HUDDERSFIELD Town's ‘schools focus’ initiative meant youngsters swelled the crowd to a very respectable 16,401.
And if this game doesn’t bring a good few of them back, nothing will.
The new generation of fans, some of them watching their hometown team for the first time, were treated to a good old-fashioned tear-up of a match.
Nothing malicious, but plenty of full-blooded challenges, two sets of supporters getting behind their team in the right way, and from a home point of view, two terrific goals.
Much of the talk during the build-up was of Wolves’ bid to set a new club record of four straight away games with clean sheets.
But the men from Molineux were prised open just 10 minutes in, with the Terriers looking more like a pack of bloodhounds as they tore into their visitors right from the kick-off.
The excellent Adam Clayton set the tone with a crunching, but fair challenge on Bakary Sako, and Town’s containment of Wolves two dangerous widemen, Sako and on-loan Stoke star Jermaine Pennant, was as crucial to this triumph as their goals.
Full-backs Jack Hunt and Calum Woods both worked overtime, but they got great support from their teammates, with every man in the side making a contribution as Wolves, particularly in the first half, were simply not allowed to play.
Town’s pre-break superiority was reflected in their two-goal half-time advantage, supplied by Vaughan’s well-taken header from right-back Hunt’s inviting cross, and Jermaine Beckford’s spectacular volley from Clayton’s teasing delivery.
Click on the link below to view a gallery of match pictures, including both goals, taken from pitchside
It was Vaughan’s third goal for Town and fellow loanee Beckford’s second, and 100th of his career in the league, and this partnership, full of pace, power and energy, looks truly exciting.