Hot-shot Lee cracks hat-trick as Albion fire on all cylinders; Albion 3 Huddersfield 1.
LEE Hughes Lee Hughes (born in Smethwick, West Midlands, May 22, 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic. Between 2004 and 2007 he was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving. became the first Albion player to hit three hat-tricks in one season as Denis Denis, king of Portugal: see Diniz. Smith's team recovered sensationally from another defensive calamity.
A penalty in either half and a cracking 30-yard drive in the 84th minute took the flame-haired striker's tally for the season to 21 goals - the former Harriers marksman is red-hot and unstoppable. Albion were a goal down to Huddersfield's David Beresford David Beresford is a professional footballer who has played as a midfielder for a few famous football clubs such as Oldham Athletic, Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and Hull City to name a few.
His last club that he played for was Macclesfield Town. in only the sixth minute, the defence standing like statues as they crossed from Marcus Stewart Marcus Stewart (born William Stewart in Bristol on 7 November 1972) is a professional footballer who plays for Yeovil Town in League One. Stewart has played over 500 games and scored over 200 goals in his professional career. came in.
Beresford's left-foot finish left Alan Miller Alan Miller is a pioneering and influential figure in the video game industry. He was an early game designer and programmer for Atari 2600 games who went on to found two large video game developers and publishers. floundering but Huddersfield lost their cool and their discipline to concede the first of two penalties before they were reduced to 10 men with goalkeeper Nico Vaesen's dismissal.
Dazzling Italian Mario Bortolazzi had hit the bar with a curling 25-yard drive in the 14th minute and Albion were constantly frustrated before Kevin Gray Kevin John Gray (born January 7 1972 in Sheffield, England) is an English footballer, playing as a defender for Chesterfield. Football career
He started his career at Mansfield Town signing as a trainee in July 1990 and had a successful 4 year period at "The Stags". chopped James Quinn James Quinn is the name of:
Hughes smashed the inevitable penalty high into the roof of Vaesen's net and from that point Albion were majestically in control.
Hughes was deprived by a great save by Vaeson after Matt Carbon's long ball had set him clear on the left and the chances kept coming thick and fast.
Hughes put the rebound wide after Bortolazzi's shot had been blocked in the 39th minute and almost on halime, Bortolazzi and Quinn combined for Fabian De Freitas Fabian de Freitas (born 28 July, 1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former Surinamese-Dutch footballer who plays as a striker. De Freitas played in England with Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion and in Spain with CA Osasuna. to stab the ball inches the wrong side of the post.
Hughes saw another attempt spin off the side of his boot after a mistake by Rob Edwards from Kevin Kilbane's cross in the 65th minute but it was only a matter of time before Huddersfield cracked. A slide-rule pass by Jason Van Blerk released De Freitas, only for the striker to be taken off at the knees by Vaesen's desperate intervention.
As the crowd gave vent to their rage, Vaeson lay prostrate pros·trate
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The striker drilled it unerringly to the makeshiftkeeper's right to make it 2-1 in the 75 minute and Huddersfield were in total disarray.
Nine minutes later Kilbane's searching crossfield pass picked out Hughes and in a flash the striker had slipped inside Edwards and rattled the ball home from long range.
Albion were supremely in control and content to knock the ball round, but even then, substitute Richard Sneekes had time to smack the post with his first touch on arriving from the bench to replace De Freitas in the 86th minute.
This was Albion's second League win in three games and the perfect response to last Saturdays 3-1 defeat at home to Birmingham City. And at this rate, Hughes will have 50 goals to his name before the campaign is out.
The big question is, can Albion make it to the Premiership before a big club takes him to the promised land?
ALBION (4-4-2): Miller,
Holemes, Murphy, Carbon, Van Blerk;
Quinn, Flynn, Bortolazzi, Kilbane,
De Freitas, Hughes.
HUDDERSFIELD (4-4-2): Vaesen
Jenkins, Jackson, Gray, Edwards;
Phillips, Johnson, Horne, Beresford;
SUBSTITUTIONS: Albion - Angel (Quinn, 71), Sneekes (De Freitas, 86). Huddersfield - Facey (Stewart, 77), Richardson (Breresford, 77).
STAR MAN: Lee Hughes.
REFEREE: Mr B Knight (Orpington).
BOOKINGS: Albion - Carbon: Huddersfield - Edwards, Johnson.
SENT OFF: Huddersfield - Vaesen.