IT WAS a night of mixed emotions for Huddersfield Town.
A solid win for Town plus a loss for Bournemouth mean the men in blue and white moved nearer to an automatic promotion slot.
Below are Examiner HTAFC reporter Doug Thomson's match ratings for Tuesday night.
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With Ian Bennett injured, featured for the first time in 13 games and made a string of telling saves. 8
A no-nonsense defensive performance from the Sheffield United loan left-back who also got forward well. 7
Back in the starting side after two games on the bench, the young right-back produced a solid show. 7
Again looked solid in the centre of defence before being forced off with an ankle injury after 43 minutes. 7
Got on with things as efficiently as ever, contributing key tackles and clearances throughout the contest. 7
Made some telling touches and used his experience as Town worked hard to win the midfield battle. 7
Full of running until injury cruelly cut short his evening and most probably, his season. 7
Like Kilbane, he covered a lot of ground as Town more than matched their opponents in the engine-room area. 7
Handed only a second start since returning from injury and worked hard at both ends of the pitch. 7
Took his starting opportunity with real hunger and it was great to see him slot the first league goal of his career. 8
Troubled Rochdale from the off, providing the assist for Town’s opener and scoring the second with real skill. 8
Jamie McCombe (for Kay, 43mins) 7;
Danny Cadamarteri (for Rhodes, 56mins) 6;
Alan Lee (for Pilkington, 63mins) 6.
A Smithies 8.23
J Hunt 7.05
S Jordan 5.88
P Clarke 7.65
A Kay 6.77
K Kilbane 6.48
A Pilkington 7.24
G Roberts 7.45
S Arfield 6.80
J Rhodes 6.57
B Afobe 7.88
J McCombe 5.45
D Cadamarteri 5.82
A Lee 5.53