Date: 17th September 2011 at 5:45pm
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HUDDERSFIELD Town were left to pay the penalty after Lee Novak saw his 88th minute penalty saved by home keeper David Martin.

The Terriers had bossed the majority of the game and found themselves a goal up after 37 minutes through Scott Arfield who slotted home a rebound after big striker Alan Lee’s header had hit the foot of the post.

MK Dons fought back after the break and after some good pressure Dean Lewington, once linked with a move to Town, equalised for the Dons. The goal came from a corner and Lewington was on hand to tap in the rebound after Ian Bennett had made a good save from MacKenzie’s header.

Town had other chances to win the game with Gary Roberts most notably having an effort cleared off the line, when it looked like he had scored.

The game reached boiling point towards the end with players going into challenges full blooded, which all culmilated in Gary MacKenzie being shown a straight red card after having stamped on Alan Lee’s ankle and then retaliating with a headbutt in the melee that ensued afterwards.

Unfortunately for Huddersfield, Lee Novak, couldn’t convert the penalty that resulted and the game finished one a piece.

Player Ratings

Ian Bennett 7
The experienced stopper provides a calm head at the back and he didnt have too much to do today

Jack Hunt 7
Superb on the attack and his defensive skill is also improving.

Superb cross that resulted in Alan Lee hitting the post with Arfield tapping in the re-bound

Calum Woods 7
We may have found our new left back. Growing in confidence and looked solid

Antony Kay 8
The Captaincy seems to have revitalized the former Barnsley man, superb at the back today

Jamie McCombe 7
Boom Boom, has formed a solid partnership with Kay over the last few games

Damien Johnson 7
Injury.. What injury. Looks like he has never been away.

Oscar Gobern 6
Not quite as influential as at Sheffield United, but showing signs that he is going to be a key player

Scott Arfield 7
The young Scot has been sensational since getting into the side and keeps popping up with goals.

Danny Ward 7
Hit the bar early on and looked lively until he was replaced by Gary Roberts

Lee Novak 7
Worked his socks off, gutted to have missed a penalty but Super Novak will be back

Alan Lee 7
What a different player to last season, League One’s Edin Dzecko?

Keep it up Alan

Gary Roberts 7
Unlucky to see his effort cleared off the line, Gave the Dons defence something different to think about after his introduction on 60 minutes

Anton Robinson 7
Solid player, replaced Gobern on 66 minutes helped to solidify the midfield as Town went on looking to win the game


One Reply to “Huddersfield Pay The Penalty”

  • A penaltys a penalty at the end of the day,some go in some dont.With Gary Roberts on the pitch at the time id have thought hed have been our 1st choice

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