Huddersfield Town returned to winning ways with a battling 2-1 success over high-flying Brentford.

Chris Powell's men took an 18th-minute lead when Sean Scannell crashed home at the back post from Nahki Wells' centre before having a hand in his side's second by putting pressure on left-back Jake Bidwell, who turned into his own net early in the second half.

But Town were forced to hold on after Jonathan Douglas pulled one back for the visitors, who cranked up the pressure late on as they sought a club-record sixth consecutive win at this level.

The Terriers held on though and were even able to hand the returning James Vaughan a second-half runout for good measure.

But how did each Town player rank in the 2-1 win?

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Smithies -  A wonderful display from the Town goalkeeper, who single-handedly kept the Bees at bay at times late on, with one save from Alan Judge's free-kick in particular showcasing his sharp reflexes. 8.

Smith -  Attacked well in the first half and was a constant outlet for Town when Scannell ventured infield or further forward. Defensively sound but sometimes failed to deal with the movement of the influential Judge. 6.

Hudson - Recovered from some recent poor performances to lead his team by example and he was key late on when the Bees started to apply pressure to the Town goal in search of an equaliser. 7.

Wallace - Came in for Joel Lynch and performed admirably in his absence. Threw his body on the line to make a number of key blocks and challenges and grew in confidence as the game wore on. 7.

Robinson -  Quite simply his best performance in a Town shirt. It was difficult to pick a winner between himself and Smithies, with both having key roles in the victory. Grabbed an assist, got forward regularly and made some vital challenges at the back. 8.

Butterfield -  Another typically creative outing for the midfield schemer, who pulled the strings for his side but also did a lot of the unfashionable work as well to help his side record a precious victory. Great pass to release Robinson for Town's second goal. 7.

Hogg - One of the key reasons behind Town getting back to winning ways. Came in for the ineffective Poyet and was back to his best as he pressed the Brentford midfield and gave them little time on the ball to get their game going. 7.

Coady - An improved performance and an understated figure in this win as he combined craft with combativity to guide Town through a tough final 20 minutes. Was responsible for a lot of running and keeping Town calm under pressure throughout. 7.

Wells -  A disappointing display by all accounts for the frontman and yet he ended the game with an assist to his name. Worked tirelessly and deserved a goal but his touch deserted him in the final third on a few occasions. 6.

Holt - A constant worry to the Brentford backline. Never stopped chasing lost causes, battling aerially and on the ground and played a role in the opener to get his side back on track. 7.

Scannell - Smithies and Robinson's roles were crucial but without Scannell Town would not have secured three points. While Wells and Holt could not apply the finishing touches in the final third, Scannell was clinical with the opener before playing his part for the second. A fantastic way to mark his 100th Terriers appearance. 8.


Vaughan - Positive news for the striker to receive a 15-minute runout and he gave them an out ball on the counter when Brentford stepped up a couple of gears late on. 6.

Dixon - Brought on in the dying embers and barely touched the ball. 5.

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