Greg Leigh, Emyr Huws, Albert Rusnak, Jordy Hiwula, Alex Henshall, Devante Cole
Huddersfield Town 0
- Match reports
- Sat 03 Sep 2011, 1:41PM
- Posted by Emily Brobyn
A stunning performance from City resulted in the Blues beating Huddersfield Town 6-0 in a spellbinding rout in the Barclays Premier Academy League.
Goals from Greg Leigh, Emyr Huws, Albert Rusnak, Jordy Hiwula, Alex Henshall and Devante Cole kept up City’s impressive 100% record in the season so far.
It was a dominant and enthralling first half for City, and the young Blues opened the scoring after just three minutes when Greg Leigh placed a rising header high into the net past Huddersfield’s goalkeeper, Jordan Porter.
A crunching tackle on Terrier’s defender Dominic Dickinson resulted in the young defender suffering a broken leg, with play stopped for several minutes.
Emyr Huws made it two just moments after the restart when the midfielder slotted home from the edge of the box after another promising attack from City. The home side continued to attack with vigour and confidence, producing a plethora of chances to extend their lead further.
The Terriers struggled to cope with City’s pace and invention and it was little surprise when Rusnak made it three on the stroke of half time after a cross from the right from Adam Drury.
The second half provided no let-up for Huddersfield with the Blues striving to increase their lead even further. On 50 minutes a cross from the pacy Luke Coulson from the right was met with a glancing header from Hiwula. Minutes later, Rusnak fed the ball through to the lively Henshall, who calmly slotted the ball past Porter to make it five.
A composed and assured display by the home side was rounded off with a goal from substitute Devante Cole. With his Dad Andrew watching on, Cole combined with Huws to fire a powerful shot into the net. Head of Academy Mark Allen was understandably delighted with the team’s effort.
“It was a terrific display,” he smiled. “We asked the boys to be at it from the start today and that’s exactly what they did. We got the early goals and pushed on from there, it was a very satisfying performance. It’s still early in the season but they all displayed the right attitude throughout the game until the final whistle.
“It’s important to keep the momentum going. You’re only as good as your last game but if the lads display that attitude again it should stand us in good stead.”