Championship
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town0BoltonBolton Wanderers1
Bolton's Joe Mason

Joe Mason's injury-time goal denied Huddersfield a point with Bolton now unbeaten in their last five away games.

Second-half substitute Mason, on loan from Cardiff, drilled home hard and low into the bottom right corner from Lee Chung-Yong's cross following a corner.

Huddersfield had earlier hit the bar through Danny Ward, while Bolton's Jay Spearing twice cleared off the line.

The Terriers, without a win in seven, are 10 points clear of the relegation zone, two behind 15th-placed Bolton.

The game had looked destined to end goalless after a host of chances were spurned.

South Korean Lee hit the post when unmarked 15 yards out before Ward lashed against the bar, possibly via the fingertips of visiting goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Lee was also denied a penalty after going down under a challenge from Peter Clarke, while at the other end Bogdan was called on to stop an Oscar Gobern header.

Further chances were traded after the break, with home goalkeeper Alex Smithies having to deny Lukas Jutkiewicz and Neil Danns, and Bogdan twice called on by Ward.

Bolton felt aggrieved to have another penalty claim rejected when Smithies challenged Jermaine Beckford, but it did not matter thanks to Mason's late winner.

Dougie Freedman, Bolton manager:

"We wouldn't have got this result four months ago. It's been a difficult time but we have always known the answers.

"I took on this job 20 months ago and I said I wanted people here who were coming, not because we had been in the Premier League or because of the stadium, but because they wanted to play for the shirt.

"We know [we] have a resolute resilience and commitment among the players and we are playing good football."

Mark Robins, Huddersfield manager:

"We did not defend a set play and that has cost us the point we had. The players have a responsibility to pick up their men and defend.

"You have to do your job but we didn't do that, and it's tough to take. We battered them in terms of possession but we haven't seen the game through.

"I am disappointed with the season so far after we made a bright start. We can't afford to continue in the same vein or we'll be looking over our shoulders."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12Hammill
  • 3Dixon
  • 39Gerrard
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Smith
  • 10GobernBooked at 15minsSubstituted forHolmesat 76'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 11Ward
  • 21Wells
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 6Hogg
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Bennett
  • 29Billing
  • 33Lynch
  • 38Holmes

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Hutton
  • 5Ream
  • 44KamaraBooked at 84mins
  • 12Knight
  • 31Wheater
  • 18Danns
  • 6Spearing
  • 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forBeckfordat 83'minutes
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forMasonat 71'minutes
  • 27Lee

Substitutes

  • 4Mills
  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 14Moritz
  • 15Baptiste
  • 24Lonergan
  • 26Mason
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
15,120

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home22
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns.

  7. Post update

    Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

  10. Booking

    Medo (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahki Wells.