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Derby defeat for Under-21s

10 September 2013


The Sheffield Wednesday Under-21s were beaten 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon by Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Franck Betra gave the Owls a golden start by scoring inside the first three minutes but a strong Terriers side hit back before the break with Cristian Lopez making no mistake with a tap in from close range.

In a mad six-minute spell after the break, the game was put beyond Wednesday as the hosts scored three quickfire goals.

Lopez doubled his own tally with another close range strike past Arron Jameson before Daniel Carr bagged two goals in as many minutes.

Owls Development Squad coach Lee Bullen said: “We got an early lead in the game and looked good as a team to begin with.

“Huddersfield's experience started to show and they finished the first half a lot stronger and scored a deserved equaliser.

“I felt Huddersfield continued to pass the ball better but we gifted three poor goals by general slackness and trying to pass the ball in the wrong areas where we got picked off.

“We got a foothold back in the game in the later stages and that allowed us to get further up the pitch and create one or two half chances.

“Overall Huddersfield were good value for their victory but the winning margin was perhaps not what we deserved.”

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