Huddersfield Town went down to a crushing 3-0 away defeat at Brentford this afternoon
Town were rocked in the build up to the game with the news that Pilkington wasn’t fit to play, and they were then further handicapped when Lee Peltier had to pull out of the team after suffering a suspected ankle injury in the warm up.
Huddersfield simply never got going in the game, and Brentford were the dominant side, they simply wanted the ball more and showed more desire than Town.
Quite how it stayed goalless in the first half, god only knows, as Town had ony one real shot in anger through Theo Robinson, which went straight into the side netting.
Town came out in the second half, and did creat several chances to go ahead in the game but those chances were wasted and in the main wide of goal or way over into the London sunny skies.
Brentford were always dangerous on the break and once the game went 1-0 after a soft penalty award there was only one place the points were going to.
Brentford further added to Town’s misery by adding a 2nd and a 3rd late into the game, as they dented Towns goal difference.
The only bright note from the day was that Town remain in 6th position on goal difference, and that the play-offs are still in our own hands, but with tough games coming up at home against Walsall and the Millwall the Town players must regain their attacking flair.
Conceded 3 goals, could he have done better, had little chance with the penalty
Did well first half as Town were under pressure but buckled too easily in the 2nd along with the rest
Made some good challenges and clearances in the first half, subbed after the 2nd goal
Hit the bar in the 2nd half, won a lot in the air, but ultimately conceded 3 goals
The skipper who had an off day with the linesman, and will be disapointed to have shipped 3 goals
Didnt realise he was playing for most of the game
Had a few good runs, but like the rest looked poor going forward and defensively 2nd half vanished
Not his normal self, too many passes went astray
Missed a late penalty and wasted a good opportunity when one on one with the keeper, produced little
Some dismal efforts on goal, no supply or support from his team mates,l worked hard as usual
Ran around, had the best chance in the 1st half, but like Rhodes had no support
Tried to influence the game from the left when he replaced Berrett, his apperance coincided with Town conceding
Brought on for Heffernan, little time to do anything, and quite why he was brought on, no-one seemed to know
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Lee Clark 6
Did he get the selection wrong? The tactics? Who knows as Town never looked like winning this game, Brentford were the better side all over the pitch.
At least with Clark we have a manager who admits as much in his post match comments.