Terriers walking on unbeaten Rhodes


Jordan Rhodes netted a brace as Huddersfield Town set a new Football League record after defeating Notts County 2-1 at The Galpharm Stadium.

The win made it 43 games unbeaten for the Terriers, who sit in second place. Rhodes now has 21 goals for club and country and his second goal came four minutes after Town were reduced to ten-men. Nael Bishop scored a consolation deep into injury time for Notts County, who rarely troubled the home side.

Town, who have not lost in the league since December 2010, have broken Nottingham Forest's 33-year-old unbeaten league record set under Brian Clough.

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark was delighted with the feat, but took nothing away from the win: "The three points is most important thing, but we are also out on our own now in terms of the unbeaten run. It is a very proud day for everyone connected with the football club."

Martin Allen, Notts County manager, praised his side: "I thought we played very well. Obviously it was a big occasion. You have to say that it was a fantastic header from the young lad (Rhodes), but our players were magnificent."

In the other League One fixtures, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark to ensure Charlton went seven-points clear at the top of the league. Brentford were left rueing wasted opportunities after the London derby as their poor home form continued.

A rampant MK Dons thrashed Colchester United 5-1. The Dons have now scored 14 goals in their last three games in all competitions, conceding just two.

Despite the home side taking the lead through Matt Heath, goals from Tom Flanagan, Stephen Gleeson and Jabo Ibehre, as well as a brace from Charlie MacDonald, helped MK brush Colchester aside and continue to climb up the table into fourth place.

Ryan Lowe came off the bench to score the winner for third-placed Sheffield Wednesday as they came from behind to beat Tranmere at Prenton Park. The home side deserved to be ahead when Jose Baxter netted in the 38th minute, but they could not hold out until half time and Wednesday scored in added time through Chris Lines. Lowe scored with ten minutes to go to steal the win for the away side.

The other half of Sheffield also enjoyed a narrow victory - United overcame Carlisle after Ched Evans' shot found the roof of the net in the 21st minute. It could have been 2-0 but for Richard Creswell to miss a 70th-minute spot-kick for the home side as Carlisle struggled to create many clear-cut chances - Lee Miller came closest for the visitors.

A Robbie Simpson hat-trick helped Oldham put five past Chesterfield in a 5-2 home victory at Boundary Park.

Simpson's second goal was a perfectly placed free kick which dipped under the crossbar - Craig Westcarr's goal brought bottom of the league Chesterfield back into the game but by the time Oldham found the net twice more, with goals from Kieran Lee and Shefki Kuqi, Leon Clarke's 87th-minute goal was just a consolation for the visitors.

Hartlepool showed why they have only lost once on the road this season with an impressive 2-0 win against Scunthrope at Glanford Park. Andy Monkhouse netted in the 21st minute and Hartlepool struck again through Antony Sweeney to seal the win.

Bury excelled in a comfortable 4-2 win away from home against Walsall at the Bank's Stadium. The game was brought to life quickly when Peter Sweeney scored a 30-yard drive which found the net off of the crossbar in the 6th minute.

Walsall equalised with a 28th-minute penalty but the second half was one sided and goals from Mike James, Steven Schumacher and substitute Lenell John-Lewis put Bury three-goals up before George Bowerman's 90th-minute consolation.

Nicky Adams scored an 84th-minute winner as Rochdale recorded their first win in seven as they overcome Preston 1-0 at Deepdale. With both teams struggling with form this was a game of wasted chances in front of goal.

Marc Pugh's 23rd-minute goal proved enough to see off struggling Wycombe and secure a 1-0 away win to move Bournemouth up to 16th in the table. Stuart Beavon summed Wycombe's season up when he had the chance to equalised but blazed his penalty over the cross bar in the 34rd minute.

Lowly Yeovil Town, who are level on points with bottom-place Chesterfield, drew 2-2 in their derby against Exeter at Huish Park. After going ahead inside two minutes through Edward Upson the home side found themselves behind by the half-time whistle with Jake Taylor and John O'Flynn finding the net for the visitors. Dominic Blizzard scored in the 56th minute to ensure the points were shared.

Seventh-placed Stevenage Borough and Leyton Orient played out a goalless draw at the Matchroom Stadium. Phill Edwards come closest for Stevenage as his shot bounced back off the upright with 20 minutes to go. Chances were minimal as both defences stayed solid through out.

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