Emley AFC
Sat 29 Jun 2024
Emley AFC
Emley AFC
Huddersfield Town
Emley 0-5 Huddersfield Town

Emley 0-5 Huddersfield Town

Martin Eastwood29 Jun - 18:35
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Pewits have respectable run out as Terriers show their bite.

Emley's first pre-season warm up game ended in defeat to a strong Huddersfield Town in Michael Duff's first game in charge.

Although the scoreline went against Emley, there was lots of positives for the Emley fans in a huge crowd at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground as the preparations for our upcoming Northern Premier League season.

Both sides named strong starting XI's, with town naming 3 separate teams in a game which was played in 3 x 30-minute periods.

As one would expect, it was the full time professional outfit from League 1 who started strongly and had most of the ball, a testing shot flew wide within 2 minutes as town dominated the first 20 minutes, but Emley’s defence stood firm, turning away crosses and getting a foot in when it mattered, but the deadlock was finally broken on 17 minutes as Headley found a bit of space in a packed area to poke home the opener.

But Emley then on the attack and Luke Parkin forced town keeper Maxwell into tipping a shot around the post, but the resulting corner was cleared, Maxwell was called into action again not long after as Emley found some joy in attack, Clegg's snapshot was saved by the Terriers keeper.

Referee Bobby Madley blew for the end of the first period, with Emley more than holding their own as town transitioned their entire team.
Town soon got into their stride and pushed Emley back, but Pashley's last-ditch clearance denied Sorba Thomas for adding a second from town, it should have been 2-0 a few minutes later but after a well worked move, Danny Ward blazed a well-placed cross over the shed roof and into the car park, much to the amusement of the Emley fans behind that goal.

on 45 minutes, town did find their second goal, Lambton made a good initial block before Jones fired home, Emley made changes themselves at "half time", Baldwin, Metcalfe, Keita, Kenny, Walshaw, and Lawrence replaced Hardaker, Hogg, Curtis, Clegg, Parkin and Haigh.
Metcalfe and Keita combined as Emley looked to get one back, but the danger was cleared by the defence, 3 minutes later and town made it 3-0, after the ball was lost in midfield, Kasumu, slotted past Lambton as the professionals looked to wrap the game up, which they duly did just a minute later as Wiles fired home.

On 60 minutes, a third team change for town as they looked to give all their players a 30-minute run out, Clegg and Hardaker came back on for Emley, replacing the impressive Sheppard and Cowgill and Qasim gave way to Adam Mirza.

Emley fans finally had something to cheer on 72 minutes, good play down the right saw Walshaw plays in Keita who thought he had got Emley's first goal, but an offside flag out paid to any celebrations, at the other end, Lambton had to be on his toes to deny town a 5th through a good header.

Emley then enjoyed a few minutes attacking the Warburton end goal, first, Keita slammed a shot well over and then Donae Lawrence fizzed a low shot across goal that was claimed by town's 3rd keeper Chapman.

With the game winding down, town went looking for a 5th goal, but were denied by a stunning save by Lambton as he palmed a blistering shot over the bar, but the Terriers had the final say in the last minute as Pashley was replaced by Harrison.

It was Tyreece Simpson who rounded off the scoring with a neat turn and tidy finish into the bottom corner.

And so, it was Huddersfield Town who took the spoils in this first friendly of the campaign, but Emley showed glimpses of what they could possibly do and now we welcome Bury to the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground on Tuesday evening as the big crowd showed their appreciation.

F/T- Emley 0-5 Huddersfield Town

Attendance- 1,657

EMLEY- Lambton, Sheppard, Hardaker, Hogg, Cowgill, Pashley, Curtis, Clegg, Qasim, Parkin, Haigh; Subs all used- Baldwin, Harrison, Kenny, Keita, Lawrence, Metcalfe, Mirza, Walshaw.

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Sat 29 Jun 2024




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