HUDDERSFIELD TOWN fell victim to George Boyd’s “best-ever goal” at Peterborough and midfielder Keith Southern accepted: “It was a killer blow for us.”
Having opened the scoring with a low angled shot in the 16th minute of the Championship clash, former Stevenage player Boyd beat the back-pedalling Alex Smithies with an audacious long-range lob in the 24th.
South African full-back Kgosi Ntlhe made it three early in the second half and while substitute Adam Hammill pulled one back, Southern admitted: “It was too little, too late.”
Southern said better defending could have prevented the first and third Posh strikes, but said of Boyd’s second: “It was a bit of a wonder goal and very difficult to do anything about, and it really killed us.”
Boyd said: “It has to go down as the best I’ve scored. I got one like it against Boston a while ago, but this was further back, from the edge of the centre circle.
“It was a lovely set-up by Saido (Berahino, the on-loan West Brom striker) and I had a little look up, saw their keeper scrambling back and just went for it.”
While Town slipped from third to sixth, Posh’s 3-1 win pulled them off the foot at the expense of Ipswich.