Brandon bullet seals Town win
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Conference North outfit Worcester City were unfortunate to fall to Huddersfield 1-0.Conference North outfit Worcester City were unfortunate to fall to Huddersfield 1-0 in an entertaining FA Cup second round tie.
Andy Preece's side were guilty of missing some golden opportunities against a Huddersfield side that were reduced to ten men in the first period, when Danny Schofield saw red for two bookable offences.
Huddersfield midfielder Chris Brandon proved the man on the spot when he netted a glorious winner just past the hour mark.
Town goalkeeper Paul Rachubka was tested on several occasions, with Worcester's Chris Smith causing consternation in Huddersfield's back-line after only four minutes when his weak far post effort was easily gathered.
Huddersfield were not without chances of their own as Gary Taylor-Fletcher somehow contrived to poke the ball straight at Worcester's keeper Danny McDonnell from six yards before full back Danny Adams hammered a free kick narrowly over.
Schofield forced McDonnell in to a fine stop as Andy Booth fired the rebound over and then Taylor-Fletcher was wasteful again in scooping over from close range.
Just two minutes before the break Schofield added to an early booking for taking a free kick before the referee's whistle, when he took an outlandish dive in the box for an early bath.
In the second period Leon Kelly was denied by a magnificent block from Nathan Clarke as Worcester started brightly but early ascendancy was soon tempered by a fine winner from Brandon.
The impressive winger picked up the ball on the edge of the box and beat Smith with an arrow of a strike to send Huddersfield in to the third round.
Kelly and Adam Webster both had efforts saved by Rachubka late on but it is Peter Jackson's side that progress to the next round.