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Young Latics Defeated

25 July 2014

Oldham Athletic youth team were defeated 0-2 by a strong Huddersfield Town side.

Goals in either half for the young Terriors were enough to give Huddersfield Town the victory.

The game started very evenly matched with both sides showing attacking intent.

It was the visitors that did take the lead midway through the first half in unfortunate circumstances. A free kick rebounded against the post and goalkeeper Paul Tyson and trickled into the goal to give Huddersfield the lead.

With a couple of minutes of the half remaining, Latics felt they should have been awarded a spot kick after Jordache Walters was challenged in the area but the referee waved away their protests.

The home side started the second half in attacking fashion but were struggling to craft a clear cut goalscoring opportunity.

The visitors started to gain a foothold in the game and doubled their advantage midway through the second half in emphatic fashion. The Huddersfield Town striker found space in the area and thundered a shot into the top corner, giving Latics' goalkeeper no chance.

Despite the two goal diadvantage, the youngsters continued to press, causing a succession of corners, but nothing unfortunately falling onto a Latics head.

The home side pressed and pressed but could not find a way past the resilient Huddersfield defence and the game eventually finished 0-2 to the visitors.

Speaking after the game, manager Tony Philliskirk said: "I thought it was a really good game. Huddersfield got to the quarter final of the Youth Cup last season and I don't think there was much in the game.

"We had a certain penalty turned down in the first half. I've watched it back and there is no doubt but these things happen in football but I thought the only difference in the game was a bit more quality in the final third.

"We've got a lot of things to work on in the next couple of weeks but we go to Holland full of confidence and look to test the lads further."

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