Wells Scores Game Winner For Huddersfield

December 13, 2016

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored in the 85th minute of this evening’s game to push Huddersfield Town to a 1 -0 win over Burton Albion.

The club’s match report said, “An 85th minute header from Nahki Wells ensured Town took an important three points from a battling game at Burton Albion in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night.

“The Terriers have and will play better in possession without getting a result in this difficult division, but when Wells’ goal from a set piece put the icing on the cake in a robust defensive performance right in front of the sizeable travelling contingent.

Photo of the moment Wells headed the ball home, courtesy of Huddersfield Town

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“The goal was very like Wells’ last away goal, which came at Preston in October, with the Bermudian converting a header across goal from Christopher Schindler.

“Wells had the chance to shoot from 30 yards as the half hour passed after Burton captain Jackson Irvine dragged down Elias Kachunga in the middle of the pitch. The Town striker got his effort over the defensive wall, but dragged it wide of McLaughlin’s right-hand post.

“David Wagner cut an increasingly frustrated figure as the half ended, calling for his midfield to switch the ball behind the Burton wing backs quicker than they were.

“There was a ‘heart in mouth’ moment for the home goalkeeper in the 38th minute as he slipped waiting to receive a back-pass. It was Nahki Wells bearing down on him in similar fashion to the second goal against Bristol City at the weekend, but this time the ‘keeper’s clearance hit Nahki’s outstretched leg and went out safely for a throw-in.

“Burton started the second half in the ascendancy, with Jamie Ward whipping a free kick over the bar after Hefele held O’Grady on the edge of the box.

“Town showed real grit as the game ended, with Hogg blocking an O’Grady cross-come-shot away.

“Instead, the goal came at the other end, with a set piece proving dividends. When Kache was felled in the middle of the pitch on a counter attack, Mooy stepped up and aimed a ball into the middle for Hefele. The big German won the initial header with O’Grady, giving Schindler the chance to nod the ball across the face of goal.

“Wells still had much to do, but he jumped early and got above Lee Williamson to power a header past McLaughlin from close range, sparking wild celebrations with the Town faithful.

“Town survived the five added minutes, with Mooy making one important clearance before Wells tested the ‘keeper again from a narrow angle after receiving a pass from substitute Kasey Palmer.”

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  1. Point boy says:

    Well done sir. We are all watching. The way you conduct yourself on and off the pitch, is truly commendable.

    A great ambassador of Bermuda. Thanks again

  2. Walla Walla says:

    He represents himself, his family, club and country like a true professional as many of the other young men playing overseas have.

    Good job, Nhakki, and hats of to their family and local clubs and coaches.