Huddersfield Amateur v Mount St Mary's

6.50pm  11 May 2016

West Yorkshire League, Division Two
Huddersfield Amateur 3 Mount St Mary's 1 (att 16)

This is Huddersfield Amateur's first season in the West Yorkshire League, and promotion remains a possibility with games in hand on their rivals.

They should have had no problems seeing off a Mount St Mary's side who'd done well just get a side together to fulfil the fixture, yet they had to come from behind before securing the points.

To be fair on the home side Mount St Mary's opener was against the run of play, and it was always going to be just a matter of time before Huddersfield Amateur levelled and then went in front.

Despite Mount's best efforts they were 1-2 behind by half time, and the home side scored a third at the start of the second half, but that was as much as they managed. No shortage of chances, but wasteful finishing and some good goalkeeping denied them.

It had a bit of an end of season feel to it but as Mount St Mary's had little to play for, and Huddersfield Amateur have had a hectic run in, it was understandable.

As the name suggests, Huddersfield Amateur have their roots in Huddersfield, but since the 1960s they've played in nearby Elland, at the end of a road with the curious name of Old Earth.

Access to the pitches is via the clubhouse, with the nearest of two pitches railed off and a pair of dugouts nearing completion on the far side. It's a good set up for a club who look well suited to football at this level.

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