Report - Huddersfield Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 05/04/2014
Bolton Wanderers stole all three points with virtually the last kick of the game to extend their unbeaten run away from home and leapfrog Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship table.Report - Huddersfield Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Town are now without a win in their last seven matches and are 10 points clear of the trap door but if The Terriers fail to beat Ipswich Town on Tuesday night it could be squeaky bum time.

Town were left to mull over missed chances as Bolton substitute Joe Mason stole in unmarked from an injury-time corner to give the visitors the victory.
Terriers' manager Mark Robins stuck with the same XI for the third successive game, whilst young Danish midfielder Philip Billing was named of the subs bench for the first time as James Vaughan is now out of the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Town were first out of the blocks with ex-Bolton player Danny Ward seemed determined to haunt his old club, first seeing his deflected shot fly just over and went even closer on his next effort with a long range strike that smashed against the Bolton crossbar.

Bolton had the best chance of the first half to score. Alan Hutton's low cross from the right flank found the unmarked Chung-Yong Lee but the winger's shot hit the base of the post and Town cleared the danger.

Oscar Gobern saw his header cleared off the line by Jay Spearing after connecting with an Oliver Norwood corner before Nahki Wells hit a low shot that was easy for Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Wells looked isolated playing as the lone striker and most of the efforts the Bermudian had were long range efforts.

Right on half time, Gobern's header from Adam Hammill's corner was well saved by Bogdan.

Into the second half and Town were having most of the ball but Bolton midfielder Liam Trotter two chances in as many minutes to giving the visitors the lead. First Hutton's cross found the man on loan from Millwall unmarked but his header was tame. Trotter then cut in from the right flank but fired a low shot that Alex Smithies dealt with.

Ward had Town's best chances to break the deadlock; first the winger was found unmarked in the box by Tommy Smith's cross but Ward headed just over. Wells then fed Ward through on goal but he could only fire straight at the onrushing Bogden.

Former Town loanee Lukas Jutkiewicz then broke away from Anthony Gerrard but Smithies pulled off a smart save to deny the striker who is on loan at Bolton from Middlesbrough.

Wells came close on 76 minutes but Bolton had Spearing to thank again as Wells connected to Gobern's flick but the Wanderers was on the goal line to save his side for a second time.
Wells then saw his header tipped over by Bogdan but Bolton snatched victory in stoppage time, sub Joe Mason converting from a corner.

Sean's Star Man – Adam Hammill

Town: Smithies, Smith, Gerrard, Clarke, Dixon, Clayton, Gobern (Holmes 76), Norwood, Ward, Hammill, Wells.
Subs not used: Bennett, Woods, Hogg, Billing, Lynch.

Bolton: Bogdan, Hutton, Ream, Knight, Wheater, Kamara, Danns, Spearing, Trotter (Mason 71), Lee, Jutkiewicz (Beckford 83).
Subs not used: Lonergan, Mills, Hall, Mortiz, Baptiste.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Attendance: 15,120.


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