A crowd of 1,657 at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground saw Emley AFC and Huddersfield Town start their preparations for the new season.

It was a first game in charge for new boss Michael Duff and Town brought a first team squad and a team of youngsters and fielded three separate teams.

Town won the game 5-0 and gave a workout to the likes of Lee Nicholls, Sorba Thomas, Danny Ward, Matty Pearson and Ollie Turton.

Town took the lead early on through Jaheim Headley before Pat Jones slotted home to double the lead just before half-time after Emley keeper Dec Lambton saved from Ward.

Two quickfire goals from David Kasumu and Ben Wiles made it 4-0. Emley were denied a consolation goal when James Walshaw unselfishly centred for Alhassane Keita to finish only for his effort to be ruled out for off-side.

Town added a fifth through Tyreece Simpson with just seconds remaining.

Thanks to a bumper crowd, the raffle raised £450 to be shared between Emley Church and Emley First School.

Emley chairman Andrew Painten said: “It was a great occasion for our club and we were overwhelmed with the positive comments we heard from people on the day.

“I’m proud we were able to show off our club to everyone – familiar faces or first time visitors alike.

“A fixture like this one is a huge boost to a small club like ours so it means the world to us to have the support of Huddersfield Town and local football fans.

“I hope we see many of that 1,657 again at some point next season.”


Gallery of images by: Huddersfield Hub photographer SEAN DOYLE