By Nathan Findlay –
Huddersfield saw off Nottingham Forest on Saturday, April 17, bringing back three massive points for the team in an emphatic 2-0 win.
This was nothing short of a vital win for Huddersfield Town. It might have just given them the edge they need to keep away from the dreaded relegation zone.
It was a close yet relatively quiet first half, with Nottingham having a couple of early chances that on another day they likely would have put away.
Huddersfield’s big break came just before the break, when a misplaced backpass from Forest gifted the ball to Aaron Rowe, who cooly finished to give Town the lead.
The Terriers have had trouble staying ahead once they’ve scored in the past, which is something that Manager Carlos Corberán had to make sure wouldn’t happen once again, especially this late in the season.
Huddersfield kept their game faces on after half time however and grabbed a second goal just past the hour mark, courtesy of a powerful strike from Juninho Bacuna.
Two goals would prove to be enough to seal the win as Town saw out the rest of the game.
All in all, Huddersfield played well and certainly deserved the win. The Terriers need to keep up the intensity they showed and push through to the end of the season to assure their safety in the Championship.
The game played out very well for Huddersfield with the timing of the first goal, allowing them to have the team talk during the break straight after, making sure that they didn’t leave gaps or get complacent.
A second fabulous goal will feel great for both the team and for Bacuna, and that positive attitude and fighting spirit is what they will need to take into the last few games of the season.
We did see a few opportunities from Nottingham, but this was not enough to get past the Terriers. The hope is that such a positive result will leave the team in good spirits when they face Barnsley on Wednesday.
Huddersfield will be next facing up against Barnsley on Wednesday the 23rd of April. 19:45 KO.
This is going to be a certainly challenging game for the Terriers as Barnsley have shown to be on extremely good form this season, and they will be hungry to secure their place in the playoffs.