MATCH REPORT: Middlesbrough 0-10 Huddersfield Town Devs

Huddersfield Town’s Development Team travelled to Middlesbrough on Easter weekend in hopes of getting their bank holiday off to a good start. 

PHOTO: STEVE WINTERBURN

An egg-cellent day for football as Town’s Development Team travel to North Yorkshire in the sun on Easter Sunday. 

Two goals in the opening quarter of an hour set the Terriers off on a terrific start. Lois Mattock scored the first of the afternoon after a scramble in the box with the ‘keeper but Town came out on top and had the lead. 

Shortly after, Tara Duce doubled Town’s lead following a great chipped ball from Macy Ellis. Captain Kayley Hird was next on the scoresheet when she scored from a corner. Sharone Buckle’s headed attempt was saved off the line before Hird’s header was scored into an open goal. 

The final goal of the half was from the first goal scorer of the afternoon, Mattock. Her second was better than the first after she fired a powerful shot into the centre of the net.

PHOTO: STEVE WINTERBURN

Town aimed to get the second half off to the same start as the first half ended and that showed when Cassidy Clift had a chance five minutes in, followed by chances for Macy Ellis, Leoni Price and Duce. However, the ‘keeper saved every attempt.

Eventually, Town scored their first of the second half with substitute and under-18s player Mia scoring her first goal for the open age team. She almost got her second less than a minute later. Clift made it six with a brilliant finish not long after. 

It was seven shortly after when Town had a corner that was crossed into the box by Duce. Buckle passed back to Duce to keep the ball alive, with the follow up cross flying straight into the back of the net. 

In the final 10 minutes of the game, Gibrill-Keating scored after being determined to get on the scoresheet and Macy Ellis scored twice to round it off to 10 goals for the game.

PHOTO: STEVE WINTERBURN

At full-time manager Alan Eastwood said: “We continue the exact same way we are now, keep professional, keep training hard and keep our mind on one game at a time. 

“There is no point saying what we are going to do in the next two or three games,  we look forward to next week now and that’s all we do. If we can keep taking that momentum into games, i’m sure it’s going to be a positive end to the season if we continue.” 

Town are in action again on Sunday 24th April when we host east Yorkshire side Hull City. Follow our social media channels @htafcwomendevs for updates throughout the week.

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