Reds in focus
The hosts were good value for their early lead, but Joel Castro Pereira’s fine save to deny goalscorer Ben Atkinson could have proved vital when the Reds hit back quickly to level the scores. United captain James Wilson led by example with a strong display up front on a blustery night and he dragged his side back into the match, but a hotly-disputed penalty rocked the young Reds back on their heels. After the break, Wilson spurned a great chance to equalise, shooting at the Town keeper when Josh Harrop was free in the area, and seconds later he was booked for a clumsy challenge in midfield. That moment summed up a frustrating night for Paul McGuinness’ side, who despite having plenty of possession could not threaten the home goal enough to suggest a comeback. Saidy Janko responded well to the “attack, attack, attack” chant from United’s travelling army late on, testing the Terriers’ defence with some teasing runs on the right flank but the first-half deficit could not be overcome to end the Reds' interest in the FA Youth Cup for this season.
Match report: Huddersfield 2 United 1