By Nathan Findlay – KLTV Contributor
Well, that was a very disappointing match for Huddersfield Town.
A 5-0 defeat away at Bournemouth will be something that everyone will need to reflect on.
After a positive win against Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week, this tough result will likely have brought the teams morale back down.
The Terriers will need to look over at the game, cut the mistakes and improve on them and move onto the next game.
Huddersfield’s next game will be a visit to Coventry on Wednesday the 16th of December 8 pm K.O.
8′ – Bad start for the terriers. Brooks finds a gap between the defenders. Great ball to Solanke who then chips the oncoming keeper.
[Bournemouth 1 – Huddersfield 0]
13′ – Poor work at the back again from Town. Sarr tries to get the pass to Toffolo but is intercepted by Lerma. Lerma then passes to Solanke and he puts it away.
[Bournemouth 2 – Huddersfield 0]
22′ – Bournemouth put away another goal. Brooks fired the ball from the edge of the box on the left foot. Nothing that Hamer could do.
[Bournemouth 3 – Huddersfield 0]
67′ – Stanislas runs straight through the Huddersfield defence and not one of the four defenders managed to close him down. Great run and finish for Stanislas.
[Bournemouth 4 – Huddersfield 0]
70” Another goal for AFC Bournemouth. Sturridge finds the gap and takes his chance at goal.
Final score: Bournemouth 5 – Huddersfield 0
Post Match Thoughts
It was certainly not the game that Huddersfield was hoping for. They had some good opportunities in the first half, with a total of 9 shots and 4 on target, but unfortunately came away with no goals to show for it.
Their first real attempt came in the 28th minute, Pritchard gets a ball sent to him from Browne but just can’t get to the angle he was looking for.
The second came from Browne himself. He has some good footwork on the edge of the box but pressure from the defenders means he just can’t get that shot off properly. The ball goes over the bar with Begovic stretching his arms to keep the Bournemouth net safe.
One player that has stood out for Huddersfield though is O’Brien, with some good hold up in the midfield and some good passes out wide.
The second half for Huddersfield was no better. They had a couple of smaller chances but never really looked like scoring or changing the direction of the game at any point.
An unfortunate injury for Danny Ward is also a real blow to the squad. He’s already missed 10 games this season due to the same injury that he has now picked up this game.
The Terriers have lost some key players to injury just recently and that likely had an effect on the game.
Jonathon Hogg and Josh Koroma both picked up injuries in the midweek and were sidelined, joining key defender and captain Christopher Schindler, who himself is out due to a long-term injury.
All that said, with Huddersfield having their worst performance of the season so far, they are still really going to have to reflect on this game for their trip down to St Andrew’s for their game against Coventry.
I’m certain that Corbean will be discussing with the team what went wrong and what will be needed to be put in place to make sure such a heavy loss doesn’t happen again.
This is Huddersfield’s 8th defeat of the season putting the terriers at 14th place. A win against Coventry will not only bring 3 points to the board but will hopefully bring a bit confidence back to the squad.