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25 June 2014

Two wins in six for the Terriers

In the latest of a series of 2013/14 season reviews, looks back at January 2014.

Town won two games from six in a busy January 2014 schedule.

A narrow defeat at eventually promoted Burnley, where Martin Paterson netted a brace on his return to Turf Moor, was quickly followed by a dramatic 3-2 FA Cup win at Grimsby on live TV and a 1-0 home win over Millwall, featuring Nahki Wells’ first for the Club. 

Despite a great performance, Mark Robins’ side was defeated at Loftus Road but the month ended on a sour note, with a disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Charlton and a single goal defeat during a sodden midweek trip to AFC Bournemouth.

Check out images and match reports from Town’s six matches.

Burnley (A)
Wednesday 1 January 2014

Town were on the wrong end of a 3-2 score line at Turf Moor, as the Terriers began the New Year profitless. 

Danny Ings gave Burnley a sixth minute lead before the Terriers pegged them back courtesy of Martin Paterson’s third goal in as many games.

Ings and Kieran Trippier scored either side of half-time to give Burnley a two goal lead, but there was still time for Paterson to steal in at the far post and grab a second.

Read’s match report HERE

Grimsby Town (A)
Saturday 4 January 2014

A late burst from the Terriers secured their passage into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

Town had looked down and out with five minutes of the game to go, but Martin Paterson pounced to level matters before the unfortunate Aswad Thomas scored past his own ’keeper.

Grimsby had twice gone ahead courtesy of Ross Hannah and Craig Disley, while Oliver Norwood’s free-kick had levelled matters for a short time.

A replay would have probably been a fair result and just for the effort and quality Grimsby produced at Blundell Park.

Read’s match report HERE

Millwall (H)
Saturday 11 January 2014

Club record signing Nahki Wells netted a dramatic winner on debut to secure Town’s first three points of 2014.

The Bermudian volleyed first time past David Forde with just two minutes of normal time remaining to earn Town a hard fought victory.

The game was heading towards a bore draw with Millwall doing excellently to thwart the Terriers. David Forde was leading by example for the Lions, twice denying Martin Paterson in the first half.

They also had the best chance of the game before Wells’ winner when former Town loanee Scott McDonald hit the post.

It wasn’t to be though for Ian Holloway, who had to watch on as Wells delivered to send the Town faithful home happy. 

Read’s match report HERE

Queens Park Rangers (A)
Saturday 18 January 2014

Backed by a sell-out away following, Town couldn’t bring anything away from Loftus Road against promotion-chasing QPR – but they only had themselves to blame after more than matching their opponents. 

Town should have been ahead in a goalless first-half after twice spurning golden one-on-one opportunities through Ward and Hogg – and then Charlie Austin netted early in the second-half. 

The Terriers fought back, with Nahki Wells netting a deft header to restore parity in the scoreline on his full debut.

However, Austin netted a simple far post header from a corner late in the game and sealed all three points for Harry Redknapp’s side. 

Read’s match report HERE

Charlton Athletic (H)
Saturday 25 January 2014

Former Terrier Simon Church provided the all-important finish to knock Town out of the FA Cup.

Church spent three months with Town last season and showed his former teammates how it was done with a smart finish just after half-time.

The Terriers had passed up a number of good openings prior to the Addicks’ goal, with Ben Alnwick in fine form for the visitors.

Danny Ward, Oliver Norwood and Duane Holmes all had good sights of goal, but failed to deliver as Town drew a blank for the first time in six games.

Read’s match report HERE

AFC Bournemouth (A)
Tuesday 28 January 2014

Calum Woods’ first goal in Town colours wasn’t enough to earn the Terriers a share of the points against Bournemouth.

The full-back fired fiercely past Lee Camp to level matters midway through the second half, but Town failed to either hang on or push on, and it was Tokelo Rantie who delivered the killer touch to earn the home side three points.

Lewis Grabban had earlier given his side the lead from the penalty spot after Tommy Smith was adjudged to have fouled Marc Pugh.

Read’s match report HERE

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