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1Luton273554
2Notts County271851
3Accrington Stanley261446

4Wycombe271346
5Exeter26445
6Lincoln City271144
7Mansfield27944

8Coventry27944
9Swindon26544
10Newport County27642
11Colchester28341
12Cambridge Utd27-638
13Carlisle27137
14Crawley Town27-436
15Stevenage27-334
16Cheltenham28-434
17Grimsby28-1134
18Port Vale28-632
19Morecambe27-1029
20Crewe27-1329
21Yeovil27-1128
22Chesterfield28-2324

23Forest Green27-2223
24Barnet27-1520

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Question of the Week

Should Russell Slade be sacked?

Yes immediately
Give him one more game
No


 

18/12 Hudds 2nd Half

By: Pete K
Date: 25/06/2000

Huddersfield Town 3 Grimsby Town 1
18 Dec 1999, Nationwide League Division 1

2nd half, Pouton on for Coldicott, Lester on for Allen. The first 20 minutes Town blitzed Huddersfield, upping the tempo considerably and attacking with pace and penetration. Dona van in particular having a great game, linking up well with the forwards and McDermott, beating his full back and whipping in dangerous crosses. From one Groves shot just over from 15 yards, another was scrambled away by the defence. Another time he cut inside, played a one two with Lester and when it looked as if he would be in on goal his first touch knocked the ball too far and a defender cleared for a corner. Pouton too was having a good game, showing good control and distribution. Huddersfield were rattled and kept giving the ball back to Town to attack again. Groves was attacking any crosses into the box, causing alarm for the Huddersfield defence, but the ball never quite fell for a Town forward.

You felt that Town had to score or else Huddersfield would break away for a third and sure enough after a rare Huddersfield attack, a hopelessly miscued shot from 25 yards fell straight to the feet of Stewart (who looked offside) in the box who made it 3-1. Town kept going forward which meant Huddersfield always looked dangerous on the break, but with a couple of minutes to go, a good move saw Smith hit a great dipping shot from 18 yards which hit the bar and bounced to safety.

Town left to a standing ovation from a sizeable following in the away end. If they play like this away from home more often they will pick up a lot more points. As the home side, Huddersfield were disappointing, but have good finishers in Stewart and Wijnhardt. Town were good in midfield and caused problems up front, and all the players showed great commitment with tackles flying in. We let ourselves down defensively. Smith is not yet back to his good early season form, while Lever lets his marker lose him too easily, and his distribution is terrible. Huddersfield play quickly to the forwards feet, not Lever's kind of opposition. McDermott was steady but Gallimore was useless, either getting caught out of position, missing tackles or giving the ball away. Donovan was my Town man of the match.

All in all, probably the result we all expected but I thought it flattered Huddersfield, Town played well and had enough possession to have deserved a draw, but must start turning good performances away from home into good results.

Grimsby Town
Croudson
McDermott
Lever
R Smith
Gallimore
Donovan
Coldicott
Grovesgoal
D Smith
Livingstone
Allen

 

Subs
Butterfield
Pouton
Lester
Buckley
Love

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