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FT: Reds U18s 0 Huddersfield U18s 1

9 January 2015

Reds 0
Huddersfield 1 (Coogans 69)

Barnsley’s Under 18s were edged out by a single goal in a tightly-contested Yorkshire derby on the Oakwell Academy pitch this afternoon.

A slow first half saw little goalmouth action, with the best chance falling for the impressive Pyke only for Jeffs to deny him a clean strike at goal on 13 minutes.

On 29 minutes Matty Templeton swung in a free-kick from the right and Brown managed to get the slightest of touches only for his attempt to drift just wide.

Nine minutes after the break saw Talent Ndlovu test substitute goalkeeper Clarke Bogard from the edge of the area, his curling effort was turned away.

The second period was played with a much quicker tempo by both sides, with plenty of full-blooded challenges and duels.

With just over 20 minutes left to play, Coogans was quickest to react to a thunderous drive that bounced back off the crossbar, and he drilled into the bottom corner from eight yards.

As the clock ticked down, the Reds were edging closer and closer to an equaliser and it almost dropped in the 90th minute as Templeton was set to fire home from inside the area, but for Carroll to appear from nowhere and take the sting out of his strike.

Reds: Walton, Wardle, Templeton, Jeffs, Gooda, Rogerson, Goodwin (O’Connor 75), Ndlovu, Brown, Pedro (Kassouri 46), Alton.

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