Town Knife The Daggers
6 Nov 2009
Bonfire night came one day late in Huddersfield, as the fireworks on this occasion were all on the pitch
The game was billed as one for a potential upset with Dagenham and Redbridge going well in League two, and the visitors started well and had the first chance of the game, however it wasn't to be as Town dazzled their opponents and were four nil up by Half Time, effectively ending the competition.
Robbie Williams scored a carbon copy freekick in the 9th minute, to his goal at Oldham, and he reenacted 'The Swan' celebration for good measure.
Gary Roberts added a headed second on 21 minutes, soon followed by Lee Novak scoring his third goal of the season on 24 minutes, which was effectively the end of the tie.
However Lee Clarks' team were not resting on their laurels and they were hungry for more, with top scorer Jordan Rhodes netting his 13th goal of the season on 44 minutes, and Town could have gone in 5 goals up had Kay's shot been anywhere else other than at Daggers stopper Roberts, who made several great saves to keep Town at bay throughout the game.
HALF TIME HUDDRSFIELD 4 - 0 DAGGERS
Rob Williams had the first chance of the second half with a spectacular 30 yard strike, clearly showing the intent of the Town players t add to their impressive first half haul.
The Town faithful didn't have long to wait for number 5, as fan favourite Lee Novak netted his second of the night, with a header on 55 minutes.
That would be Novak's last action of the game as he was soon to be replaced by Theo Robinson, and soon after Town made it Six, with Gary Roberts claiming his second goal of the night in the 72nd minute.
Tom Clarke then made his first apperance since his knee surgery and he was afforded a warm welcome from fellow players and fans alike, it was great to see Tom back so soon.
The only black mark of the night followed soon after as Daggers hitman Paul Benson scored a consolation goal for the visitors, following a poor defensive clearance, one which will be surely talked about internally after the game.
However it shouldn't dampen the mood for the Terriers fans as Huddersfield progressed through to Round two of the Fa cup in style.
The draw for the second round is on Sunday, and Town will be ball number 32 so keep your eyes peeled.
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