A game of two halves

Last updated : 20 October 2007 By Dave Moore
It was a game of two halves in the 1-1 'Battle of the Roses' game at Huddersfield Town. The Latics had the better of the first half and an individual goal in the 27th. minute by Craig Davies was the only difference at the half time whistle. The home side were booed off by their fans after a dire performance. It was a different story in the second half as the visitors faded and Huddersfield took the initiative. Ronnie Wallwork headed in Danny Cadamarteri's cross to give the Terriers a share of the spoils.

After the game John Sheridan said, "You're happy to get a point wherever you play away from home. We dominated the first half and were in complete control, and if we have had more cutting edge we would have had three points, no danger. Craig Davies scored a great goal and hopefully that'll give him some more confidence, and we looked like a good team in the first half and controlled the game as the away side. Marlon Beresford didn't have anything to do first half, and if we'd have made the right choices at the right time the game would have been over at the end of the first half. I was very happy at that stage as we were excellent."

"I said at half time they were going to have a spell, and we took our foot off the pedal in the second half. We didn't win enough second balls, and we didn't turn them like we did in the first half. I knew they were going to have a spell and it was just unfortunate for us that they scored when they did. We just did the wrong things at the wrong time and that possibly cost us the three points. I think the goal could have been avoided. I was happy with us for 60 to 70 minutes but they had that 20 minute spell. Neil Kilkenny had a great chance and that could have won the game, but I can't keep saying that. We should have more points than we've got at the moment."