Huddersfield defender Joel Lynch came agonisingly close to claiming all three points late on as the Terriers and Doncaster played out a goalless draw.

Lynch saw his close-range effort hit the angle of post and crossbar before bouncing up and striking the bar again, after being set up by Adam Clayton.

Doncaster's Chris Brown had an early effort cleared off the line.

The striker also headed wide as Huddersfield remained unbeaten at the John Smith's Stadium since March.

Doncaster, who are unbeaten in six games against Town, should have been in front at the break after a commanding first-half display.

Former Huddersfield striker Theo Robinson, David Cotterill and Brown all went close, with the home side limited to a James Vaughan penalty appeal before the interval.

Home substitute Jonathan Stead forced Ross Turnbull into a good save just moments after coming on in the second half and later set up the unmarked Jonathan Hogg, who somehow blazed over.

Brown went close for Doncaster on 82 minutes before Lynch's effort nearly secured victory for the hosts two minutes from time.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"I was disappointed at half-time because I thought we could have had a couple of goals.

"We created chance after chance but couldn't put one away. Overall I am reasonably pleased because we saw a reaction from the players and we were solid.

"A clean sheet is a positive and a point is a positive too. Huddersfield is a difficult place to come and they were always going to put us under pressure in the second half."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"They were unfortunate not to be at least a goal up in the first half and we were a lot better in the second half.

"In all honesty I can't remember them having a clear-cut chance in the second half. A clean sheet is good and a point is a fair result.

"We want to be better but it's still early days in our season. We created a number of good chances and on another day they would have gone in."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 05 Clarke
  • 33 Lynch
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 02 Woods
  • 04 Norwood (Scannell - 56' )
  • 06 Hogg
  • 08 Clayton
  • 12 Hammill Booked (Ward - 82' )
  • 09 Vaughan Booked
  • 17 Paterson (Stead - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 25 Carroll
  • 10 Gobern
  • 07 Scannell
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Stead
  • 26 Carr

Doncaster

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 32 Wabara
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 18 Keegan
  • 19 Wellens Booked
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 09 Brown
  • 22 Robinson

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 02 Quinn
  • 12 McCullough
  • 04 Furman
  • 07 Duffy
  • 23 Bennett
  • 08 Paynter
Ref: Tierney
Att: 13,102

Match Stats

Shots

14 23

On target

6 4

Corners

3 7

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:54

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

90:00 +1:46

Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:08

Adam Clayton has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

90:00 +1:03

Reece Wabara manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:23

Reece Wabara crosses the ball.

90:00 +0:03

Clearance by Rob Jones.

90:00 +0:01

Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.

88:31

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

87:40

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

87:32

Joel Lynch takes a shot and hits the bar.

87:13

A cross is delivered by Daniel Ward.

86:37

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

86:13

Header at goal by Chris Brown misses left of the target.

86:05

The ball is sent over by David Cotterill.

84:09

Joel Lynch makes a clearance.

84:07

A cross is delivered by James Husband.

83:06

Corner taken by Adam Clayton.

82:51

Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

82:42

The ball is swung over by Sean Scannell.

82:05

Clearance made by Bongani Khumalo.

81:42 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Daniel Ward coming on for Adam Hammill.

81:12

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

80:35

Jon Stead takes a shot. Ross Turnbull blocks the ball.

79:46

Header by Chris Brown misses to the right of the target.

79:37

James Husband has an effort at goal. Calum Woods gets a block in.

79:20

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

79:18

Centre by Reece Wabara.

77:41

Shot by Jonathan Hogg cleared the net.

77:36

Clearance by Rob Jones.

77:31

Adam Hammill takes the free kick.

76:57

Richie Wellens is penalised for a handball.

76:33

Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

76:00

Clearance made by Bongani Khumalo.

75:23

Clearance by Sean Scannell.

74:54

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

73:35

Clearance made by Reece Wabara.

72:49

Clearance made by James Husband.

72:43

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Paul Keegan gets a block in.

71:47

Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

71:24

Reece Wabara takes the free kick.

71:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Scannell on Reece Wabara.

70:32

Shot by Paul Keegan missed to the right of the net.

69:51

Clearance made by Adam Clayton.

69:28

Joel Lynch makes a clearance.

69:08

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

69:01

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

68:34

Adam Hammill challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:05

Clearance made by Calum Woods.

67:52

Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line.

67:21

James Vaughan takes a shot. A parry by Ross Turnbull prevents the goal.

67:09

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

66:40

Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

66:16

Paul Keegan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

65:18

James Coppinger produces a cross.

64:33

Clearance made by Reece Wabara.

64:32

The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill.

62:10

Adam Hammill takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

61:51

Paul Keegan takes a shot. Alex Smithies catches the ball.

61:38

Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

61:36

Unfair challenge on James Husband by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick.

61:25

James Vaughan takes a shot. Parried by Ross Turnbull back into danger.

60:37

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

60:03

Shot by Jonathan Hogg cleared the crossbar.

59:41

Adam Clayton takes the free kick.

59:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Keegan on Jon Stead.

58:54

Paul Keegan makes a clearance.

58:45

Clearance by Rob Jones.

58:06

The ball is crossed by Sean Scannell.

57:38

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

57:07

Shot by Richie Wellens missed to the right of the net.

56:35

Jon Stead takes a shot. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

56:19

Reece Wabara manages to make a clearance.

55:25

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

55:07 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Norwood goes off and Sean Scannell comes on.

54:50

The official flags James Vaughan offside.

54:06

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Cotterill.

53:00

Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

52:52

Oliver Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens.

52:49

Clearance made by Rob Jones.

52:17

Paul Keegan takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

52:14

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

52:04

Clearance made by Calum Woods.

51:57

Corner taken by David Cotterill.

51:39

Calum Woods makes a clearance.

51:09

Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.

50:47

Chris Brown manages to make a clearance.

50:43

Adam Hammill restarts play with the free kick.

50:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Jon Stead.

49:59

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

49:36

Chris Brown is caught offside.

49:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Jonathan Hogg.

49:22

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

49:09

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

48:11

Rob Jones makes a clearance.

48:06

The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill.

47:29

Clearance by Peter Clarke.

47:28

Clearance made by Calum Woods.

47:13

Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

47:02

Peter Clarke challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46:54

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

46:24

The offside flag is raised against Peter Clarke.

45:57

Foul by Rob Jones on James Vaughan, free kick awarded.

45:06

Clearance by Peter Clarke.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jon Stead replaces Martin Paterson.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

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

45:00 +1:54

Richie Wellens takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

45:00 +1:52

James Vaughan makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:15

Martin Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger.

45:00 +0:54

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

45:00 +0:49

Ross Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:12

The offside flag is raised against Joel Lynch.

44:47 Booking

Booking

44:47

Booking for Richie Wellens for unsporting behaviour.

44:42

Adam Hammill fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick.

44:34

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

44:01

Reece Wabara makes a clearance.

43:36

Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

42:58 Booking

Booking

42:58

James Vaughan is shown a yellow card.

42:35

Paul Keegan challenges Alex Smithies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:34

David Cotterill takes a shot. James Coppinger gets a header at goal. Blocked by Joel Lynch. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

39:53

Rob Jones takes the free kick.

39:21

The referee blows for offside.

39:18

Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.

37:07

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

36:33

Bongani Khumalo manages to make a clearance.

36:05

Header by Chris Brown goes over the bar.

35:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Cotterill.

35:33

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Cotterill. A parry by Alex Smithies prevents the goal.

34:22

Peter Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Husband.

33:16

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

32:53

Clearance made by Rob Jones.

32:20

Clearance made by Rob Jones.

32:14

Foul by Martin Paterson on James Husband, free kick awarded.

32:09

Free kick taken by James Husband.

31:16

Martin Paterson delivers the ball.

30:49

Clearance made by Bongani Khumalo.

30:05

Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

29:31

Peter Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger.

29:11

Header by James Vaughan misses to the right of the target.

28:44

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

28:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard by Rob Jones.

28:26

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line.

28:07

Theo Robinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

27:41

Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

27:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Peter Clarke.

27:25

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

26:19

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

25:23

David Cotterill takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

24:03

Shot by James Vaughan. Ross Turnbull blocks the ball.

23:51

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

23:41

Clearance made by Adam Hammill.

22:47

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill.

22:29

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the .

22:04

Chris Brown has an effort at goal. Chris Brown has an effort at goal. Blocked by James Vaughan. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

21:46

Free kick taken by James Husband.

21:27

Adam Hammill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

21:27 Booking

Booking

21:18

Adam Hammill challenges Theo Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:06

Clearance by Peter Clarke.

19:30

Paul Keegan manages to make a clearance.

19:13

Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line.

18:24

Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

17:21

Reece Wabara fouled by Adam Hammill, the ref awards a free kick.

16:23

Oliver Norwood produces a cross.

16:09

Free kick taken by Adam Hammill.

15:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by Reece Wabara.

14:48

Shot by Richie Wellens cleared the crossbar.

14:36

Short corner worked by David Cotterill.

14:28

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

14:06

Clearance made by Joel Lynch.

13:59

Chris Brown has an effort at goal. Adam Clayton gets a block in.

13:53

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line.

13:32

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

13:19

Free kick taken by David Cotterill.

13:02

Richie Wellens fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick.

12:15

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

11:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Theo Robinson.

11:25

James Coppinger takes a shot and cleared the net.

11:07

Bongani Khumalo makes a clearance.

10:27

Header by James Vaughan goes harmlessly over the bar.

10:17

Oliver Norwood restarts play with the free kick.

10:08

Martin Paterson fouled by Bongani Khumalo, the ref awards a free kick.

9:43

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill.

9:40

Clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

9:27

Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

9:20

Unfair challenge on Alex Smithies by Theo Robinson results in a free kick.

9:09

Headed chance falls to Chris Brown. A parry by Alex Smithies prevents the goal.

8:56

David Cotterill sends in a cross.

8:47

Clearance by Richie Wellens.

7:52

Adam Hammill crosses the ball.

7:41

Clearance made by Rob Jones.

7:40

Calum Woods crosses the ball.

7:27

Free kick taken by Peter Clarke.

7:11

Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

7:01

Chris Brown makes a clearance.

5:55

Alex Smithies manages to make a clearance.

5:02

Shot by David Cotterill. Alex Smithies safely holds on.

4:25

Free kick taken by Reece Wabara.

4:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Martin Paterson.

4:12

Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

4:00

Foul by Adam Hammill on Reece Wabara, free kick awarded.

3:32

Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

3:26

Free kick taken by Ross Turnbull.

3:00

The offside flag is raised against James Vaughan.

2:59

Clearance made by Paul Keegan.

2:51

Clearance by Reece Wabara.

2:48

The ball is sent over by Calum Woods.

1:46

Peter Clarke has a headed effort at goal. Ross Turnbull makes a block.

1:40

Adam Hammill restarts play with the free kick.

0:54

James Husband concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Paterson.

0:20

Theo Robinson takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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