Date: 20th April 2014 at 9:30am
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‘Indiana’ Mark Robins was pleased to take a point from play-off chasing Brighton.

The Terriers had taken a deserved early lead through Oliver Norwood’s 6th minute free-kick and had looked like holding on to what would have been a crucial 3 point haul ahead of Mondays trip to face Yeovil who are fighting at the foot of the Championship table.

Huddersfield were looking a little threadbare through injuries, suspension and players out on loan away from the club; however the performance against the Seagulls was one of encouragement but again showed Towns lack of cutting edge in front of goal and their defensive proneness.

Nahki Wells worked his socks off again, and is looking a real coup even at £1.3 million pounds, but with no-one up front to support him and a very deep playing midfield yesterday Town rarely looked like extending their lead.

There was a good spell in the second period where Brighton wobbled and Norwood went close with another freekick and there were also chances for Wells, Clayton & Scannell but failure to capitalise lead to the late sucker punch goal from Brighton.

You could sense their elation at grabbing a goal, they had rarely looked to trouble Alex Smithies in the Town goal, credit must go to the backline for limiting the chances.

Robins spoke to HTAFC.com after the game:-

‘”It feels like a good point, but it is a cruel one at the same time,”

“It was the longest 90 minutes that I have ever had to watch so I feel for the supporters, but I won`t be making any apologies this time because we needed to get something from the game.

“I think we would have been good value for a win, but we have switched off at the death and not defended correctly. They had a lot of the ball though, and have got some quality players.”



So Town move on to Easter Monday and what will be a massive game, 3 points ensures Championship football for next season, whereas a defeat leaves that twitchy feeling with two games remaining and tough games at that!

It wouldn’t be Town if it wasn’t interesting in one way or another though!!



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