Ter­ri­ers scramble to­wards safety

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

TOM Ince struck a last-gasp win­ner to snatch Hud­der­s­field a price­less vic­tory. The sec­ond-half sub­sti­tute side-footed home in the 90th minute to clinch the Ter­ri­ers their first win in six Premier League games and move them seven points clear of the bot­tom three.

Hud­der­s­field’s sixth home win of the sea­son lifted them up to 14th place in the ta­ble, two points be­hind Wat­ford, whose win­less league run stretched to five matches. The Hor­nets re­main win­less on the road this sea­son.

The game lacked scor­ing chances, but not in­ten­sity as the Ter­ri­ers chased and har­ried Wat­ford.

Af­ter the in­tro­duc­tion of Ince, they went close to forc­ing the break­through. Ince’s ef­fort from Alex Pritchard’s cross re­bounded to Steve Mounie in the area, but the striker’s shot was also charged down.

Ref­eree Craig Paw­son then opted to book Pritchard for div­ing rather than award a penalty against Se­bas­tian Prodl and fur­ther ap­peals were ig­nored when Lau­rent De­poitre ap­peared to be fouled.

In the fi­nal minute Mathias Jor­gensen latched on to a long ball played into the penalty area and, when he squared the ball back, Ince kept his com­po­sure to side-foot home a low fin­ish.

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