First Terriers goal seals Lolley’s meteoric rise in style

Joe Lolley is mobbed by his team mates after scoring against Watford. Pic: HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Joe Lolley is mobbed by his team mates after scoring against Watford. Pic: HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

First published in Sport

FOOTBALL sensation Joe Lolley put the finishing touches to an incredible season by bagging his first goal for Championship side Huddersfield Town.

The 21-year-old was making his first start for the Terriers since his £350,000 move from Kidderminster Harriers in January with the opening goal in Saturday’s 4-1 rout at Watford.

The youngster then set-up two of hat-trick heroes Danny Ward’s goals.

“First and foremost it was great to end the season with a win and be able to celebrate in front of our fans,” Lolley told the Huddersfield Examiner.

“The manager told me to work hard without the ball and to try and express myself when I had it. It was a slightly different role to usual, and I had to think on my feet, but and I felt I did okay.

“I just remember working the ball onto my right foot, then getting piled on by the rest if the lads, and it was a brilliant feeling.”

It’s certain been a fairy tale rise for the talented goal-getter, who 12 months ago had only just completed the 2012-13 campaign with Midland Combination Premier Littleton.

But in a year he has made his dreams of becoming a professional footballer a reality and rose up ten levels of the English football pyramid.

Lolley earned a one year deal at Football Conference side Kidderminster Harriers last July and a series of dashing displays and 11 goals attracted a host of scouts.

He bagged a winner as Harriers stunned League One Peterborough at London Road in a memorable FA Cup giant-killing.

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