HUDDERSFIELD failed to win the West Riding County FA Minor Cup for the 12th time at Woodlesford on Saturday.
But they took Leeds FA, who were winning the trophy for the 21st time, all the way before losing 3-2.
Huddersfield, represented by Dalton Dynamoes, can feel justifiably proud of their achievement and taking a strong Leeds side so close.
And manager Barry Fella said: "It is disappointing to lose. We matched them all the game with our attitude and commitment.
"We were brilliant."
Huddersfield got off to a flying start and went ahead in the third minute when Matthew Hallam latched onto a through ball. He saw his shot palmed out by Tom Carlisle but only as far as Luke Gibson, who did the rest.
Leeds responded and after a free kick from Paddy Miller had been tipped against the bar by Luke Haigh, they equalised in the 16th minute when a cross from Jason Kitchen was headed in by Daroll Lucas.
Huddersfield continued to create the better chances and Hallam was twice set free but slipped as he cut inside for a shot and then turned his marker inside out but watched his shot go inches wide of the far post.
Hallam was the target man at this stage for the Huddersfield midfield, where Craig Thompson was in top form for the first half.
But he lost some of his assertiveness in the second half and Leeds began to get slightly on top.
And after 70 minutes they took the lead when Jaques' free kick was headed back across goal for Miller to head in.
And Leeds virtually wrapped up the game just minutes later when Jason Kitchen's right-foot shot made it 3-1.
Huddersfield kept battling away and they cleared a John Stripe header off the line before snatching a second goal two minutes from time when Greig Johnson shot home after Wayne Shooter's effort had been palmed away.
But the lads from Dalton can feel proud of their performance.
Huddersfield: Haigh, Derrick (Morris, 82mins), Bellanfonte, Andrews (Johnson, 74mins) Franklyn, Butler, Gibson, Shooter, Hallam, Thompson, Storrie. Sub (not used): Garside.
Leeds: Carlisle, Hope, Lucas, Booth, Stripe, Kitchen, Miller, White, Simpson (Jaques, 51mins), Tawton (Kelly, 85mins), Marchant. Subs (not used): Elliott, Barber.