Huddersfield twice threw away the lead as Rochdale secured a late point.

Danny Ward scored with a superb strike from outside the area, but the Dale were back on terms when Andrew Tutte broke down the right and fired home.

Town were ahead just after the break when Jordan Rhodes turned in Lee Novak's deep cross for his 33rd goal of the season.

Dale picked themselves up again and were back level when Ashley Grimes curled home a fine effort late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town maanger Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We don't give ourselves the opportunity to win football matches because we don't seem to keep clean sheets.

"We have desire but maybe not as much as you would like when it comes to sensing danger.

"We have one or two broken hearts after the result today but we dust ourselves down, we've got to keep learning as I keep saying and hopefully we can get a few more victories to get where we want to get to."

Rochdale manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Manchester:

"A lot of people wrote us off after Tuesday, and I think you'll find anybody who writes a team off with that character, does so at their peril.

"You've only got to look at Stephen Jordan today, he was absolutely super, he's ran himself into the ground until he could run no more.

"The second goal you possibly won't see a better goal today, a great move and a great finish.

"You have to say it's a point gained coming here, they're a top side, and they've got a great chance to go up automatic."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods
  • 06 McCombe
  • 08 Kay
  • 15 Morrison
  • 32 Hunt (Naysmith - 49' )
  • 04 Gudjonsson (Johnson - 73' )
  • 11 Ward
  • 16 Arfield
  • 17 Rhodes
  • 21 Novak (Lee - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 07 Roberts
  • 14 Johnson
  • 19 Lee

Rochdale

  • 23 Lucas
  • 02 Darby
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 12 Long Booked
  • 17 Holden (Edwards - 61' )
  • 22 Jordan (Adams - 89' )
  • 06 Barry-Murphy (Grimes - 74' )
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Jones
  • 16 Tutte
  • 09 Symes

Substitutes

  • 21 Edwards
  • 24 Byrne
  • 25 Edwards
  • 10 Grimes
  • 11 Adams
Ref: Webb
Att: 13,715

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

8 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:57

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, Header by Sean Morrison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +2:29

Michael Symes is caught offside. Alex Smithies takes the indirect free kick.

89:13

Shot on goal by Alan Lee from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

88:18 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Adams is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Jordan.

83:43

Daniel Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Widdowson manages to make a clearance.

83:43 Substitution

Substitution Alan Lee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Novak.

83:43 Booking

Booking Kevin Long is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

83:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Long on Lee Novak.

81:30

Assist on the goal came from Michael Symes.

81:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Grimes - Huddersfld 2 - 2 Rochdale Ashley Grimes finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-2 Rochdale.

78:38

Stephen Jordan challenges Damien Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Ward delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by David Lucas.

73:49 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brian Barry-Murphy.

72:50

Foul by Antony Kay on Joe Widdowson, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.

72:18 Substitution

Substitution Joey Gudjonsson leaves the field to be replaced by Damien Johnson.

71:32

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Rhodes. David Lucas takes the free kick.

70:46

Effort from outside the penalty box by Gary Jones goes wide right of the target.

66:47

Jordan Rhodes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:47

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward.

60:36 Substitution

Substitution Dean Holden leaves the field to be replaced by Phil Edwards.

58:30

Shot from outside the box by Andrew Tutte goes wide right of the target.

57:30

Joe Widdowson challenges Lee Novak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Ward crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by David Lucas.

55:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antony Kay on Gary Jones. Jason Kennedy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

50:52

Stephen Darby fouled by Scott Arfield, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Darby.

48:50 Substitution

Substitution Gary Naysmith replaces Jack Hunt.

48:38

Stephen Jordan produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

47:12

The assist for the goal came from Lee Novak.

47:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Huddersfld 2 - 1 Rochdale A goal is scored by Jordan Rhodes from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-1 Rochdale.

45:51

The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:28

The assist for the goal came from Gary Jones.

45:00 +1:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Tutte - Huddersfld 1 - 1 Rochdale Andrew Tutte finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Rochdale.

45:00 +0:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Ward - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Rochdale Daniel Ward grabs a goal from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Rochdale.

43:28

Centre by Scott Arfield, Jamie McCombe takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

42:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Jordan on Jack Hunt. Daniel Ward delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Dean Holden.

41:19

Lee Novak has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

40:18

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jason Kennedy.

36:48

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

33:29

Lee Novak takes a shot. Clearance made by Dean Holden. Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Clearance by Kevin Long.

30:02

Dean Holden fouled by Jordan Rhodes, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy sends in a cross, Kevin Long takes a shot. Save by Alex Smithies.

27:45

Antony Kay takes a shot. Save by David Lucas. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward, save by David Lucas. Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line, clearance by Kevin Long. The ball is delivered by Daniel Ward, save made by David Lucas.

25:25

Antony Kay takes a shot.

24:07

The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

21:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Arfield on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

19:45

Scott Arfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Kennedy. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Long.

18:03

Foul by Lee Novak on Kevin Long, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Holden.

17:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Gudjonsson on Brian Barry-Murphy. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

14:30

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

13:55

Andrew Tutte has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

12:55

Daniel Ward takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save.

9:56

Lee Novak is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Lucas takes the free kick.

8:04

Jordan Rhodes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Lucas takes the indirect free kick.

7:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Barry-Murphy on Jack Hunt. Jack Hunt takes the free kick.

6:24

Antony Kay takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

4:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy, save by Alex Smithies.

3:05

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

1:08

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the left by-line, Lee Novak takes a shot.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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