Barnsley v Huddersfield Town: Examiner and fans' player ratings

HUDDERSFIELD Town took all three points at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at the weekend.

Jermaine Beckford
Jermaine Beckford

HUDDERSFIELD Town took all three points at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at the weekend.

But what did you make of the performance?

See our Huddersfield Town reporter Doug Thomson's ratings below - with the fans' ratings and mini match reports on page two.

Click on the link below to view a picture gallery of match action from the game

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ALEX SMITHIES
Did what he needed to as Town collected a fifth clean sheet. Booked for handling outside his area. 7

PAUL DIXON
Played with real purpose, covered for teammates effectively and came close to a first Town goal. 8

JACK HUNT
The right-back tackled strongly and attacked with purpose on his return from a two-match suspension. 7

PETER CLARKE
The stand-out skipper set the tone for a top afternoon’s work with a brave early block from Tomasz Cywka. 8

JOEL LYNCH
The centre-back was calm and collected as Town restricted their hosts to just a handful of chances. 8

SIMON CHURCH
A bright debut from the new boy, who showed flexibility and created Beckford’s goal. Booked for a foul. 8

ADAM CLAYTON
Covered a lot of ground as he went about his work in central midfield with the minimum of fuss. 7

KEITH SOUTHERN
No shortage of effort from the experienced operator, but Town weren’t as dominant in midfield as they have been. 7

JERMAINE BECKFORD
Made a welcome comeback after a hamstring injury to claim a crucial third goal in six loan appearances. 8

LEE NOVAK
Last Tuesday’s two-goal hero looked a touch tired in the first half, but certainly came to life in the second. 8

SEAN SCANNELL
Did plenty of work down the flanks and played an important role in Town’s winning goal. 7

Substitutes:
Danny Ward (forBeckford, 60mins) 7;
Alan Lee (for Novak, 86mins) 7.

Fans' ratings

Alex Smithies 7.21

Jack Hunt 7.00

Paul Dixon 7.29

Peter Clarke 7.31

Joel Lynch 7.46

Simon Church 7.54

Adam Clayton 7.77

Lee Novak 7.23

Keith Southern 7.64

J Beckford 7.39

Sean Scannell 6.05

Substitutes:

Alan Lee 6.67

Danny Ward 7.00

Here are a few of the fans' mini match reports - more on next page. Only posts with names and area are published in paper

Dixon's best game for HTAFC. All round team effort. Subs brought on at the right time. Great atmosphere too. Trevor, Horbury

Lacklustre game with little to get excited about but still a good win. Ward for Scannell on Saturday please. Charles, Holmfirth

Workman like performance sacrificed Norwoods passing for Claytons workrate worked but not good on the eyes. let Barnsley have too much ball need to quicken up but A GREAT RESULT AND GREAT FOLLOWING. Colin, Kirkheaton

Did not close Barnsley down & surrendered too much possession for an hour. Luckily Barnsley are shot-shy at the moment. Much better for last half hour when subs Ward & Lee made a big impact. Keeper saved well from Novak & Church to deny Town a comfortable win. Paul, Shipley.

Grinding out results is fine but tough period coming up and need a spark to get through it. Paul,York


Not the best match ever, but another 3, well grinded out points. Good team effort. Steve B, Linthwaite.

Never easy at Oakwell for Town a good solid professional performance Dixon Southern Clayton Novak and Church stood out. A well worked goal and a good finish by Beckford .Limited Barnsley to a couple of chances a good clean sheet Bradley Blues.

Barnsley had the better of the passing game but we took our chance from the one decent first half move and had chances in the 2nd half to make things more comfortable.

Another battling display to grind out another 1-0 win. Not at our best against another club struggling and the tempo was not there yet again. Pity we can´t play just the top teams every week. Stephen, Tenerife

1-0 will not reflect this one sided game, but a clean sheet is always welcome in a Local Derby, great cross from Church for Becks to score. All Simon Grayson's signings to date have been qualility, in Simon we trust. Great to have taken part in the KIU walk today, well done to all. Bob Farrell, Barnet.

Southern and Dixon were outstanding, Ward was very good after coming off the bench but Scannell was poor and looked uninterested throughout!

Good result and great three points. We do need to concentrate more with our basic passing game though. The result of not doing, is often putting ourselves under needless pressure. Kev, Sowerby Bridge

True Grit 11, we never really looked like conceding and with Barnsley voting their keeper man of the match that says it all. We have nothing to fear in this league. Trojanhorse, Kirkburton

Good workmanlike performance for the three points. Fantastic travelling support and a great result in Beeston!! Tony, Golcar

First half was dire. Barnsley were very poor opposition and I think Town made it look a lot harder than it was. Disappointed there was no second goal which I think the brilliant Town faithful deserved. Lynch and Clayton the two best performances.

 
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