Date: 26th February 2007 at 4:44pm
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Matt Glennon’s big day was ruined as he thought back on a trio of spot-kick saves and admitted: ‘Defeat meant they became irrelevant.’

Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Crewe, a second successive home defeat and fifth at the crumbling fortress galpharm for Peter Jackson’s men, leaves Town eight points off the top six with only 11 games to go.

Glennon saved three times from the spot – from three players.

The summer signing from St Johnstone denied Ryan Lowe on 43 minutes.

Then he went to his left to stop Gary Roberts on 79.

And when referee David Foster ordered a retake because of encroachment, the super stopper dived right to smother Baudet’s attempt.

Town created a stack of chances in front of a 10,052 crowd (532 were in the visitors’ section).

But the keeper, who went upfield for set-pieces in the final minutes, admitted they paid the price for failing to capitalise on them.

‘We battered them, but we just didn’t make their keeper work hard enough,’ said Glennon.

‘They had four or five chances and scored twice, we had twice that number and managed only one goal, and it’s so disappointing.’

This will need some thinking about by Peter Jackson, whilst in his and the sides defence, he did have some injuries and suspensions to cope with reducing the potential players for the match day squad.

Having a keeper save three spot kicks and still come out on the losing side is to say the least, very unusual, and had the two awards (one retaken) gone in the scoreline could potentially have been 4-1. Some radical action has to be taken, if the euphoria of the recent five game unbeaten run is not to completely evaporate along with Town’s play off hopes.


One Reply to “Huddersfield’s heroic keeper speaks”

  • I think if we lose at Forest on Saturday, and then dont beat Bradford in 2wks, it will start to get very uncomfortable for Peter Jackson, a siutuation he’s not been in b4 with the club. But we could win both those games, couldn’t we !

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