TRANMERE Rovers boss Ronnie Moore felt Town had pushed his side all the way despite the seeming comfort of a 3-1 home win and a play-off booster for his side.
“I thought it was a good performance from Huddersfield and they made it very difficult for us,” said Moore.
“They put pressure on us at times and I thought that we defended very well when we had to.
“There were some great blocks and we worked hard to ensure they got as few chances as possible.
“At 1-1 it was very important to score the next goal as I felt at that stage the game could have turned either way, and even at two goals up they had a good chance to have brought it back to 3-2.
“Certainly Huddersfield worked very hard and I feel that we had to go out there and earn that win – and I also felt that in the end we deserved it.”
Moore was full of praise for blue-haired striker Bas Savage, whose 50th-minute strike set the tone for Tranmere to go on and win having regained their lead.
“It was a great bit of work and a fantastic shot and, overall, I felt that Bas had a super game,” said Moore.
“While the pitch and conditions had made the game a bit scrappy, I thought we did ‘up’ the tempo in the second half and really it was that five-minute spell that won the game for us.”
The victory moved Rovers into sixth in the table and firmly into the play-off frame while opposite number Lee Clark watched his side’s chances all but fade.
However, Moore was not about to start planning his play-off tactics.
“Certainly it is nice to move up from ninth to sixth and we feel we are in with a shout of making the play-offs,” he admitted.
“However, we know what we are facing and our next three games are all away from home.
“What we need to do now is make sure we play the way we can and that we don’t blow the opportunity.”