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  • Yeovil Town 1-2 Huddersfield Town.
  • Adam Clayton scores in the last minute of injury time.
  • Tom Lawrence cancelled out Nakhi Wells opener with free-kick.
  • Result all but confirms Glovers return to third tier.
  • Ben Mitchell reporting.


Full match report to follow.


Huddersfield conversely managed to secure Championship football for another season with that last gasp goal. Celebrations in the away end ensue.


That result, coupled with others elsewhere, leaves Yeovil's Championship status hanging by a thread, as they are 6 points from safety with 2 to play. However, Birmingham's vastly superior goal difference means a 13 goal swing is needed.


No reply this time as the referee blows his whistle for the final time today. Full-time and it's Yeovil Town 1-2 Huddersfield Town.


The final nail in the coffin? Adam Hammill's break is blocked by Jamie McAllister, but it sits up beautifully for Adam Clayton to fire past Stech and into the roof of the net. 

2-1 to Huddersfield.


Yeovil pack the box as they win a corner, but Hayter and Duffy rather get in each other's way and it comes to nothing.


Hayter floats a cross over, but Smithies claims well amongst a host of bodies.


Attendance of 5906


8 minutes added time signalled as Sean Scannell sees his shot deflected wide by Duffy.


Makeshift forward Webster is inches away from playing Hayter in, but Smithies reads the danger and is quick off his line to claim the ball.


Hammill is the danger at the moment as he tries an audacious scooped lob, but Stech catches it.


Final home sub, as Sam Foley, recently recalled from a loan spell at Shrewsbury, replaces Ruben Palazuelos. 10 minutes to go.


Dangerous break from the visitors as Hammill again runs at the Yeovil defence. His deflected shot is then well pushed past the post by Stech.


Centre back Byron Webster is now playing as a striker as Yeovil search for a winner.


Instant reply from the home side as they win a free-kick on the edge of the box, and Tom Lawrence smashes it past Smithies with the aid of a deflection.



Adam Hammill breaks down the right hand side and Bermudan international Nahki Wells is there to tap in his low cross.

1-0 Huddersfield.


Double change for Yeovil as Joel Grant and Matteo Lanzoni replace Joe Ralls and Kevin Dawson.


Duane Holmes, who had a months loan with Yeovil earlier this year, replaces Ollie Norwood.


From the resulting free-kick huge shouts for a penalty but the referee is unmoved.


Great trickery from Lawrence as he turns Murray Wallace inside out, before drawing the foul and the first yellow of the game.


Yeovil then have 2 on 2 with the Huddersfield back line as Edwards sens Lawrence clear, but the pass is slightly over hit and Lawrence can only find Smithies with his weak pull back.


Chance for the home side now as a header from Hayter finds Edwards on the edge of the box, and his volley flashes wide of the post.


Another big chance for the Terriers. Calum Woods gets to the byline, and his driven cross is palmed into the path of Hogg by Stech, but he slices his first time shot well wide of the post.


Huge let off for Yeovil as Sean Scannell seizes on a loose header back by Luke Ayling, and tees up Jonathan Hogg inside the box, but he strikes his shot wide of the post.


More good news, as Brighton take the lead against crisis club Blackpool.


Good news as the winger leaves the pitch on his feet, albeit looking decidedly groggy. Sean Scannell replaces him.


A lengthy early stoppage as a collision between Shane Duffy and Danny Ward leaves the Huddersfield man laid out, and there's plenty of concern as the physio rushes on.


Yeovil will shoot towards the home terrace.


The teams return to the pitch for a crucial second half of Championship football. Both sides unchanged.


At half-time none of the teams directly above Yeovil in the Championship table are currently winning, with Birmingham and Barnsley losing, so this is a big second half for the Glovers.


The referee calls time on the first half. Yeovil came out strong early on, and had chances but 0-0 it remains. The Glovers could, and really should, be ahead.


Finally some action as Lawrence flashes a cross across the face of goal, which Anthony Gerrard, cousin of Steven, does well to clear on the stretch.


Very little to report from the last 10 minutes as both teams give away possession cheaply.


Neither side able to build a head of steam at the moment, as both teams battle it out in midfield.


Danny Ward, Yeovil's tormentor in chief when the sides met in December, curls an effort at goal from distance, but it floats comfortably wide of Stech's goal.


Yeovil are almost gifted the lead, as an Anthony Gerrard clearance hits his defensive partner Murray Wallace and plays Lawrence through on goal. However, the Manchester United loan player is denied by Smithies as he tries to go round him. Good goalkeeping.


Just as I say that Tom Lawrence wins a free-kick in a dangerous area for Yeovil. He steps up to take it, and fires a shot that is tipped just over by Huddersfield 'keeper Alex Smithies.


Before the game Joe Edwards said he wanted the fans to create a play off semi final atmosphere, but there's been little of that so far, as the referee frustrates the home fans with a couple of his decisions.


First glimpse of goal for the visitors, as Adam Hammill shoots from the edge of the box, but his tame effort is easily collected by Marek Stech.


Hayter again! A Joe Ralls cross from the left is headed back across goal by Joe Edwards to Hayter, who rattles the post with his firm header.


Early chance for the hosts as Kevin Dawson whips a great cross to the back post which James Hayter heads over the bar.


Stuart Attwell is today's referee and a blast on his whistle starts proceedings.


A decent crowd for what is a must win game for the home side, and fair play to the 500 or so hardy souls from Yorkshire who've made the journey in frankly horrendous bank holiday traffic.


With both teams desperate for the points and both languishing towards the bottom of the form table, it could be a nervy 90 minutes. The atmosphere is building as the teams make their way out.


Today's opponents Huddersfield are not yet assured of survival themselves on 47 points, currently 5 clear of Blackpool in 22nd. After a point at home to Brighton on Friday, they will be looking to finish the job with a win here at Huish Park this afternoon.


With all of the Glovers' direct relegation rivals in action this afternoon as well, the picture at the foot of the Championship table could be a lot clearer at 5pm this afternoon, a win for Yeovil could lift them off the foot of the table and to within 2 points of safety.


Last time these two met it was a one sided affair as an Ismael Miller opener was all the travelling fans had to cheer, as home side Huddersfield ran out 5-1 winners. However, the Terriers are bang out of form at the moment, without a win in their last 10, and may provide the perfect opposition to spark an improbable late charge to safety.


Just the one change for the visiting Yorkshiremen this afternoon as well, as Sean Scannell is replaced by Danny Ward in the starting 11. There's also a place on the bench for former Yeovil loan player Duane Holmes.


Yeovil make 1 change from the draw at Blackburn this afternoon as Liam Davis drops to the bench, Kevin Dawson replaces him.


Huddersfield team: Smithies (c), Hogg, Ward, Hammill, Dixon, Gerrard, Norwood, Woods, Wells, Wallace, Clayton. 

Subs: Bennett, Clarke, Bunn, Holmes, Gobern, Scannell, Smith.


Yeovil team: Stech, Ayling, McAllister (c), Edwards, Webster, Dawson, Palazuelos, Hayter, Lawrence, Duffy, Ralls.

Subs: Foley, Hoskins, Lanzoni, Davis, Grant, Dunn, Twumasi.


And it really is make or break for the Glovers this afternoon as they could be relegated if they lose to Huddersfield and other results go against them.


It's a bright, spring day at Huish Park, meaning its's that time of the season often referred to as 'squeaky bum time'. 



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