Huddersfield 2-1 Southend

16 January 2010 06:35
Jordan Rhodes scored twice as Huddersfield boosted their play-off prospects with victory over Southend.Town had already hit the bar through Antony Kay before Rhodes tapped home Robbie Williams' excellent cross just before the break. [LNB]Rhodes then grabbed his second and ultimately sealed the win from an Anthony Pilkington corner. [LNB]Scott Spencer grabbed an injury-time consolation for Southend but Town held on to keep up their promotion hopes. [LNB][LNB]Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I thought we deserved a point. I was really pleased with the performance. [LNB]"I thought we frustrated them and our set-up was good. [LNB]"They didn't really hurt us much in the first half, but is was disappointing to let in a goal on half-time." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 16 January 2010[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Huddersfield 2-1 Southend R (HT 1-0) Rhodes 44 Rhodes 63 Spencer 90 Huddersfield 01 Smithies 02 Peltier 05 P Clarke 06 N Clarke 16 Williams 07 Roberts 08 Kay (Drinkwater 64) 12 T Clarke 19 Pilkington 17 Rhodes (Simpson 82) 21 Novak (Robinson 78) Substitutes 26 Eastwood, 03 Skarz, 04 Collins, 25 Drinkwater, 28 Ainsworth, 09 Robinson, 10 Simpson Southend 01 Mildenhall 02 Francis 03 Malone 06 Barrett 15 Sankofa 07 Grant (Christophe 76) 08 McCormack 12 Scannell (Spencer 77) 14 Moussa 26 Laurent 09 Barnard (Freedman 84) Substitutes 24 Joyce, 18 Herd, 04 Christophe, 22 O'Keefe, 10 Walker, 16 Freedman, 28 Spencer Ref: IldertonAtt: 14,200 HUDDERSFIELD SOUTHEND Possession Huddersfield 56% Southend 44% Attempts on target Huddersfield 9 Southend 2 Attempts off target Huddersfield 3 Southend 4 Corners Huddersfield 4 Southend 6 Fouls Huddersfield 6 Southend 4 Full Time 90:00+4:07 The referee brings the game to a close. 90:00+2:02 Effort from outside the penalty box by Daniel Drinkwater goes wide right of the target. 89:12 The assist for the goal came from Simon Francis. 89:12 GOAL - Scott Spencer:Huddersfield 2 - 1 Southend Goal scored by Scott Spencer from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-1 Southend. 88:27 Theo Robinson takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a comfortable save. 87:09 Effort from 20 yards by Robbie Simpson. Save made by Steve Mildenhall. 83:39 Substitution Dougie Freedman is brought on as a substitute for Lee Barnard. 82:43 Shot from 18 yards by Anthony Pilkington. Comfortable save by Steve Mildenhall. 81:01 Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Robbie Simpson coming on for Jordan Rhodes. 79:01 Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall. 78:29 Osei Sankofa fouled by Theo Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick. 77:46 Substitution Theo Robinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Novak. 75:50 Substitution Scott Spencer comes on in place of Damian Scannell. 75:50 Substitution Anthony Grant leaves the field to be replaced by Jean Francois Christophe. 70:56 Shot from just outside the area by Robbie Williams misses to the left of the target. 69:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Franck Moussa. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies. 69:22 Anthony Grant fouled by Tom Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Grant. 65:45 Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, clearance by Anthony Grant. 63:12 Substitution Daniel Drinkwater on for Antony Kay. 62:18 The assist for the goal came from Anthony Pilkington. 62:18 GOAL - Jordan Rhodes:Huddersfield 2 - 0 Southend Jordan Rhodes grabs a headed goal from close in. Huddersfield 2-0 Southend. 61:54 Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington, 58:52 Lee Novak takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall. 57:28 Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target. 54:48 Damian Scannell takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke. Simon Francis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Robbie Williams. 52:14 Anthony Pilkington takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Barrett. 50:45 Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Francis, save by Alex Smithies. Correction - 46:14 Corner taken by Simon Francis from the left by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Damian Scannell misses to the right of the goal. 46:14 Corner taken by Simon Francis played to the near post. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:52 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+1:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Novak. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick. 45:00+0:03 Foul by Francis Laurent on Anthony Pilkington, free kick awarded. Robbie Williams restarts play with the free kick. 43:08 Assist on the goal came from Anthony Pilkington. 43:08 GOAL - Jordan Rhodes:Huddersfield 1 - 0 Southend Jordan Rhodes finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Southend. 39:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damian Scannell on Robbie Williams. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick. Correction - 38:11 Unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Antony Kay results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Simon Francis. 38:11 Adam Barrett fouled by Antony Kay, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick. 36:10 Osei Sankofa concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Roberts. Robbie Williams takes the direct free kick. 35:56 Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies. 35:20 Tom Clarke challenges Damian Scannell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Malone. 33:04 Foul by Lee Barnard on Peter Clarke, free kick awarded. Robbie Williams restarts play with the free kick. 27:41 Shot from outside the box by Lee Barnard misses to the left of the goal. 26:38 Lee Barnard is ruled offside. Peter Clarke takes the free kick. 26:06 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Barnard misses to the right of the goal. 24:54 Simon Francis takes the inswinging corner, save made by Alex Smithies. Correction - 22:51 Gary Roberts challenges Osei Sankofa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall. 22:51 Gary Roberts challenges Osei Sankofa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall. 22:05 Gary Roberts takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a comfortable save. 17:46 Shot from outside the penalty box by Lee Novak goes wide right of the goal. 12:04 Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. 11:46 Anthony Grant takes a short corner, Lee Peltier makes a clearance. Correction - 11:46 Short corner taken by Anthony Grant from the right by-line, Lee Peltier makes a clearance. Correction - 10:58 Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, Alan McCormack takes a shot. 10:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington, Alan McCormack takes a shot. 10:32 Unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Anthony Pilkington results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Barrett. 8:59 Inswinging corner taken by Scott Malone from the right by-line. 0:00 The referee gets the match started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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