Huddersfield Town fell to their first defeat of the 2014/15 pre-season at newly promoted League 1 side Scunthorpe United, with a second-half goal from Paddy Madden settling the tie.
On a compact pitch, the Terriers – who had netted 10 goals in three pre-season fixtures beforehand – failed to properly break through an organised opponent and were made to pay at the other end.
With a fortnight still to go until the season begins against AFC Bournemouth on 9 August, the game highlighted a few bright sparks as well as areas to work on for Manager Mark Robins and his players.
This followed hot on the heels of a 4-1 win against Conference North side Guiseley at Nethermoor Park.
The deadlock wasn’t broken until the 35th minute when Harry Dunn slid a through ball to Duane Holmes, who waited for the keeper to commit himself before slotting the ball home.
FIve minutes later Huddersfield doubled their lead but this time the roles were reversed. Holmes’ clever reverse pass set up former Manchester City man Bunn to smash the ball past the keeper.
Guiseley fought their way back in to the game in the 63rd minute through Adam Boyes who saw his impressive snapshot fly in to the back of the net.
The Terriers soon restored their two goal advantage after Martin Paterson picked out right wing back Jordan Sinnott with a cross-field pass, Sinnott and Norwood worked a quickfire one-two on the edge of the box before the Northern Ireland international swept the ball home.
First year professional Jake Charles had the final say with seven minutes left, powering the ball between the goalkeeper and the near post after a surging run and pass from the impressive Matt Crooks.
The Terriers were dominant throughout the majority of the 90 minutes and sealed an impressive win which left Manager Mark Robins a happy man at the final whistle.