A STRONG Huddersfield Town side went down to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Hartlepool United in the totesport.com League’s East Division.
Goals from defender Julian Cherel and striker Billy Guerlich were enough to leave Town off the pace and looking distinctly lacklustre.
Cherel gave the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when he met a corner from Jonny Rowell and headed home as the Town defence failed to attack the ball.
On 63 minutes the contest was over when Town keeper Matt Glennon kept out the initial effort from midfielder Antony Sweeney, but Guerlich was first to the rebound and tucked the ball into the net.
Town struggled to put together any kind of cogent pattern even though they had enough players with first team experience on show.
TOWN: @Glennon, Hunt (McCaffrey 58 mins), Skarz, Goodwin, Franks, Butler, Berrett, Drinkwater (Harris 76 mins), Robinson, Ainsworth, Ridehalgh. Subs not used: Allinson, Bower, Nightingale.