Huddersfield sealed fourth place in League One to set up a play-off clash with MK Dons after a comfortable victory over Yeovil.

Striker Lee Novak delicately glanced a header into the bottom corner of the net on the stroke of half-time for his third goal in as many games.

Yeovil responded, with home keeper Ian Bennett making a brilliant double save.

Danny Ward added a second goal with a solo run before placing a neat finish into the bottom right corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I wasn't too concerned about where we finished, all I wanted was to win the game today and finish on a positive note.

"I'm delighted we won the game, I'm not too bothered about what happened at MK Dons, but obviously now we've got the second leg at home which some people say is an advantage, sometimes it isn't.

"I've always rated Danny Ward highly, and you can keep telling players they've got certain qualities.

"But they've got to believe that they can do these things and the best players in the world are those that achieve the targets they set every time they go onto a football pitch."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"You're always disappointed when you lose a game and you don't score a goal.

"But in the past six months since I've been here, the boys have given us everything.

"We have to work hard in the summer and that's what these games prove.

"We have six or seven out there who have proved themselves at this level but we also have four or five that can't."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Huddersfield

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 05 P Clarke
  • 15 Morrison
  • 32 Hunt (T Clarke - 80' )
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Johnson Booked (Robinson - 74' )
  • 16 Arfield
  • 18 Miller
  • 21 Novak (Rhodes - 73' )
  • 27 Higginbotham

Substitutes

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 T Clarke
  • 07 Roberts
  • 22 Robinson
  • 17 Rhodes

Yeovil

  • 01 Walker
  • 02 Ayling
  • 04 Ngala Booked
  • 05 Huntington
  • 17 Grounds
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 D'Ath (Williams - 45' )
  • 07 A Williams
  • 16 Franks
  • 18 Agard (Morris - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Stewart
  • 19 Haynes-Brown
  • 36 Brundle
  • 10 Williams
  • 15 Morris
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 13,520

Match Stats

Shots

15 5

On target

7 2

Corners

11 2

Fouls

11 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

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

90:00 +2:15

Daniel Ward decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +1:51

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

87:59

Scott Arfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Williams, clearance made by Peter Clarke.

85:37

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

85:23

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Luke Ayling gets a block in.

83:44

Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Calum Woods results in a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

81:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Williams on Peter Clarke. Direct free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

79:39

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

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Agard goes off and Josh Morris comes on.

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Tom Clarke comes on in place of Jack Hunt.

77:47

Unfair challenge on Anton Robinson by Edward Upson results in a free kick. Anton Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

76:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Miller on Edward Upson. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

75:04

Tommy Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

72:52 Substitution

Substitution Anton Robinson replaces Damien Johnson.

72:52 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Jordan Rhodes coming on for Lee Novak.

71:27

Assist on the goal came from Damien Johnson.

71:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Ward - Huddersfld 2 - 0 Yeovil Daniel Ward gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 2-0 Yeovil.

70:18

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Bennett by Kieran Agard. Free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

67:33

Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

65:29

Foul by Peter Clarke on Kieran Agard, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gavin Williams.

63:49

The referee blows for offside against Lee Novak. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

62:13

Andrew Williams is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

58:36

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, Sean Morrison takes a shot. Clearance made by Luke Ayling.

58:23

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Huntington.

57:47

Effort from outside the box by Jack Hunt goes wide right of the target.

56:43

Effort from inside the area by Kieran Agard misses to the right of the target.

52:04

The offside flag is raised against Lee Novak. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

50:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Novak. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

48:58

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Sean Morrison produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

47:56

Kallum Higginbotham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

47:30

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the left by-line, save by Ian Bennett.

47:17

Jonathan Franks takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

47:03

Andrew Williams takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.

46:06

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

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

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

45:00 +1:54

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:54 Substitution

Substitution Lawson D'Ath goes off and Gavin Williams comes on.

45:00 +1:38

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.

44:05

The assist for the goal came from Jack Hunt.

44:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Novak - Huddersfld 1 - 0 Yeovil Lee Novak grabs a headed goal from close in. Huddersfield 1-0 Yeovil.

41:45

Daniel Ward takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

39:46

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

36:55

Effort from outside the box by Lee Novak goes wide right of the target.

35:08

Foul by Calum Woods on Andrew Williams, free kick awarded. Luke Ayling delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Calum Woods makes a clearance.

34:38

Centre by Jack Hunt.

33:31

Daniel Ward takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

32:04

Peter Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Agard. Edward Upson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

30:31

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, save by Sam Walker.

29:54

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward, save made by Sam Walker.

28:58

Edward Upson fouled by Tommy Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

25:32

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

24:27

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Arfield goes over the bar.

21:51

Centre by Calum Woods.

21:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Huntington on Sean Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

20:18

Calum Woods challenges Kieran Agard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.

16:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Novak. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

16:13

Scott Arfield produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

12:43

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, clearance by Paul Huntington.

9:35

Jonathan Grounds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Hunt. Daniel Ward delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

8:45 Booking

Booking Booking for Bondz N'Gala for unsporting behaviour.

6:59

Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

5:28

Jonathan Franks has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

5:00

Damien Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominic Blizzard. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Ayling, clearance made by Peter Clarke.

2:34

Damien Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Franks. Edward Upson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:34 Booking

Booking Damien Johnson is shown a yellow card.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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