Nottingham Forest 0-2 Huddersfield Town: Free-flowing Terriers punish lacklustre Reds
<div>Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town - Sky Bet Championship</div><div><br></div><div>NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Players and Officials observe two minutes of silence prior to kick off in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town at City Ground on April 17, 2021 in Nottingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)</div>

Huddersfield Town will travel back up to West Yorkshire in good spirit after overcoming Nottingham Forest at the City Ground

Goals from Aaron Rowe and Juninho Bacuna concluded a 2-0 win for the first time since December. 

  • Story of the game

It was the home side who provided higher confidence in the opening stages of the game in Nottingham. 

Alex Mighten, a product of the Nigel Doughty Academy, was eager to showcase his talent during his breakthrough campaign.

The 19-year-old saw a lot of early possession against the West Yorkshire side, who were sporting their yellow away jersey.

The Terriers got a foot hold after surviving early pressure from their opponents. The possession wasn't an area for concern but it would certainly gain confidence. 

Either goalkeeper was yet to be tested when the clock struck 13:00. Half an hour had been played and there was nothing to boast.

The first attempt of any note came after a rather drab 35 minutes of football. Aaron Rowe latched onto a loose ball in the box before directing an effort towards the Trent End goal. 

Brice Samba stuck a foot out to deny the number 29 and after applauds from his teammates, it remained goalless. 

Duane Holmes was next to fancy his chances of breaking the deadlock. A misplaced pass from Joe Worrall was pounced upon but ultimately, it was comfortable for Samba. 

The breakthrough struck on the eve of half-time. A mistake from Manchester United loanee, James Garner, was caught up in miscommunication after his attempted pass to Scott McKenna fell short. 

Rowe needed no second invitation after racing through on goal before slotting past Samba at the far post. A rare mistake from Garner who has been a fan favourite since joining on loan.

Huddersfield came out in the second half to get the job done. Juninho Bacuna expressed this after trying an ambitious effort inside 50 minutes. 

The audacious attempt came after Samba was caught off his line. Luckily for the Congolese shot stopper, it sailed wide to avoid any embarrassment.

Bacuna had a second chance to get on the scoresheet 10 minutes later, and get on the scoresheet he did.

A similar position to his first attempt, the number seven sent a rocket into the top corner. Samba was left flat-footed in his six-yard area. 

Coberan would have been pleased on the touchline, despite the animated personality, his side were playing some fruitful football in the East Midlands

  • Next up 

Chris Hughton's men can make amends on Wednesday night when they match up against Lee Bowyer and Birmingham City.

Huddersfield host high-flying Barnsley, who are hoping of Premier League dreams if they can secure a play-off position when the season is concluded on May 8. 

 

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