Video: Nahki Wells Scores 15th Goal Of Season

March 8, 2016

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored in the 51st minute of today’s match against Reading, helping push Huddersfield Town to a 3-1 win.

The club’s match report said, “Second-half goals from Nahki Wells, Jamie Paterson and Flo Bojaj ensured a comfortable 3-1 victory for Huddersfield Town over Reading at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight.

“The Terriers turned on the style as Wells grabbed his 15th goal of the season, before Paterson and Bojaj made sure of the victory, with the latter getting his first ever professional goal.

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“Town began more purposefully than their Berkshire opposition and had first half-chance after five minutes from a corner. Joe Lolley whipped one in and Captain Mark Hudson sneaked towards the near-post, but couldn’t get a clean enough contact on the ball to test goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.

“As the half progressed, the game was mirroring the still, mild weather conditions as it struggled to really get going, despite Town supporters creating a lively atmosphere in the Chadwick Lawrence Stand.

“However, on-the-pitch matters came to life when Nahki Wells had the first golden sighter to give his side the advantage. His willing run saw him latch onto the ball from Kyle Dempsey and race past Michael Hector. He took his time and struck the ball left-footed towards goal from inside the 18 yard-box, but Al-Habsi denied the Bermudian with his legs.

“On 51 minutes, the Terriers took a deserved lead. Wells chased the ball down ambitiously and got his reward when left back Andrew Taylor played his back-pass short; the striker nipped in to grab his fourth goal in five appearances against Reading.

“After 11 games out with a knee injury, Scannell’s first run led to the game’s second goal. He collected the ball, put his head down and menacingly ran towards the opposition’s defence before curling a beautiful floored cross perfectly on to the run of Paterson to score in his fourth game against Reading this season.

“But Reading weren’t going out with a whimper, and they came close to halving the deficit when Garath McCleary nodded a left-wing cross to Simon Cox, but the former West Bromwich Albion forward’s attempted bicycle-kick was well blocked by Kyle Dempsey tracking back.

“McCleary and John out wide for the visitors weren’t having the success that their counterparts Lolley and Scannell were having on the flanks, as Husband and Tommy Smith were regularly alive to harry them back.

“Town’s next chance came from that route, when Reading’s wide attack was relieved and the Terriers broke with speed; Dempsey threaded Wells through who fired it fiercely on target but Al-Habsi stood up to this particular test.

“And Huddersfield got the third with three minutes left on the clock. Neat approach play from Paterson and the impressive Dean Whitehead saw substitute Flo Bojaj get fed from about six yards out and the youngster made no mistake, stroking home at the far post to ensure jubilant scenes in the ground.”

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