MATCH REPORT: Hull City 0-5 Huddersfield Town

Hull City host Huddersfield Town on a sunny Sunday afternoon that could see the Tigresses relegated if they fell to defeat.

  • Second week in a row Town Women beat Hull City after Development Team victory one week earlier 
  • Five goals, four goal scorers and three points 
  • City relegated at the bottom of the table after defeat to Terriers
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Town had the chance to relegate Hull City on Sunday afternoon, with City currently sitting bottom of the table. But the hosts were not going down without a fight.

A number of early chances for both sides were blocked before the ‘keepers could make the save and ultimately, each side conceded a number of corners. 

However, it was Town who had the best chances of the opening stages. 

Just over 20 minutes into the game and City had a free-kick. The cross fell into the hands of Bethan Davies, who released Laura Elford towards goal. 

Elford won a corner for Town that was blocked, before Brittany Sanderson crossed the ball to find Beth Ibbotson in the box. Ibbotson made no mistake and headed the ball into the back of the net to score the opening goal of the game. 

As the half continued Yasmin Mason, on her first start for the Terriers, had a chance that was saved by Abi Wallace in goal. 

On the stroke of half-time, Mia Parry doubled Town’s lead. Great play from Elford ensured Town held possession on the touchline, before Stanley crossed to find Parry in the box. 

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Just after the break, City had a great chance to get back into the game. The hosts were awarded a free-kick that was eventually cleared by Stanley with the chance ultimately wasted. 

As the half progressed, Town were pushing for their third. Sanderson was fouled in the box as the Terriers piled pressure onto City and despite the referee putting the whistle to her mouth, no foul was awarded and play continued. 

City looked to come back in the game however had no luck in the final third as they lacked the quality with their final touch. Town’s quality shone through once again, when Sanderson was on the end of Mallin’s cross.

In the final 10 minutes of the game, Katie Stanley scored to make it four before Sanderson rounded off the goals to make it five. 

First team coach Danny Alogba was happy with the result:

“We are delighted with the win, especially the clean sheet. We move forward, midweek game on Thursday, we look forward to that now.

“Tuesday at training will be based on looking for a physical battle, winning the second balls. Burnley will be a team that look to press. We just have to be on it.”

HTAFC WOMEN TEAM
33 Bethan Davies (GK) 
12 Autumn Housley
5 Vicky Abbott (60’ Georgia Marshall)
3 Beth Ibbotson 
14 Yasmin Mason (65’ Kate Mallin)
57 Mia Parry 
23 Serena Fletcher 
6 Lauren Griffiths
7 Katie Stanley (C) 
10 Laura Elford (75’ Ria Montgomery)
11 Brittany Sanderson

Huddersfield Town Women are in action on Thursday 14 April as they face Burnley at 19:45. Huddersfield supporters can watch the game with tickets available on the day at the Stafflex Arena, HD8 0WA.

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