Huddersfield Town showed their Championship skill as they overcame National League newcomers Guiseley 3-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Guiseley manager Mark Bower was pleased with the side’s performance. He said: “I thought we did quite well, it was a good run out for us, and it builds us up going into the next pre-season matches.”
Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell said: “It’s very early in our preparations, Guiseley have given us a good test and this was a good start before we go to Spain for our training week.”
In a match where both teams took positives it was the hosts who had the first chance when young Guiseley full-back Joel Thompson saw his cross fly toward Alex Smithies top corner but with the keeper scrambling towards goal it went just over.
The impressive Sean Scannell set up the first opportunity for Huddersfield as he worked his way into the area and placed the ball across the goal, but Nahki Wells somehow missed from around a yard out.
But it was the Bermudan striker who got the opening goal when he ran into the area and calmly hit the ball past Steve Drench. And the lead was doubled when Jacob Butterfield found space in the area to deliver a clinical finish.
It looked like it would be 2-0 at half-time but Guiseley halved the deficit when Luke Porritt was adjudged to have been fouled in the area and Nicky Boshell stepped up to deliver a simple penalty.
The start of the remaining 45 minutes saw both sides make a number of substitutes as the match did not flow like it did earlier on.
But the final goal was worth the wait when in the last minute of normal time, Town striker Joe Lolley sealed the win with a marvellous run into the area where he cut inside and fired the ball into the top of the goal.