FULL-TIME: Huddersfield Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Matchwinner Joe Mason

Matchwinner Joe Mason

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , sports writer

A SUPERB stoppage-time volley from substitute Joe Mason snatched all three points for Wanderers at Huddersfield.

The Cardiff loan man came on for the last 20 minutes and found space to fire home from Chung-Yong Lee’s corner in the 92nd minute at the John Smith’s Stadium.

It sent 2,300 travelling fans delirious behind the goal and Wanderers up to 15th in the Championship.

The unchanged hosts enjoyed more possession in the first half though they did not work Adam Bogdan hard.

Both sides were denied by the woodwork in an open first period.

First to go close was Huddersfield’s Danny Ward who fired a rasping effort from distance against the angle of bar and post and behind on 11 minutes.

Four minutes later and a flowing Wanderers move started by Lukas Jutkiewicz ended with a low cross from the right by Alan Hutton which found Chung-Yong Lee in space 10 yards out but his side-footer came back off the base of the post.

Jay Spearing was the Whites hero on 24 minutes when he cleared an Oscar Gobern header from a corner off the line guarding the post.

Jutkiewicz caused problems for the hosts but Wanderers could not find a breakthrough.

After the break, the Whites started brightly but could not find enough to test Alex Smithies.

At the other end, though Adam Bogdan pulled off two fine saves to deny Danny Ward.

It looked to be edging to a goalless draw when another substitute Jermaine Beckford could not capitalise on a Smithies slip late on.

But Mason had other ideas and his fine finish won the Roses clash.

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