Date: 24th September 2006 at 1:57pm
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Swansea City slumped to their second successive defeat after losing 2-1 to Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher put the visitors in front early in the second half. The ball was put through to the midfielder, he outran 2 Swansea defenders to loft the ball over the on-coming Gueret.

Akinfenwa went close with a header after some rare but good skill for Pratley to get round a defender. He put in a good cross with his weaker left foot but Bayo failed to hit the target.

In a terrible spell for the Swans, Taylor-Fletcher scored again on the hour mark, and again he outran a defender to meet a through-ball, and the put the ball past Gueret.

The Swans tried to make their way back into the game late on, but yet again we left it too late to start playing.

Robinson went close with a long range effort and Knight got us one back with 9 minutes remaining. He grabbed the ball and made his way into the area, he was given enough space to shoot low at the far post and somehow it made its way past a defender and into the bottom corner.

Swansea: Gueret, Amankwaah (Way 63), Austin (Williams 55), Iriekpen, Lawrence, Tate, Pratley, Robinson, Butler (Britton 56), Akinfenwa, Knight.

Subs Not Used: Oakes, Fallon.

Booked: Butler.

Goals: Knight 81.

Huddersfield: Glennon, Holdsworth, Adams, Mirfin, McIntosh, Tom Clarke, Hudson, Schofield, Collins, Taylor-Fletcher (Young 70), Booth.

Subs Not Used: Rachubka, Abbott, McCombe, Beckett.

Booked: Booth, Mirfin, Hudson, Adams.

Goals: Taylor-Fletcher 50, 60.

Att: 12,202

Ref: M Jones (Cheshire).

More to follow.
Kenny Jackett:
“It was a stuttering game that didn’t flow, especially in the first half, and that suited them.

“They tried to slow the tempo of the game and it worked as we couldn’t break them down.

“We are very disappointed to concede goals like that and although we battled back well we cannot give sides two-goal starts.

“Our home form must be better and we had 14 attempts on goal but only three of them were on target.

“We have injury problems and that doesn’t make it any easier in this division.”

Peter Jackson:
“I’m extremely proud of my team’s performance.

“We created a number of chances throughout the game and Gary took his two goals very well.

“The players can take full credit for their performance and we are now looking forward to continuing like this in our next match against Tranmere.

“Swansea only caused us problems in the last 15 minutes but we defended well and fully deserved the victory”.