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Under-18s run ends

22 March 2014

The Owls’ Under-18s impressive run of recent results came to an end at league leaders Huddersfield on Saturday morning, with the hosts emerging 4-2 winners.

The free-scoring Terriers were pushed all the way, though, by an industrious Owls side, who took the lead on ten minutes when a great free kick delivery into area was stabbed home by Franck Betra.

However, Flo Bojaj responded within a minute with a terrific individual strike.

Huddersfield began to dominate and took the lead ten minutes before the break through Jake Charles.

Then, just 19 seconds into the second period, Bojaj extended the advantage to 3-1 and gave the Owls a mountain to climb.

But Billy Beresford gave the visitors a glimmer of light, only for Regan Booty to put the game out of reach near the end.

To compound matters, Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith saw red for dissent at the last.

Coach Steve Haslam said: “We must give credit to Huddersfield Town, who are top of the league and are a big, physical side.

“They were effective in the way they played the game. From our point of view, we are disappointed with the manner in which we conceded the goals and also to concede straight after the lead was a blow.

“Having said that, some of our passing movements were encouraging to see although we could have shown more composure and quality in the final third.

“We must now look to bounce back in the right manner next weekend against Nottingham Forest and get on another unbeaten run."

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