Lee Novak's late winner secured play-off bound Huddersfield victory over Scunthorpe.

The visitors dominated early on, and almost took the lead when Bobby Grant's free-kick cracked against the post.

Jimmy Ryan's tame effort then grazed the upright and Grant again smashed the woodwork as Scunthorpe pressed.

The Terriers' Jordan Rhodes saw a goal disallowed for offside, before Lee Novak was put through to slot home and secure the three points for the hosts.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"There was a feeling around the ground that the job had been done last week, but you have to grind out those results, they're very important.

"We keep saying to the lads before every game we've made things difficult for other teams, and we have to keep doing that.

"We're delighted with performance because when you don't play great you've got to win, and we did that today."

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We definitely dominated possesion which was the thing that we worked on, I'm a big believer that if the players are going to get better they've got to have the ball.

"You expect Huddersfield to come out of the blocks and put you under pressure but (we) weathered it and grew into it.

"We've got no squad, absolutely no squad. Unfortunately the better team hasn't walked away with the three points. We lost today but the performance was excellent."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Huddersfield

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 15 Morrison Booked
  • 32 Hunt
  • 07 Roberts
  • 16 Arfield
  • 20 Arismendi Booked (Ward - 62' Booked )
  • 22 Robinson (Atkinson - 81' )
  • 17 Rhodes (T Clarke - 90' )
  • 21 Novak

Substitutes

  • 25 Colgan
  • 12 T Clarke
  • 11 Ward
  • 31 Atkinson
  • 09 Cadamarteri

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 06 Byrne
  • 15 Reid
  • 25 Reckford
  • 04 Togwell (Jennings - 90' )
  • 07 Ryan
  • 16 Duffy
  • 22 Gibbons
  • 17 Grant
  • 21 Barcham

Substitutes

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Nolan
  • 19 Canavan
  • 20 Godden
  • 26 Jennings
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 13,086

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

5 3

Corners

11 3

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:28

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

90:00 +1:27 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Tom Clarke coming on for Jordan Rhodes.

90:00 +1:27 Substitution

Substitution Connor Jennings joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Togwell.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Bobby Grant on Peter Clarke, free kick awarded. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:23

Lee Novak concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Togwell. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

88:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Goal scored by Lee Novak from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-0 Scunthorpe.

87:59

Effort from just outside the area by Daniel Ward goes over the target.

87:12

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, save made by Sam Slocombe.

86:32

Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Clarke. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

86:04

The offside flag is raised against Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

85:17

Gary Roberts takes the outswinging corner, Bobby Grant manages to make a clearance.

85:03

The ball is swung over by Gary Roberts, Daniel Ward takes a shot. David Mirfin gets a block in.

83:52

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

82:54

The ball is swung over by Daniel Ward. The official flags Peter Clarke offside. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

82:16

Jimmy Ryan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Daniel Ward crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Cliff Byrne manages to make a clearance.

81:49 Booking

Booking The referee books Daniel Ward for dissent.

81:04

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts.

79:47

Cliff Byrne makes a clearance.

79:47 Substitution

Substitution Chris Atkinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anton Robinson.

79:47

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Ward,

78:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Ward. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

77:39 Booking

Booking Sean Morrison receives a caution.

77:04

Robbie Gibbons takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett. Bobby Grant takes a shot.

75:34

Centre by Lee Novak.

75:10

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Rhodes. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

74:55

Scott Arfield takes a shot.

74:41

Gary Roberts produces a cross.

73:38

The referee blows for offside. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

72:56

Daniel Ward delivers a inswinging corner to centre.

72:33

Andy Barcham takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Hunt.

69:44

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

67:06

Unfair challenge on Jamie Reckord by Scott Arfield results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

66:16

Shot by Jimmy Ryan from deep inside the penalty area hits the post.

62:42

Jimmy Ryan sends in a cross.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Daniel Ward coming on for Diego Arismendi.

61:24

The offside flag is raised against Bobby Grant. Ian Bennett takes the indirect free kick.

60:55

Unfair challenge on Paul Reid by Anton Robinson results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

59:42

Effort from inside the area by Jordan Rhodes misses to the right of the goal.

54:05

Lee Novak takes a shot. Blocked by David Mirfin.

50:50

The official flags Lee Novak offside. Jamie Reckord restarts play with the free kick.

48:42

Jack Hunt fouled by Andy Barcham, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

47:22

Bobby Grant is caught offside. Free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

46:47

Foul by Calum Woods on Mark Duffy, free kick awarded. Robbie Gibbons takes the free kick.

46:17

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts, Jimmy Ryan manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:04

The ball is delivered by Cliff Byrne.

44:19

Mark Duffy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

43:26

Corner taken by Robbie Gibbons,

42:20

Shot by Jack Hunt from outside the box goes over the target.

41:29

Anton Robinson fouled by Mark Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Calum Woods.

41:10

Lee Novak takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

40:00

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Ryan by Anton Robinson results in a free kick. Sam Togwell restarts play with the free kick.

39:23

David Mirfin fouled by Jordan Rhodes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

37:21

Centre by Andy Barcham, Ian Bennett makes a save.

36:36

Free kick crossed by Robbie Gibbons.

36:36 Booking

Booking Diego Arismendi goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

36:12

Diego Arismendi challenges Mark Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Arfield on Bobby Grant. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robbie Gibbons, Diego Arismendi makes a clearance.

34:01

Bobby Grant has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

33:07

Foul by Jack Hunt on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Jamie Reckord restarts play with the free kick.

31:59

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

31:20

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts, clearance by Paul Reid.

28:10

Centre by Mark Duffy.

25:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne by Diego Arismendi. Bobby Grant fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

24:42

Andy Barcham delivers the ball, blocked by Jack Hunt. Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Gibbons, clearance made by Diego Arismendi.

23:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Hunt on Andy Barcham. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Reckord.

21:57

Scott Arfield fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Calum Woods restarts play with the free kick.

21:32

Bobby Grant produces a cross, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

20:32

Gary Roberts crosses the ball, save by Sam Slocombe.

20:05

Gary Roberts takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

19:56

A cross is delivered by Jack Hunt, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

18:43

Foul by Mark Duffy on Peter Clarke, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

18:03

The ball is sent over by Gary Roberts, Jordan Rhodes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:27

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

14:05

The offside flag is raised against Lee Novak. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

12:14

Lee Novak crosses the ball.

10:27

Corner taken by Robbie Gibbons, David Mirfin has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

10:08

Robbie Gibbons takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.

7:43

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, save by Ian Bennett.

7:17

Anton Robinson takes a shot. David Mirfin gets a block in.

4:17

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner.

2:53

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

2:42

Scott Arfield delivers the ball, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

2:04

Unfair challenge on Diego Arismendi by Robbie Gibbons results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

0:35

Centre by Andy Barcham, blocked by Sean Morrison.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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