- Huddersfield Town 6
- Scott (3), Tear (2), Carvalho
- Hull City 0
The Under-18s endured a day to forget as they fell to a 6-0 defeat away to Huddersfield Town in the U18 Professional Development League at the PPG Canalside Sports Complex.
Going into the game looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Sheffield United seven days earlier, the Tigers produced a disappointing performance that saw them ship six goals, with Cedwyn Scott (3), Dom Tear (2) and Denilson Carvalho getting the goals for the Terriers.
Despite the rather one-sided scoreline it was the Tigers who carved out the first chance of the game after Stephen Akbas’ cross found Ahmed Salam at the back post, but he could only nod the ball wide.
But with just six minutes on the clock, the advantage was with the home side as a whipped Carvalho free-kick was converted by an unmarked Scott, who turned the ball home from six yards.
Scott continued to cause problems for the Tigers’ backline and ten minutes later wasted a good chance to make it two. After turning Adamson, he could only send his shot inches wide of the far post.
Chances were becoming few and far between for the visitors, and with the limited opportunities they created in the first half, although Billy Chadwick did manage to work the Terriers keeper, before Mason Wilson-Rhiney fired high and wide.
The hosts doubled their leaders ten minutes before the break. Tear beat Josh Thacker down the left before squaring the ball to Scott, who’s scuffed shot rebounded off the post and into Andrew’s net.
All hopes of a comeback were effectively ended almost immediately after the restart as Tear slotted a left-foot shot past Andrew score his first of the afternoon.
After a penalty shout was turned down by the referee, the young Tigers’ day went from bad to worse as they allowed another cross to come in from Carvalho which Scott volleyed past Andrew to complete his hat-trick.
Despite making it 4-0, there was no let up from the hosts, as Scott was denied another goal by a smart save from Andrew before Tear’s shot come back off the post.
But with 25 minutes left, Tear got his second and Huddersfield’s fifth goal off the game, poking home a cross from two yards out.
And the scoring was scoring was wrapped up as Carvalho scored a superb solo effort. Picking the ball up close to the half way line, he drove at the retreating City defence before firing the ball past Andrew and into the bottom corner.
The Tigers were unlucky not to get one on the scoreboard late on as Wilson-Rhiney rounded the goalkeeper, but from tight angle he could only manage to hit the side-netting.