HUDDERSFIELD Town went down 2-1 to Brighton on Saturday - but what did you make of the performances?

Below are Huddersfield Examiner sports editor Mel Booth's ratings - and on page two are the fans' ratings.

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Made two excellent saves in the second half to prevent Buckley recording a hat trick from Brighton breaks 6

Returned from earning his third Scotland cap to show some of his best attacking form in Town colours. 7

Kept pushing forward and created a few problems for Brighton down the right with his teasing crosses 6

Wrong-footed by the ball through for Brighton’s second goal but he also produced some very solid defending 7

Led by example and, while he couldn’t prevent Buckley’s super second, he made his presence felt in both boxes 7

The Reading loan man missed a glorious first-half heading chance but notched right at the end 6

Was left kicking himself for giving the ball away and allowing Brighton to break for their second goal 5

Did his best to inspire Town in the first half and operated more centrally in the second half with reasonable effect 6

Still struggling to rediscover his early-season form on his return to the side and was replaced in a re-shuffle 5

Produced some lovely pieces of skill and crosses and it was his shot late in the game which led to the goal 7

Became a little isolated at times alongside Church up front and showed his frustration with his booking 6

Alan Lee (for Novak 67) 7;
Adam Hammill (for Southern 67) 5;
Scott Arfield (for Norwood 75) 6.

Fans' ratings

Alex Smithies 6.2

Jack Hunt 6.2

Paul Dixon 6.7

Joel Lynch 6.0

Peter Clarke 6.3

Adam Clayton 6.5

Keith Southern 5.3

Oliver Norwood 5.3

Danny Ward 6.0

Lee Novak 5.4

Simon Church 5.7


Scott Arfield 5.7

Alan Lee 5.8

Adam Hammill 5.4

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It shows that we need some quality players who can pass the ball, as well running around chasing after the ball. We have been fortunate in a few games this season coming out with a win, but on Saturday, it proved yet again we were second best to a team who can pass the ball. Stephen, Tenerife

Couldn't cope with their passing game, but we just had as many players! m=Man on man? Make them change style! Steve, Birkby

Ref was an absolute disgrace. We weren't brilliant but yet again Brighton and Poyet have kidded the ref into giving them the decisions. JJ, Lowerhouses

More of your views on the next page

I feel our FWD need to take the chance when it comes, Church (header) and Novak both should be on the scoresheet! Craig, Lincoln

Why did we only play one up front when we were 2 0 down? Would rather give it a go with two up front and lose 3 0 than just continue with one up front. Steve, Dalton

Poor match, poor ref again. Melvyn, Almondbury

Dixon let winger go past him twice and did not track back creating both goal situations. Dave Wood, Cleckheaton

On the day Brighton were more athletic than us, better footballers than us and better at falling over than us (apart from Alan Lee). Our midfielders were half-asleep most of the time except when Scott Arfield came one and purposefully applied himself. Worst of all the referee made me feel like demanding my money back. Philip, London

Afraid we contrived to our own downfall gifted Brighton two goals. Lacked quality in the final third never worked the Brighton goal keeper. Dixon and Clayton the best performers .Plenty to look forward to if we can get everybody fit. Please lets have consistency from the refs .Bradley Blues

Poor first twenty minutes cost Town. Got going in second half but overall a very disappointing performance. Tony, Golcar

Town were awful- the crossing was shockingly bad and Hunt was awful at right back. The lack of an orthodox right winger meant they were badly unbalanced. Alex, Paddock

Brighton played it on the ground we hoofed it to slow a build up gave ball away too much, Pete, Lindley

We were beaten by a good team but I hated their tactics. With so much time wasting from feigned injuries I was amazed at how few minutes were added on at the end of each half . We showed a lot of fight in the 2nd half but it was plain to see why they have the meanest defence in the division. James Sheffield

We need to wise up to the tatics used by Brighton today. Everytime we started to pressure them a player went down holding their head and that leaves the ref with no option to stop the game and he fell for it everytime, Poyet knows what he's doing. Keep going boys. Jonty Rhodes, Waterloo.

Town never really got any pace into the game and two individual errors cost us. Tried hard in 2nd half , but we lacked quality in the last third of the pitch. Jim, Holmbridge.

Hero to Zero in just seven days, no lack of effort we were simply lacking in ideas and penetration. A very strange formation and Church looked unsure of where he was supposed to be playing. Hopefully our main strike force will be fit before next Saturday. Trojanhorse Kirkburton

When will Alan Lee twig that he CAN make an impact when coming on as a sub; but not when he's flattening the grass !! Martin, Outlane