Huddersfield Town: Terriers' Wembley dream lays in tatters

Huddersfield Town's hopes of a Wembley appearance are hanging by a thread after they were thrashed 4-0 by Carlisle United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern area final first leg last night.

Last year's beaten finalists took another huge step towards this year's final as they tore their League One rivals apart.

Lee Clark's men were on the back foot from the early stages and fell behind when Ben Marshall fired home from Francois Zoko's flick-on.

Former Leeds United and Chelsea midfielder Tom Taiwo's 20-yard drive added a second.

The promotion-chasing Terriers offered little in return and were helpless as Peter Murphy powered in a header from a corner.

And another former Leeds United man, Lubomir Michalik, inset, wrapped things up for the hosts heading in James Berrett's free-kick for his first goal since his permanent switch to Brunton Park.

The scoreline did not flatter a buoyant Carlisle side, who could have scored further goals but first Craig Curran and then Michalik had efforts hacked off the line.