Manager pleased with hard fought point
Mark Robins told htafc.com that a draw was a fair result following the Terriers closely fought battle with Middlesbrough.
James Vaughan gave Town the lead on the hour mark before Ben Gibson equalised for the hosts with just over ten minutes to play.
“We started brightly and took a foothold in the game,” said Mark. "We passed it OK, but our final pass let us down, which meant that we didn’t create a massive amount.
“We were huffing and puffing at times, but on the whole I think the first half was an even contest. They dominated the final ten minutes of the half and took command early in the second. We needed to change it and the introduction of Danny Ward was a turning point for us.
“We managed to get the goal and the game was nip and tuck from that point.
“It was a closely fought contest and I thought that Middlesbrough were good tonight. They threw the kitchen sink at us at times and we have ended up conceding a very soft goal. Had we defended better from the corner we would have gone home with three points.”
Boro are still to win at home this season, but looked the more likely to steal the win after their equaliser.
“They gave everything for their manager and fans and their first home win isn’t far away. They have got good quality and I think a draw was a fair result. It could have been better for us, though, and picking three points up would have been a big boost ahead of Saturday’s game.”