Date:Sunday January 22 2012
21 January 2012
JORDAN Rhodes grabbed the headlines again as his 28th strike of the season sealed all three points and a return to the top two for The Terriers.
Rhodes, who produced a quality finish five minutes after the restart to lift Town back into the automatic promotion places, has scored 13 goals in his last seven matches.
It was a wonderful way to finish off the game but how different things could have been!
Brentford bossed the opening play as Town struggled to cope with the Bee's enthusiasm and energy. It was only a matter of time before the Huddersfield defence cracked and it was Captain Peter Clarke that gave away a soft penalty in the 21st minute.
Clarke, who should have stayed on his feet, went to ground in a challenge on Marcus Bean. To his credit Bean attempted to continue but referee Colin Webster deemed the initial challenge enough to award a penealty.
Gary Alexander sent 'keeper Ian Bennett the wrong way to give the visitors a much deserved lead.
Town looked shell shocked and things got worse just 8 minutes later as Brentford doubled their lead again through Gary Alexander!Niall McGinn showed a great burst of speed to beat Gary Naysmith to the byline (not hard i guess) and crossed low to the near post for Alexander to fire home his second from close range.
at this point things looked bleak for Town with fan's now turning on the team and several fans seen throwing in the towel and leaving the stadium - Hell we had only played 29 minutes!
That second goal seemed to wake up Town who saw Gary Roberts powerful strike palmed onto the bar by Bee's 'keeper Richard Lee in the 40th minute, it was moment that made you feel maybe it just wasn't to be our day.
However from the resulting corner Alan lee netted his 100th career league goal in somewhat controversial circumstances, but it was a goal that stood and perhaps a deserved rub of the green for the Irish man - who took a battering the entire game!
That goal had Brentford rocking as they were incensed at the decision to allow the goal to stand, Town now had all of the momentum and looked to finish the half the stronger side.
It was obvious that half-time was going to come just at the wrong time for Town but with 3 minutes added time at the end of the first half there was time for a Danny Ward flat cross to find big centre-back Jamie McCombe's head, and he directed a beautiful header past a stranded Richard Lee in the Brentford goal.
HALF TIME:- Huddersfield 2-2 Brentford.
I still would not have wanted to be in the Town dressing room at half-time - but whatever Lee Clark said seemed to have the right effect as Town continued in the second half how they ended the first.
Gary Roberts managed to hit the crossbar again - with a lovely chip - this earned him comparison to Lionel Messi from the Sky commentators!
It was then that man Rhodes that stepped up to win the game, a superb long ball from Jack Hunt, fell right into the path of Rhodes. The result looked inevitable as the striker dribbled past Marcel Eger and placed a wonderful shot past the despairing dive of 'keeper lee into the far corner.
It was come back complete for Huddersfield Town, who managed to see the game out, and reclaim second place on goal difference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday & United.
This could well be a turning point in our season and a massive 3 points.
FULL TIME: Huddersfield 3-2 Brentford.
Now the focus turns to Tranmere next Saturday at Prenton Park.
Date:Sunday January 22 2012
Confident Of Pitch Improvement (Monday May 20 2013)
Gobern Signs New Terriers Deal (Sunday May 19 2013)
No Novak Deal (Sunday May 19 2013)
Huddersfield announce Retained Players List (Monday May 6 2013)
Town will move heaven and earth for James Vaughan (Monday May 6 2013)
Huddersfield release Lee, Arfield & Tom Clarke (Monday May 6 2013)
Stats: Huddersfield Town v Barnsley (Saturday May 4 2013)
Terriers Vs Tykes (Saturday May 4 2013)
Match Officials: Huddersfield vs Barnsley (Saturday May 4 2013)
Barnsley manager stokes Robins ahead of Game (Saturday May 4 2013)
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