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HTFC - Town go out with a wimper

Millwall
2 - 2
Huddersfield Town

The New Den

May 18th 2010

Attendance: 15,463

Referee:

Huddersfield Town blew their chance of a chance of promotion via the play-off final this season, and they can only have themselves to blame

Lee Clark kept faith with the side that had held Millwall to a bore draw at the Galpharm, with the exception of Robbie Williams who stepped in for the injured Tom Clarke.

However the night wasn't to be for Town as Millwall sealed their place in this seasons play-off final with goals in either half of the game.

Millwall's top-scorer Steve Morison put the Lions ahead in the 23rd minute after Town keeper Alex Smithies could only parry Danny Schofield's cross from the right directly into his path.

Things didn't look great for Town from then on as Millwall went on to have several opportunities to extend their lead, as the Town players simply lacked the desire and work rate to compete this evening.

Scott Barron then hit the woodwork for the Lions midway through the second period with Smithies well beaten and soon after Paul Robinson headed home a second with eight minutes remaining to book Millwall's place in the play-off final.

Millwall will now go on to face Swindon in the final, whilst Huddersfield and Lee Clark must go back to the drawing board and solve the problems that we all know exist!

Star Player

Steve Morison ran the Town back line ragged

Player Ratings


Smithies 5



At fault for the first goal and that goal ended the night effectively

Peltier 6



Worked hard, but no end product a few nice overlaps and crosses early on

Williams 5



Caught out of position for the first, but to be fair a decent show from Williams

P.Clarke 7



Lead by example just a shame none of the others watched him

Trotman 6



Muscled out of it, and could be seen by his frustration, one key challenge on Morison was impressive

Kay 3



Please dont let him be here next season, his passing is atrocious.

Drinkwater 6



Ran hard, and chased everything down but wasnt helped out by the rest of midfield

Roberts 6



Wasn't in the game for long periods, and had little impact in creating anything

Pilkington 4



Early booking, and another poor show from Pilks, must do better

Rhodes 5



Not a single chance for Jordan, no service provided for him

Novak 5



Worked his socks off, caught offside the most of any Town player

Robinson 5



Provided some willing running, but again no chances fell his way

Eccleston 6



Looked like he was up for the game but had no time to getinvolved

N.Clarke 6



Came on late and to be fair put in some good tackles

Millwall



Forde, Smith, Craig, Abdou, Robinson, Ward, Barron, Trotter, Harris, Morison, Schofield. Subs not used: Sullivan, Laird, Frampton, Fuseini, Batt, Obika.

Huddersfield Town



Smithies, Peltier, P. Clarke, Trotman (N.Clarke, 83mins), Williams, Roberts, Kay, Drinkwater, Pilkington (Eccleston, 75mins), Rhodes (Robinson, 53mins), Novak. Subs not used: Eastwood, Collins, Goodwin, Simpson


Writer:Terrier24
Date:Tuesday May 18 2010
Time: 10:16PM

Comments

0
we didnt pass the ball tonight, it was like Town of old, with the long ball constantly, ive no idea what went wrong.... Stage fright?.. Tactics?? Who knows.. Onto next season!!
Terrier24
18/05/2010 22:21:00
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Watched it on the box, whose idea was Hoof the Ball, when I've seen you this season you got the ball down and used width with plenty of crosses into the box
Tiny T
21/05/2010 08:27:00
0
god knows, i think it was in-experience showing, !!
Terrier24
21/05/2010 17:52:00
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