Town Run Goes On
Huddersfield's Championship season continued with a two-nil win against Bolton at the Macron Stadium on Saturday.
The game remained goalless until just past the hour when Joe Lolley put Huddersfield ahead, finishing at the second attempt after Bolton 'keeper Ben Amos had denied him with his initial effort.
With three-minutes to go the points were assured when Mustapha Carayol added the second with a simple finish after the Trotters weren't able to clear the danger after Amos had again pulled off a save to Deny Nahki Wells.
Bolton had gone close to taking the lead when Liam Feeney fired a 20-yards effort against the post, whereas Huddersfield had an appeal for a penalty turned down with Amos denying Wells.
These were the other results.
Friday 1st January 2016
Brighton 0-1 Wolves
QPR 1-2 Hull
Saturday 2nd January 2016
Birmingham 2-1 Brentford
Bolton 0-2 Huddersfield
Burnley 0-0 Ipswich
Cardiff 1-0 Blackburn
Charlton 1-1 Nottm Forest
Fulham 0-1 Sheff Wed
Leeds 1-1 MK Dons
Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby
Preston 2-1 Rotherham
Reading 0-1 Bristol City
Not the start to the year Brighton wanted, with the way the last ended carrying on into the New Year with a one-nil defeat to Wolves at the Amex Stadium meaning the promotion bid took another setback.
Brentford also suffered a blow to their play-off hopes too with a late defeat at St Andrew's meaning Birmingham won two-one to keep their play-off bid going whereas the battle of the top two ended with Middlesbrough remaining firm favourites for the title with a two-one win over Derby at the Riverside Stadium.
The relegation battling sides, Bolton and Rotherham were beaten by Huddersfield (as we know) and Preston, respectively, to leave them starting 2016 very much in trouble with Charlton collecting what could prove to be a crucial point from a one-one draw at the Valley with Nottingham Forest.
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