Stevenage scored two minutes from full-time and came from 2-0 down to earn a point at home to Huddersfield Town.

After a goalless first half, the visitors went ahead as Lee Novak put through Danny Ward and the former then netted himself from 25 yards.

Stevenage closed the gap as Michael Bostwick headed in Joel Byrom's corner.

Scott Laird saw his penalty saved by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies, before Robin Shroot met Jennison Myrie-Williams's cross at the back post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a very tight and edgy affair. I thought we tried to impose our energetic and high tempo game upon a very talented Huddersfield side and maybe came out on top.

"Having seen the team perform so well in the first half, to concede that quickly in the second period was a real body blow.

"Think about the character the team showed, not only to get back into the game, but to finish the stronger.

"We should have won the game. That's a fact."

Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It will feel like a defeat because we were in a good position at 2-0 up and it is disappointing to draw.

"But this is a difficult place to come, look at their record against the other promotion clubs here, and they held Spurs to a draw here too.

"We were the better team in the first half and their keeper had some good saves.

"To take six points out of six would have been a great start for us but, if you can't win a game, then the next best thing is a draw."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day (Julian - 46' )
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 02 Wilson
  • 08 Long (Shroot - 67' Booked )
  • 13 Byrom Booked
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 10 Reid (Myrie-Williams - 74' )
  • 12 May

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 06 Edwards
  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 22 Aneke
  • 32 Shroot

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 06 McCombe
  • 15 Morrison
  • 32 Hunt
  • 04 Gudjonsson (Robinson - 85' )
  • 10 Gobern (Kay - 70' )
  • 11 Ward
  • 09 Cadamarteri Booked
  • 19 Lee (Higginbotham - 74' )
  • 21 Novak Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 08 Kay
  • 07 Roberts
  • 22 Robinson
  • 27 Higginbotham
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 3,059

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

6 4

Corners

8 9

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:58

Outswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:01

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.

90:00 +0:21

Michael Bostwick produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

89:33

Antony Kay challenges Joel Byrom unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Byrom delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Gary Naysmith.

88:13 Booking

Booking Robin Shroot is given a yellow card.

87:38

Assist by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

87:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Robin Shroot - Stevenage 2 - 2 Huddersfld Robin Shroot gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Stevenage 2-2 Huddersfield.

87:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Ward. Ronnie Henry takes the indirect free kick.

85:34

Jamie McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben May. Indirect free kick taken by Darius Charles.

84:19 Substitution

Substitution Joey Gudjonsson goes off and Anton Robinson comes on.

84:19

The official flags Lee Novak offside. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

83:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Cadamarteri on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Joel Byrom takes the indirect free kick.

82:44

Robin Shroot takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Novak. Corner taken by Robin Shroot from the right by-line to the near post, Daniel Ward manages to make a clearance.

82:21

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

80:39

Inswinging corner taken by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, save made by Alex Smithies.

80:39 Penalty

A save by Alex Smithies from penalty by Scott Laird. Stevenage 1-2 Huddersfield.

79:42

Gary Naysmith gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson.

79:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McCombe on Ben May. Ben May takes the indirect free kick.

77:34

Unfair challenge on Joey Gudjonsson by Ben May results in a free kick. Sean Morrison takes the free kick.

77:05

Effort from outside the penalty area by Daniel Ward goes wide left of the goal.

75:35 Booking

Booking Lee Novak is cautioned.

75:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Novak. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution Kallum Higginbotham comes on in place of Alan Lee.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Jennison Myrie-Williams coming on for Craig Reid.

73:38

The referee blows for offside against Craig Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

70:37

Joel Byrom provided the assist for the goal.

70:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Bostwick - Stevenage 1 - 2 Huddersfld Michael Bostwick grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Stevenage 1-2 Huddersfield.

70:26

Corner taken by Joel Byrom,

69:35 Substitution

Substitution Oscar Gobern leaves the field to be replaced by Antony Kay.

68:18

Mark Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Smithies. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

68:18 Booking

Booking Danny Cadamarteri booked for unsporting behaviour.

67:50

Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Oscar Gobern. Ronnie Henry fouled by Danny Cadamarteri, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Byrom.

63:43

Jamie McCombe challenges Darius Charles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronnie Henry takes the indirect free kick.

63:43 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stacy Long.

63:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, save by Ronnie Henry. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Ward,

61:45

Handball by Lee Novak. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Bostwick.

60:54

Craig Reid has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

60:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Novak. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.

59:50

Stacy Long takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

59:21

Sean Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben May. Free kick taken by Stacy Long.

57:03

Lawrie Wilson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Smithies.

54:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Stevenage 0 - 2 Huddersfld Lee Novak finds the back of the net with a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 0-2 Huddersfield.

51:54

Shot from just outside the area by Ben May goes over the bar.

49:24

Assist by Lee Novak.

49:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Ward - Stevenage 0 - 1 Huddersfld A goal is scored by Daniel Ward from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-1 Huddersfield.

48:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben May by Jamie McCombe. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

46:05

The referee blows for offside against Ben May. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Alan Julian comes on in place of Chris Day.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:07

Alan Lee fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joey Gudjonsson.

41:35

The official flags Daniel Ward offside. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

40:04

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ben May.

39:37 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom booked.

39:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Byrom on Oscar Gobern. Gary Naysmith restarts play with the free kick.

37:45

Daniel Ward challenges Ronnie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Laird.

37:08

Ben May produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

35:08

Danny Cadamarteri concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Laird. Chris Day takes the free kick.

33:22

Effort by Scott Laird from a long way out goes over the target.

31:06

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ben May.

30:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Roberts on Alan Lee. Gary Naysmith restarts play with the free kick.

29:47

Joel Byrom fouled by Joey Gudjonsson, the ref awards a free kick. Darius Charles takes the indirect free kick.

26:42

Foul by Sean Morrison on Ben May, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Joel Byrom, save made by Alex Smithies.

24:41

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom, Michael Bostwick has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

22:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on Alan Lee. Daniel Ward restarts play with the free kick.

21:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Gudjonsson by Joel Byrom. Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

20:35

Foul by Oscar Gobern on Mark Roberts, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

19:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Novak. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

17:33

Craig Reid is ruled offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

16:41

Ben May is ruled offside. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

15:00 +1:08

Corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, clearance by Alan Lee.

14:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stacy Long by Danny Cadamarteri. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

13:47

Corner taken by Daniel Ward, clearance made by Scott Laird.

13:13

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the left by-line to the near post, Ben May makes a clearance.

10:11

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line.

7:03

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the left by-line, Header from close range by Oscar Gobern misses to the right of the target.

6:28

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save by Chris Day. Daniel Ward takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.

5:31

Ben May challenges Sean Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

3:18

Shot by Joel Byrom from a long way out goes over the target.

0:08

Foul by Oscar Gobern on Scott Laird, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Michael Bostwick from the free kick, blocked by Lee Novak. Jamie McCombe takes a inswinging corner.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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