Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury was left to rue "two dropped points" after a late Huddersfield equaliser denied his team all three points in a 1-1 draw.
Michael Symes' 74th-minute goal looked like winning the top-of-the-table clash for the Cherries, but substitute Danny Cadamarteri struck with a minute remaining to rescue a point for the Terriers.
"We deserved to win it," said Bradbury. "They had only one shot on target in the entire game and we missed our chances, though goalkeeper Ian Bennett was absolutely brilliant in making a string of fine saves.
He added: "Another day we could have won 2-0 or 3-0. It feels like two points dropped but we've got oceans of character in the squad and if we perform for the rest of the season like we did here then we'll be okay.
"Lee Clark (Huddersfield manager) said afterwards that we battered them and that's a testament to the lads. The desire we showed was there for everyone to see.
"I didn't see their equaliser coming but, to be fair, I thought we defended well right from the front to the back."
Clark said: "Our goalkeeper Ian Bennett has had an outstanding game and showed why we've just given him an extension to his contract.
"He made two fine first half saves and in the second pulled off a terrific fingertip save from a free-kick. He's a fantastic goalkeeper and a great character around the dressing room.
"We didn't play particularly well in all aspects of our game. Our passing was average at best. But, when you play poorly away from home and still pick up a point, you've got to be pleased.
"It was a good move for the equalising goal, one of the few opportunities we got to pass the ball and Danny took his goal very well."
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