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Huddersfield Town take on 200 young fans in end of season fixture

8 May 2015

Young Huddersfield Town fans got the chance to compete against their heroes on Monday, as 200 junior supporters took on first-team players at the club’s training ground.

The fixture saw the youngsters line up against the likes of Harry Bunn, James Vaughan, Jacob Butterfield and Sean Scannell.

After a warm up and team talk by the kids manager, club ambassador Andy Booth, the five to eight-year-olds took to the field for the first half. And there was drama as the seniors were awarded a penalty, although David Edgar stood little chance of converting the spot-kick with 12 goalkeepers lining up to stop his shot.

With the score at half-time standing at 6-2 in favour of the youngsters, it was the turn of the nine to 12-year-olds to take the field. And they took the professionals apart, romping the half 6-1 to secure a final score of 12-3 and a comprehensive victory for the kids.

Victorious manager Andy Booth said: “My debut as a manager couldn’t have been better. My team triumphed 12-3 overall, and it was an absolutely fantastic day for all involved. 
“Huddersfield Town prides itself on being both a family and a community club and it firmly proved that. I hope all the kids and their parents enjoyed what was truly a special event.”

After the game Huddersfield boss Chris Powell and his assistant Alex Dyer presented each child with a medal for taking part in the numerically one-sided match.

"This was a really special day at a very special club,” said Terriers boss Chris Powell, who came out of retirement to take part in the game.

“I've never seen anything like this before, but it was great to give something back to the club's young supporters and it was fantastic to see our players really get into the spirit and enjoy the afternoon. I'm sure the kids will have memories to last a lifetime."

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