game, but chances never materialised for them and Town were able to deal with their attacks comfortably.
Then, midway through the second half, there was a lovely one-two pass movement between Sherrington and Zoe Laughton, who ran into the box and calmly slotted it in at the near post to make it 7.
The rest of the half didn’t impress and Town had the win in the bag, but in the final minutes of the game, Sheffield won a penalty after a pull in the box. Their striker stepped up, but goalkeeper Lauren Joyce made a great save down to her left to preserve her clean sheet.Town have now kept two clean sheets in a row, scoring 12 goals in their first three games. Up next, they welcome Durham to the Stafflex and, if this result is anything to go by, it’ll be a cracker!
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