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Huddersfield   4 - 2   Yeovil

Huddersfield 4-2 Yeovil

Huddersfield 4-2 Yeovil

Huddersfield came from 2-0 down to defeat Yeovil and climb to the top of League One.

Dean Bowditch's volley Put Yeovil in front, with Paul Huntington hooking in a free-kick to double the advantage.

Scott Arfield's volley began the comeback before Jamie McCombe headed in the equaliser from a corner routine.

McCombe's run and shot gave the hosts the lead before Gary Roberts sealed the points from the penalty spot after Luke Ayling had handled.

But the outcome could have been so different for the Terriers, who were two down in just 15 minutes.

Bowditch slammed home a volley, and Gavin Williams' free kick set up ex-Leeds defender Huntingdon to shock the home side early on.

But Huddersfield's hero came in the unlikely shape of gangly centre-back McCombe, who inspired the home side to victory.

First, Gary Roberts and Graham Carey worked a corner which allowed him to equalise, and then McCombe took centre-stage as he went on a mazy solo run and smashed home to send the Galpharm Stadium into raptures.

Scott Arfield have earlier given Huddersfield hope early in the second half with a superb volley after Yeovil failed to clear a Roberts free kick, and after McCombe's brace, Roberts put away a penalty himself to complete the comeback.


Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:
"We haven't started the game well, we gave Yeovil the initiative and they've scored two decent goals.

"But as I said to the players at half-time, we created enough in the first-half to believe that we could win the game.

"The start of the second-half was vital for us. We had to change the system because we didn't handle the extra man in midfield again."

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:
"We were very good in the first-half but in the second we went against all of our principles in the way we pass and play and we melted under their pressure.

"We're getting closer, we've gone from being absolutely shocking away from home to now having 45 minutes where we can play well.

"We can't keep conceding four goals, it's killing our goal difference and it keeps sucking us back into the relegation spots."

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Huddersfield 4-2 Yeovil FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Arfield 49
  • McCombe 66
  • McCombe 68
  • Roberts (pen) 75
  • Bowditch 9
  • Huntington 15

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Peltier yellow card
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 18 McCombe
  • 36 Carey yellow card (Ridehalgh 89)
  • 07 Roberts
  • 08 Kay (Gudjonsson 46)
  • 14 Johnson
  • 16 Arfield
  • 19 Lee (Rhodes 67)
  • 21 Novak

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 29 Ridehalgh,
  • 04 Gudjonsson,
  • 11 Pilkington,
  • 22 Croft,
  • 10 Garner,
  • 17 Rhodes

Yeovil

  • 13 Henderson
  • 02 Alcock yellow card
  • 05 Huntington yellow card
  • 06 Smith
  • 19 Virgo
  • 07 Williams
  • 11 Welsh (Ayling 58)
  • 20 Tudur-Jones yellow card (Freeman 76)
  • 25 MacDonald
  • 10 Bowditch
  • 24 Williams yellow card (Upson 90+2)

Substitutes

  • 22 Roberts,
  • 04 Stam,
  • 08 Ayling,
  • 16 Upson,
  • 23 Gibson,
  • 17 Calver,
  • 18 Freeman
Ref: FosterAtt: 13,479
HUDDERSFIELD
YEOVIL

Possession

  • Huddersfield 60%
  • Yeovil 40%

Attempts on target

  • Huddersfield 5
  • Yeovil 5

Attempts off target

  • Huddersfield 9
  • Yeovil 0

Corners

  • Huddersfield 5
  • Yeovil 2

Fouls

  • Huddersfield 18
  • Yeovil 15
  • Final Result
  • 94:57 The match gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Johnson on Edward Upson. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
  • 90:00+1:39 Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Edward Upson coming on for Gavin Williams.
  • 90:00+1:05 Craig Alcock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
  • 90:00 The referee ends the match.
  • 89:54 Foul by Liam Ridehalgh on Gavin Williams, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Dean Bowditch from the free kick, save made by Alex Smithies.
  • 89:10 Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:44 Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Paul Huntington.
  • 85:44 Substitution Graham Carey goes off and Liam Ridehalgh comes on.
  • 85:44 Dean Bowditch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Arfield.
  • 84:45 Gavin Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 84:45 Booking Lee Peltier is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:38 Lee Peltier challenges Nathan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 82:53 The referee blows for offside against Dean Bowditch. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:07 Jordan Rhodes concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Virgo. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
  • 80:08 Lee Novak conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 77:58 The offside flag is raised against Dean Bowditch. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.
  • 77:30 Peter Clarke is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Williams.
  • Correction - 75:45 Foul by Gary Roberts on Gavin Williams, free kick awarded. Gavin Williams takes the free kick.
  • 75:45 Gary Roberts challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:07 Substitution Owain Tudur Jones goes off and Luke Freeman comes on.
  • 74:51 GOAL - Gary RobertsHuddersfield 4 - 2 Yeovil Placed penalty scored by Gary Roberts. Huddersfield 4-2 Yeovil.
  • 74:10 The referee penalises Owain Tudur Jones for handball.
  • 73:12 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
  • 70:57 Graham Carey takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Shaun MacDonald.
  • 70:16 Lee Peltier fouled by Nathan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Graham Carey from right wing, Shaun MacDonald makes a clearance.
  • 69:12 Foul by Shaun MacDonald on Damien Johnson, free kick awarded. Damien Johnson takes the free kick.
  • 67:56 Assist by Gary Roberts.
  • 67:56 GOAL - Jamie McCombeHuddersfield 3 - 2 Yeovil Jamie McCombe finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 3-2 Yeovil.
  • 67:21 Booking Booking for Owain Tudur Jones for unsporting behaviour.
  • 67:14 Unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. Peter Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:43 Gary Roberts challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:21 Booking Gavin Williams is given a yellow card.
  • 65:34 Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Jordan Rhodes coming on for Alan Lee.
  • 65:34 Graham Carey provided the assist for the goal.
  • 65:34 GOAL - Jamie McCombeHuddersfield 2 - 2 Yeovil Jamie McCombe finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Huddersfield 2-2 Yeovil.
  • 65:01 Unfair challenge on Lee Novak by Adam Virgo results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Graham Carey,
  • 64:23 Andrew Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Clarke. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:49 Alan Lee challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Alcock takes the indirect free kick.
  • 62:24 Jamie McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch. Gavin Williams takes the free kick.
  • 61:17 Damien Johnson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 61:04 Alan Lee takes a shot.
  • 59:56 Gavin Williams takes the free kick.
  • 59:56 Booking Graham Carey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:45 Graham Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams.
  • 57:52 Substitution Andrew Welsh goes off and Luke Ayling comes on.
  • 55:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Nathan Smith. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Graham Carey, save by Stephen Henderson.
  • 54:58 Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line played to the near post, Shaun MacDonald makes a clearance.
  • 53:38 Peter Clarke fouled by Dean Bowditch, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
  • Correction - 53:13 Graham Carey produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 53:13 Graham Carey has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 51:50 Alan Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun MacDonald. Shaun MacDonald takes the indirect free kick.
  • 51:21 Lee Peltier takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
  • 48:50 GOAL - Scott ArfieldHuddersfield 1 - 2 Yeovil Scott Arfield gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-2 Yeovil.
  • 48:18 Free kick crossed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Andrew Williams.
  • 48:18 Booking Booking for Craig Alcock.
  • 48:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Carey by Craig Alcock.
  • 47:28 Dean Bowditch challenges Damien Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Damien Johnson.
  • 45:01 Substitution Joey Gudjonsson on for Antony Kay.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:39 Long range shot by Scott Arfield goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:00 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 43:06 Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Virgo. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
  • 40:18 Lee Peltier has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 38:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Virgo on Alan Lee. Graham Carey crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Owain Tudur Jones.
  • 37:05 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, Paul Huntington makes a clearance.
  • 36:29 The referee penalises Shaun MacDonald for handball. Free kick crossed by Graham Carey, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:48 The ball is crossed by Lee Peltier.
  • 31:13 Effort on goal by Lee Novak from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 28:35 Graham Carey takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Clarke goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 26:33 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McCombe.
  • 24:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Lee Peltier. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
  • 23:20 Effort on goal by Peter Clarke from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 22:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Owain Tudur Jones by Graham Carey. Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 20:10 The referee gives a free kick against Lee Peltier for handball. Gavin Williams has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Alex Smithies.
  • 19:26 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Welsh, clearance made by Scott Arfield.
  • 18:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Huntington by Jamie McCombe. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
  • 18:00 Graham Carey takes the outswinging corner, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:35 Lee Novak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Alcock. Craig Alcock takes the indirect free kick.
  • 16:00 Booking Paul Huntington is given a yellow card.
  • 14:36 The assist for the goal came from Owain Tudur Jones.
  • 14:36 GOAL - Paul HuntingtonHuddersfield 0 - 2 Yeovil Goal scored by Paul Huntington from close in high into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 0-2 Yeovil.
  • 14:06 Scott Arfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Welsh. The ball is delivered by Owain Tudur Jones,
  • 13:39 Graham Carey takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
  • 12:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Andrew Williams. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:51 Foul by Shaun MacDonald on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Scott Arfield takes the free kick.
  • 8:25 GOAL - Dean BowditchHuddersfield 0 - 1 Yeovil Dean Bowditch finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 0-1 Yeovil.
  • 7:19 Foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Peter Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
  • 6:46 Lee Novak is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
  • 6:02 Gary Roberts is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 4:25 Scott Arfield challenges Andrew Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 2:45 Jamie McCombe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andrew Welsh from left channel, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.
  • 0:52 Alan Lee challenges Owain Tudur Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Huntington.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 18 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Huddersfield 7 6 14
2 Peterborough 7 6 13
3 Carlisle 7 6 13
4 MK Dons 7 0 13
5 Rochdale 7 4 12
6 Oldham 7 2 12
7 Bournemouth 7 8 11
8 Brighton 6 3 11
9 Colchester 7 2 11
10 Charlton 7 1 11
11 Sheff Wed 7 5 10
12 Notts County 7 -1 10
13 Swindon 7 0 9
14 Exeter 6 -1 9
15 Bristol R 7 -3 9
16 Plymouth 6 -2 8
17 Yeovil 7 -6 7
18 Walsall 7 -3 6
19 Brentford 7 -4 6
20 Hartlepool 7 -5 6
21 Tranmere 7 -5 6
22 Southampton 7 -2 5
23 Leyton Orient 7 -4 4
24 Dag & Red 6 -7 4

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