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Huddersfield Town

Griffin Park

April 10th 2010 ; 15:00

Attendance: 5,209


Huddersfield Town went down to a crushing 3-0 away defeat at Brentford this afternoon

Town were rocked in the build up to the game with the news that Pilkington wasn't fit to play, and they were then further handicapped when Lee Peltier had to pull out of the team after suffering a suspected ankle injury in the warm up.

Huddersfield simply never got going in the game, and Brentford were the dominant side, they simply wanted the ball more and showed more desire than Town.

Quite how it stayed goalless in the first half, god only knows, as Town had ony one real shot in anger through Theo Robinson, which went straight into the side netting.

Town came out in the second half, and did creat several chances to go ahead in the game but those chances were wasted and in the main wide of goal or way over into the London sunny skies.

Brentford were always dangerous on the break and once the game went 1-0 after a soft penalty award there was only one place the points were going to.

Brentford further added to Town's misery by adding a 2nd and a 3rd late into the game, as they dented Towns goal difference.

The only bright note from the day was that Town remain in 6th position on goal difference, and that the play-offs are still in our own hands, but with tough games coming up at home against Walsall and the Millwall the Town players must regain their attacking flair.

Star Player

I'm not sure we had one....

Player Ratings

Smithies 6

Conceded 3 goals, could he have done better, had little chance with the penalty

T.Clarke 6

Did well first half as Town were under pressure but buckled too easily in the 2nd along with the rest

Heffernan 6

Made some good challenges and clearances in the first half, subbed after the 2nd goal

Trotman 6

Hit the bar in the 2nd half, won a lot in the air, but ultimately conceded 3 goals

P.Clarke 6

The skipper who had an off day with the linesman, and will be disapointed to have shipped 3 goals

Berrett 5

Didnt realise he was playing for most of the game

Collins 6

Had a few good runs, but like the rest looked poor going forward and defensively 2nd half vanished

Drinkwater 5

Not his normal self, too many passes went astray

Roberts 5

Missed a late penalty and wasted a good opportunity when one on one with the keeper, produced little

Rhodes 6

Some dismal efforts on goal, no supply or support from his team mates,l worked hard as usual

Robinson 6

Ran around, had the best chance in the 1st half, but like Rhodes had no support

Eccleston 5

Tried to influence the game from the left when he replaced Berrett, his apperance coincided with Town conceding

Williams 5

Brought on for Heffernan, little time to do anything, and quite why he was brought on, no-one seemed to know

Manager Rating

Lee Clark 6

Did he get the selection wrong? The tactics? Who knows as Town never looked like winning this game, Brentford were the better side all over the pitch.

At least with Clark we have a manager who admits as much in his post match comments.

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Date:Saturday April 10 2010
Time: 5:27PM

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stay positive, its still well within our own hands, UTT .. Keep the faith
10/04/2010 17:32:00
We are watching you. A bad day but I think you could make it with three wins. So keep your chin up because we will lose somewhere. Maybe Rovers on Tuesday.
SFC Forever
10/04/2010 20:02:00
Squeaky botty time will you do it ?????????????
Tiny T
10/04/2010 22:53:00
oh tiny t one win and your back on form, im sure you guys will enjoy losing in the play offs for the third year in a row
10/04/2010 23:06:00
if we continue our form - 10pts from 5 games - we'll be safely in the play-offs. I see Leeds are still trying as hard as they can to mess it up
10/04/2010 23:40:00
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