Darren Moore was thwarted in his bid for his inaugural win as Huddersfield Town Manager during his debut game at the John Smith’s Stadium, as league leaders Ipswich Town managed to equalise in the dying moments.
A victory for Town would not have been unjust, as the Terriers made a blistering start in HD1, seizing the initiative, pressing forward, and striving to assert their dominance in the game right from the outset.
Despite being denied by a combination of unfortunate circumstances in the penalty area and a stellar performance by the visiting goalkeeper, Town controlled the majority of the first half but couldn’t secure an advantage, heading into halftime on level terms.
The flow of the game remained much the same in the second half, until Delano Burgzorg cut inside from the left and unleashed a powerful low strike, giving Town the lead they had earned. Despite opportunities to extend their advantage, the Terriers couldn’t seal the deal and would come to rue it.
In the final 10 minutes, they pushed more players forward in search of a comeback. Lee Nicholls pulled off a miraculous reflex save a few minutes before a chaotic scramble in front of the goal saw Brandon Williams positioned perfectly to nod home and secure a point for his team.
Ending in a 1-1 draw, it was a promising display from Town and offered another glimpse of how Darren Moore envisions his team playing.