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Terriers denied by resilient Robins: Match Review

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Huddersfield were denied a winner three times in stoppage time as battling Swindon held on for a goalless draw.

The Terriers twice saw shots cleared off the line and also saw striker Alan Lee hit the crossbar.

Substitute Lee rattled the woodwork in the second minute of stoppage time from a Kevin Kilbane cross. Seconds later Peter Clarke had an effort hacked off the line in a goalmouth scramble and right at the death Swindon's David Prutton earned a point for the visitors by clearing Jamie McCombe's header.

Striker Jordan Rhodes also hit the bar with a header in the first half as Huddersfield equalled an 86-year-old club record.

A draw extends Town's unbeaten run to 17 League games, matching a record set in 1925.

Swindon though nearly won it themselves when Matt Ritchie hit the post from Calvin Andrew's pull back.

Swindon defended stoutly throughout. Jonathan Douglas cleared a Clarke header off the line on 29 minutes while Andy Frampton twice made goal-saving tackles to deny Scott Arfield and Gary Roberts.

Roberts was also denied when Swindon keeper David Lucas brilliantly tipped his stinging 20-yard drive away.

Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies, largely a spectator throughout, stayed alert to tip over the bar a curling free kick from Alan Sheehan.

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