Huddersfield closed the gap on second-placed Sheffield United to five points with victory at Leyton Orient.

Matthew Spring gave the hosts the lead with a right-footed 18-yard volley after Huddersfield failed to clear.

The visitors drew level as Jimmy Smith directed a Jordan Rhodes back-heel into his own net and the striker netted his 36th goal of the season with a tap-in.

Rhodes sealed the victory with a neat low finish as Huddersfield move 14 points clear of seventh place.

The striker has now scored in his last five starts against Leyton Orient.

Orient's best chances in the second half fell to Spring and David Mooney.

The O's remain five points clear of the League One relegation zone with 46 points from 40 matches.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"The most important thing was to get the win today and it wasn't a spectacle, but at this stage of the season it's about getting results.

"You see Jordan (Rhodes) getting all different types of goals and he's done that tonight, I'm delighted for him.

"We had to be positive today because we needed to win the game, so I went with an attacking formation. Luckily we've come out with the three points.

"There's going to be twists and turns from now until the end of the season but I've got confidence in the team that we can come out on top."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 28 Rachubka
  • 03 Dickson
  • 04 Chorley
  • 06 Forbes
  • 26 Leacock
  • 07 Cox
  • 15 Porter
  • 16 Spring
  • 17 Laird (Lisbie - 57' )
  • 20 Smith Booked
  • 39 Mooney (Andrew - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Ben Youssef
  • 08 Reed
  • 21 Taiwo
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 11 Andrew

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 08 Kay
  • 12 T Clarke
  • 15 Morrison
  • 32 Hunt Booked (Woods - 46' )
  • 11 Ward
  • 20 Arismendi
  • 17 Rhodes
  • 19 Lee Booked (Cadamarteri - 78' )
  • 21 Novak (Arfield - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 07 Roberts
  • 16 Arfield
  • 09 Cadamarteri
Ref: Linington
Att: 3,674

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

2 4

Corners

8 6

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:22

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

90:00 +2:37

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) on Sean Morrison (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:11

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

90:00 +0:42

Defending throw-in by Terrell Forbes (Leyton Orient).

89:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Leyton O 1 - 3 Huddersfld Goal by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Leyton Orient 1-3 Huddersfield.

89:10

Cross by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

88:46

Handball by Danny Cadamarteri (Huddersfield). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) from left wing, resulting in open play.

88:05

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

87:31

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

86:53

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) on Alex Smithies (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

85:31

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) on Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) from right wing, resulting in open play.

85:19

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

84:09

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

83:37

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to near post, clearance by Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient).

82:57

Foul by Dean Leacock (Leyton Orient) on Peter Clarke (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:19 Substitution

Substitution Leyton Orient substitution: David Mooney replaced by Calvin Andrew (tactical).

82:05

Foul by Danny Cadamarteri (Huddersfield) on David Mooney (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) from left wing, resulting in open play.

81:46

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

81:29

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

80:55

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

80:22

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) on Terrell Forbes (Leyton Orient). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) from left wing, resulting in open play.

79:59

Defending throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

79:27

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

78:44

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

78:19

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

77:30 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Alan Lee replaced by Danny Cadamarteri (tactical).

77:23

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

77:06

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) to far post, resulting in open play.

76:36

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) to short, shot by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.

75:50

Foul by Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield) on Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient). Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) from right wing, clearance by Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient).

75:41

Attacking throw-in by Terrell Forbes (Leyton Orient).

72:53

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

72:24

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) to centre, header by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.

72:18

Cross by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient), clearance by Sean Morrison (Huddersfield).

71:48

Defending throw-in by Scott Arfield (Huddersfield).

71:24

Shot by George Porter (Leyton Orient) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), resulting in open play.

70:51

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) to far post, resulting in open play.

69:57

Foul by Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield) on Dean Cox (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) from right channel, resulting in open play.

69:23

Cross by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield), save (caught) by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

68:22

Foul by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) on Daniel Ward (Huddersfield). Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) from left channel, resulting in open play.

67:38

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

66:24

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

65:37

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

64:57

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

64:53

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

64:25

Shot by Antony Kay (Huddersfield) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.

63:40

Defending throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

63:04

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

62:48

Defending throw-in by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

61:21

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

61:07

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

59:59

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

58:25

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

57:24

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) to near post, resulting in open play.

57:11

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

56:46 Substitution

Substitution Leyton Orient substitution: Marc Laird replaced by Kevin Lisbie (tactical).

56:27

Cross by Lee Novak (Huddersfield), header by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

55:29

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

55:00

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

53:22

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

52:47

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) to far post, clearance by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

52:39

Cross by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient), clearance by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield).

52:05

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

51:37

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

51:24

Shot by Alan Lee (Huddersfield) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

50:57

Shot by David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

50:27 Booking

Booking Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient) booked for unsporting behaviour.

50:17

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient) on Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield) from left channel, resulting in open play.

49:57

Cross by Alan Lee (Huddersfield), clearance by Dean Leacock (Leyton Orient).

49:46

Defending throw-in by Terrell Forbes (Leyton Orient).

49:18

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

48:27

Foul by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield) on Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) from own half, passed.

47:43

Cross by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield), save (caught) by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

47:15

Foul by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) on Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

46:51

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

45:08

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Jack Hunt replaced by Calum Woods (tactical).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Lee Novak replaced by Scott Arfield (tactical).

45:00 +2:48 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) on David Mooney (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) from left channel, shot by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), hit wall.

45:00 +0:43

Assist by Sean Morrison (Huddersfield) from left wing.

45:00 +0:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Leyton O 1 - 2 Huddersfld Goal by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Leyton Orient 1-2 Huddersfield.

45:00 +0:35

Attacking throw-in by Sean Morrison (Huddersfield).

45:00 +0:03

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

44:05

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient) on Alan Lee (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

43:33

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

42:24

Foul by Alan Lee (Huddersfield) on Dean Leacock (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient) from own half, resulting in open play.

41:04 Booking

Booking Alan Lee (Huddersfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.

40:57

Foul by Alan Lee (Huddersfield) on Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient) from own half, resulting in open play.

40:35

Defending throw-in by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient).

39:48

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

39:21

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

38:46

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

38:31

Attacking throw-in by Lee Novak (Huddersfield).

37:58

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

37:05

Defending throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

36:26

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

33:41

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

33:18

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) to near post, clearance by Antony Kay (Huddersfield).

32:36

Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) from left channel, clearance by Diego Arismendi (Huddersfield).

32:36 Booking

Booking Jack Hunt (Huddersfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.

32:23

Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield) on David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

32:09

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

31:42

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

30:56

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

30:31

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

30:05

Shot by Marc Laird (Leyton Orient) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

28:26

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to centre, header by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), clearance by Ben Chorley (Leyton Orient).

27:56

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

27:50

Cross by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient), resulting in ball out of play.

27:03

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) on David Mooney (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Marc Laird (Leyton Orient) from left channel, passed.

26:25

Attacking throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

26:13

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

24:55

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

24:20

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Leyton Orient) on Alan Lee (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Sean Morrison (Huddersfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.

24:02

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

23:36

Defending throw-in by Terrell Forbes (Leyton Orient).

23:07

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

22:19

Cross by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient), clearance by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

21:58

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

21:17

Foul by Lee Novak (Huddersfield) on Dean Cox (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient) from own half, passed.

17:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Leyton O 1 - 1 Huddersfld Goal by Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Leyton Orient 1-1 Huddersfield.

16:15

Daniel Ward takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jordan Rhodes takes a shot.

15:44

Foul by Marc Laird (Leyton Orient) on Sean Morrison (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

15:39

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

15:18

Shot by Antony Kay (Huddersfield) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.

14:35

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient) on Tom Clarke (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

13:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Spring - Leyton O 1 - 0 Huddersfld Goal by Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left channel (18 yards).Leyton Orient 1-0 Huddersfield.

12:48

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

12:34

Foul by Sean Morrison (Huddersfield) on David Mooney (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Marc Laird (Leyton Orient) from left channel, resulting in open play.

11:57

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

11:29

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) to near post, header by David Mooney (Leyton Orient) from left channel (6 yards), missed left.

10:47

Foul by Alan Lee (Huddersfield) on Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient) from own half, resulting in open play.

9:55

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

9:41

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

9:27

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.

8:55

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

8:19

Daniel Ward takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Jimmy Smith manages to make a clearance.

7:57

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

7:37

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

7:10

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

6:55

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

6:07

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

5:45

Defending throw-in by Ryan Dickson (Leyton Orient).

4:34

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

4:30

Cross by Antony Kay (Huddersfield), resulting in open play.

4:11

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jimmy Smith.

3:33

Daniel Ward takes the inswinging corner, Jimmy Smith manages to make a clearance.

2:49

Handball by David Mooney (Leyton Orient). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

2:26

Attacking throw-in by George Porter (Leyton Orient).

1:30

Attacking throw-in by Tom Clarke (Huddersfield).

1:03

Attacking throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

0:08

Goal kick taken long by Paul Rachubka (Leyton Orient).

0:00

The game begins.

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