htafc.com looks back ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford
As Mark Robins and his Huddersfield Town squad prepare for their final match of the season at Watford on Saturday, htafc.com reviews some of the Club’s best end of season clash.
2012/13 – Huddersfield Town 2 Barnsley 2
Where else to start? Throughout the 90 minutes both teams dipped in and out of the Championship relegation zone and it wasn’t until injury time that both sides knew their fate. Town knew a point would secure their survival whereas Barnsley needed a point and Peterborough to lose. The Tykes twice went ahead with Jermaine Beckford and James Vaughan begging them back in each half.
Crystal Palace’s winner in injury time against Posh meant that Barnsley survived, for another season at least!
2010/11 – Huddersfield Town 4 Brentford 4
Town fans were treated to a goal fest on the final match of the 2010/11 season. The Terriers had already secured their place in the League 1 Play-Offs whereas Brentford had nothing but pride to play for.
Defending was certainly at a premium as eight goals were equally shared out. Danny Ward gave Town a two goal lead and Lee Novak and Benik Afobe twice put Lee Clark’s men ahead in the second half. However, Lewis Grabban had the final say with the equaliser in the 68th minute.
2009/10 – Stockport 0 Huddersfield Town 6
Town’s penultimate away match of the season saw the Terriers score six or more goals for the fourth time during a hugely entertaining season. The win secured Town’s place in the League 1 Play-Offs where they would go on to lose over two legs to Millwall.
The Terriers had six different scores on the afternoon against rock bottom Stockport. Anthony Pilkington got the ball rolling in the second minute before Theo Robinson, Jordan Rhodes, Danny Drinkwater, Gary Roberts and Lee Novak all netted.
2008/09 – Leyton Orient 1 Huddersfield Town 1
The final match of the 2008/09 season wasn’t a memorable performance, but it saw legend Andy Booth score his final goal for the Club as he bowed out of professional football. The striker, turned Club Ambassador, netted in the 24th minute before Dean Morgan earned Orient a point in the second half.
The goal was the striker’s 150th for the Terriers and brought to a close a 17 year player career.
2007/08 – Luton 0 Huddersfield Town 1
Phil Jevons’ 77th minute goal settled a fairly dull affair against relegated Luton. However, it continued Town’s excellent form in the last two months of the campaign, which saw the Terriers go unbeaten.
Draws against Doncaster and Port Vale were followed by victories over Leeds United, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall and Luton. Matt Glennon and his defence kept four clean sheets as Town finished on a high.
2006/07 – Huddersfield Town 4 Millwall 2
The Terriers’ penultimate home game of the 2006/07 was full of incident throughout. Neither team had anything to play for as both threw caution to the win. It was Town who came out on top though, thanks in part to a six minute brace from Luke Beckett. Michael Collins and Mark Hudson had turned a 1-0 score line around in Town’s favour and Beckett’s brace put Town three goals ahead.
Collins’ red card took the gloss of the afternoon before Alan Dunne scored a 90th minute consolation for the Lions.