Date:Tuesday February 28 2012
28 February 2012
Attendance: D Whitestone
A HARD FOUGHT 2-2 draw at promotion chasing Stevenage may have been a result that most would have welcomed but Town threw away a two goal lead and had Alex Smithies to thank for a Penalty save.
The first half was a scrappy affair with Huddersfield just about edging it with a couple of attempts on target to Stevenage's zero.
Danny Ward had both of those with half volley's the latter producing a save from Stevenage 'keeper Day - who was injured with the dive and failed to re-appear at Half Time.
HALF-TIME: Stevenage 0-0 Huddersfield.
Huddersfield started the second half much the brighter and after 5 minutes Lee Novak played a super ball to Danny Ward, who after a poor first touch managed to steer the ball past the sub 'keeper Alan Julian and into the near post.
The 702 travelling Town fans celebrated wildly, but that was just the start!.
Five minutes later, Goal provider turned scorer as Lee Novak picked up a pass from Jack Hunt and found himself in space the Geordie unleashed a cracking right foot drive that beat 'keeper Julian who didn't even move. 2-0 to Huddersfield and this game looked to be as good as over.
How wrong could we be?
As Town replaced the injured Oscar Gobern with Antony Kay, there was a corner to defend - Michael Bostwick rose above the static looking Town defence to pull one back - This would now be a nervy last 19 minutes to the game.
Stevenage were pressing as Town defended deeper and time-wasting tactics came into play.
Stevenage were awarded a penalty on 81 minutes and with everyone's heart in their mouths Alex Smithies pulled off a brilliant save to deny Scott Laird - It looked like Lady Luck may actually be on our side for once.
Town didn't heed the warning very well though as Robin Shroot broke clear from a long ball Myrie-Williams provided the cross for the striker to power home an equaliser. Shroot was booked for his celebrations as he took off his shirt.
There was still time in the game for a winner with 4 minutes added time but Town failed to make a chance and as Stevenage pressed, Players, Fans & Management were probably happy to hear referee Mr.D.Whitestone's Full time whistle
Stevenage 2 - 2 Huddersfield Town.
Alex Smithies, Jack Hunt, Jamie McCombe, Sean Morrison, Gary Naysmith(c), Danny Cadamarteri, Oscar Gobern (Kay,70) Joey Gudjonsson (Robinson,85), Danny Ward, Alan Lee (Higginbotham,74), Lee Novak
Town Bookings. Danny Cadamarteri, Lee Novak.
Town Scorers. Danny Ward (50), Lee Novak (55)
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Date:Tuesday February 28 2012
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