Danny Ward scored twice and made another two as Huddersfield romped to their first win in five games, a 5-1 thrashing of Yeovil.

The Terriers trailed early on when Yeovil's Ishmael Miller fired in from close range following a corner.

But Ward crossed for Adam Clayton to tap in, before another centre found Martin Paterson to give Town the lead.

Joel Lynch's header made it 3-1 before the break and Ward made it a convincing victory with two long-range strikes.

First, Ward cut inside from Oliver Norwood's pass and lashed in a 20-yard drive. Three minutes later, Norwood created another opening for Ward, who blasted past Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Dunn, who replaced Marek Stech at half-time.

A new high

This was the 17th meeting between Huddersfield and Yeovil, all of which have been league games. But it was the first time they met at a level as high as the Championship

Victory means that Huddersfield are now five points from the Championship play-off places, while Yeovil remain second from bottom, four points from safety.

Yeovil, who were seeking only a fifth league win, looked comfortable early on, despite the Terriers dominating possession.

And the Glovers could have been in front before Miller scored when home goalkeeper Alex Smithies made a mess of an attempted clearance. Miller was denied by a goal-saving block from Joel Lynch.

Huddersfield responded to the opener and led 3-1 at the break.

Yeovil were hit when Ed Upson had to go off in the first half with an injury, but came out strongly after the break, though they could not stem Ward's influence as Huddersfield equalled their biggest win of the season.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"We did well today and the lads deserve massive credit.

"We scored five but I think we were good value for more. We have a healthy points tally but our first target has to be 54 points, then we can see where we are.

"The players are enjoying themselves and so are the supporters. This is a healthy club but it's still early days for us."

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson:

"We were very poor in the first half and a bit weak.

"We had words at half-time and we came out and created three or four chances early in the second half but we weren't good enough to take them.

"We only have to be better than three other teams in this division, and one of them isn't Huddersfield.

"At this stage a manager looks at it and sees which players can cut it and which can't. Some big decisions have to be made. I have given the players every chance to show they are capable at Championship level.

"At 5-1 you can scream and shout but maybe it's time to make a few changes."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 Hammill
  • 03 Dixon
  • 33 Lynch
  • 15 Wallace
  • 27 Smith
  • 06 Hogg
  • 08 Clayton
  • 17 Paterson (Stead - 71' )
  • 11 Ward (Scannell - 69' )
  • 04 Norwood (Holmes - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Gobern
  • 13 Bennett
  • 14 Stead
  • 38 Holmes
  • 39 Gerrard

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech (Dunn - 45' )
  • 07 Dawson
  • 03 McAllister (Hoskins - 69' )
  • 08 Upson (Ralls - 25' )
  • 02 Ayling
  • 20 Fontaine Booked
  • 23 Grant
  • 04 Edwards
  • 27 Miller
  • 09 Hayter
  • 21 Davis

Substitutes

  • 10 Foley
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 19 Ralls
  • 24 Dunn
  • 29 Morgan
  • 31 Lundstram
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 12,946

Match Stats

Shots

29 12

On target

12 4

Corners

3 7

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1.

90:00 +3:41 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1.

90:00 +3:17

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

90:00 +1:18

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

89:28

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

87:30

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

87:14

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

87:14

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:56

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:56

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

85:36

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

83:08

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

81:49

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

81:06

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

79:05

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:05

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

77:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oliver Norwood.

75:33

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:33

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

73:26

Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:26

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

71:51

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:46

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

70:35

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:35

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

70:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Stead replaces Martin Paterson.

69:43

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

69:43

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Jamie McAllister.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Daniel Ward.

67:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 5, Yeovil Town 1. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

66:52

Attempt saved. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

64:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 4, Yeovil Town 1. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

63:27

Attempt saved. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:47

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

62:45

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

62:04

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

60:22

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

59:39

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

59:39

Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:07

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

58:21

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

58:19

Attempt saved. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Davis.

57:28

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:28

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

56:49

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

56:29

Attempt saved. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

55:45 Booking

Booking Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:35

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:35

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

54:56

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

54:35

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Smith.

53:19

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

53:01

Attempt saved. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:56

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Murray Wallace with a through ball.

51:39

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:39

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

50:17

Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:17

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Yeovil Town).

49:26

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:08

Attempt blocked. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

48:26

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

48:26

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:29

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:29

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 3, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Chris Dunn replaces Marek Stech because of an injury.

45:00 +3:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 3, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +3:13

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

45:00 +2:09

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

45:00 +2:09

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:25

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

45:00 +0:54

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

45:00 +0:02

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:02

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

42:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Yeovil Town 1. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

41:55

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

41:50

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

39:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Yeovil Town 1. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Ward with a cross.

37:36

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

35:45

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:45

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

34:33

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

33:29

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

30:32

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

30:32

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:59

Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

27:52

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

27:52

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:10

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:10

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

26:22

Foul by Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

26:22

Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:42

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Smith.

24:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls replaces Edward Upson because of an injury.

23:17

Delay in match Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

22:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Yeovil Town 1. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Ward.

21:47

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

21:28

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17:58

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

17:58

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:13

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

13:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Yeovil Town 1. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Davis with a headed pass following a corner.

12:07

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

10:47

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

7:43

Offside, Yeovil Town. James Hayter tries a through ball, but Liam Davis is caught offside.

5:27

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

4:38

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

4:25

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:20

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

3:31

Attempt missed. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a set piece situation.

2:45

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:45

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

2:00

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:00

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

1:20

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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