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Bury rock Town with last gasp equaliser

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Huddersfield Town

Gigg Lane

03 March 2012

Attendance: 5,988 (3,270 from Huddersfield)


Bury grabbed a last gasp equaliser after they had been three nil down at home.

The Terriers threw away another two points from a winning position, the 15th time that has happened this season.


Huddersfield Town's team (4-4-2):

Alex Smithies; Gary Naysmith (c), Jamie McCombe, Sean Morrison, Jack Hunt (Calum Woods 45); Danny Ward (Oscar Gobern 78), Antony Kay, Joey Gudjonsson, Scott Arfield; Jordan Rhodes, Lee Novak (Gary Roberts 88)

Unused substitutes: Ian Bennett, Alan Lee

Bookings Town: Jack Hunt, 35

Bookings Bury: Ashley Eastham 78,

Attendance.: 5,988

Away Support: 3,270

Star Player


The wingman has been in fine form the last three games and he continued in that vein today. Forced off with cramp late on, but he deserved to be on the winning side today. Good assist for Rhodes's goal and ws unlucky not to score himself - seeing his effort brilliantly parried onto the bar

Player Ratings

Alex Smithies


Jack Hunt


Jamie McCombe


Sean Morrison


Gary Naysmith


Scott Arfield


Joey Gudjonsson


Antony Kay


Danny Ward


Lee Novak


Jordan Rhodes


Calum Woods


Oscar Gobern


Gary Roberts


Manager Rating

Simon Grayson - His team stormed into a three goal lead - but as the host started to pull back the golas - Town defended deeper and eventually conceded the equaliser we all feared.

Opponent Rating

Richie Barker - Galvanised his side - at 3-0 down at home they certainly had their backs to the wall, but a magnificent comeback saw them equalise in the dying moments.

Simon Grayson - on the game

Today and on Tuesday night we have seen the very best and worst of Huddersfield Town,"

"We were outstanding in the first half today and created some good chances and scored some good goals. At 3-1 up at half time you should see the game out, but you have seen the worst of Huddersfield Town. The team were naive and didn't sense danger as a team and as individuals, which is something that has cost the them dearly over the season. Since I have come in we have dropped four points, which is hugely disappointing.

"As a team we were too gung ho in the second half and didn't keep our shape. We asked the players to play from the shape because we would be hard to beat and have the opportunity to pick them off. We had players running forward vacating areas and not sensing danger.

"For their second and third goals their players are unopposed, which is amazing - it is eleven against eleven and we should be marking our designated players.I have liked what I have seen in training, but as today proved there are things we need to work on. We shouldn't be getting nervous in these situations, we passed the ball perfectly in the first half, but couldn't in the second.

"We have probably got too many options in midfield, but today I felt that the midfield three did well. I thought that they passed the ball well and with Scott Arfield breaking from in front of Antony Kay and Joey Gudjonsson it caused them a lot of problems. The two wide players worked hard and Jordan (Rhodes) up top got his goals. We need to get the right balance between being solid and good in attack - we can't keep trying to win games 4-3 and 3-2, let's try and nick a one goal win.

Grayson on why Ward was subbed

Danny Ward got a little bit of cramp, but he worked very hard. I think a lot of the problems at the moment are mentally, which are making the players make poor decisions. We need to be more alert and more positive."

Simon Grayson on the travelling support

"The fans were fantastic today; they turned out in their numbers and were brilliant. The fans support home and away will be vitally important for us between now and the end of the season. Today we are disappointed, we gained a point, but it should have been two more."

Date:Saturday March 3 2012
Time: 5:40PM


more points squandered.
03/03/2012 18:14:00
The midfield team selection, IMO, adds weight to the argument that Clark being sacked was pointless. Grayson hasn't got a clue about the team yet and we don't have the time to let him get used to it.
06/03/2012 01:32:00
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