Huddersfield Review Part 2
Updated Monday, 23rd August 2004
The second part of the Huddersfield Review.
The second half saw Burns take a rest allowing young Symon a run up front with strike partner Jebu. After 60 minutes Jebu gave way for Burnsy and eventually Jebu came back on for the last 15 minutes, replacing Adis in the much sought after “hole” position behind the front two. Defensively, the 4 central defenders kept swapping with Mark having a solid debut after coming back from his knee injury, particularly impressive in the air. In midfield Bash had a solid 30 minute with half of that time out on the wing and half in the middle of the park. The strength and tackling of Bash is certainly more suited to the central midfield role and provides the team with a nice option throughout a game.
The second half started in similar fashion to the way the first ended. Occasionally a long ball by the Huddersfield players penetrated the Millers defence with one particular occasion the Huddersfield striker clean through on goal but a good stop by Shark kept the score 5-0 in the early stages. It was clear the Hudders lads had come out to try win the second half and they didn’t let their heads drop.
However, it was the Internet Millers that made it 6-0 after about 55 minutes. A perfectly weighted ball by Gaz Elliot released Symon to race to the bar line. A floated cross found Jebu unmarked on the penalty spot who powered his header home back across the keeper into the corner of the net.
Almost immediately after the kickoff the Internet Millers regained possession and a long ball up field caught out the Hudders defence as they all called for Jebu to be offside. However, he was just walking back up field and not interfering with play as Symon raced from his own half and lobbed the keeper from a good 30 yards out to make it 7:0.
Jebu took up the referee role for 20 minutes and to be honest the Internet Millers got a little slack throughout this period.
A powerful drive from a free kick just on the edge of the area went close and eventually
This was the foot in the proverbial backside that the Millers needed and for the next 5 minutes the midfield started to regain possession. Symon made amends for some slack play in the build up to the hudders goal by scoring his second. A fast break down the line by Adis (who was now breathing heavily!) squared for Symon on the edge of the box. Some fast feet allowed Symon to skip past a couple of oncoming defenders and calmly slip the ball into the bottom corner. A good goal by a natural finisher to make it 8:1 to the Millers.
Burns missed two one on ones in his attempt to make 100 goals for the club between himself and Jebu. However, on 80 minutes Jebu replaced Adis and not long after Steve made it 9:1 to the Millers. A long ball was not dealt with by the defence and Steve pounced to once again get through one on one with the Keeper. This time he calmly slipped the ball past the out coming keeper. This sparked wild celebrations by Jebu and Burnsy to the confusion of the
The last 10 minutes was all Internet Millers and another 2 goals were added. Jebu picked the ball up out wide and burst past a couple of players and used his pace to power away from the defender chasing. Unable to catch up the defender tried a last ditch slide tackle from behind that completely missed the ball and sent Jebu flying in the penalty box. A stone wall penalty. With both Jebu, Burns and Symon on an hatrick the regular strikeforce threw the ball to the young lad Symon to calmly slot the ball into the bottom corner to get his hatrick and get the Internet Millers to double figures for the first time in their history.
The game was rounded off in the 90th minute with an headed goal by Steve R. Jebu picked the ball up wide left and after two blocked attempts to get a cross into the box he eventually curled a ball around the back of the defence for Steve R to race onto and loop an header over the keeper into the top corner of the net.
Not soon after the final whistle went and the game ended in a record win for The Internet Millers against a battling
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