Fulham 1 Huddersfield 1: Terriers close to lift-off believes boss Powell

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell.
Huddersfield manager Chris Powell.
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HUDDERSFIELD Town were denied their first win of the season but manager Chris Powell remained upbeat.

Huddersfield took a deserved 62nd-minute lead through Nahki Wells when Harry Bunn threaded through a pass and the Bermudan did the rest by sidefooting home.

Fulham looked devoid of ideas before Cauley Woodrow struck following a goalmouth scramble deep into stoppage time.

Town chief Powell said: “I’ve got to say my players were excellent. Our positivity in the second half got us our just rewards with the goal after a stalemate in the first half.

“It was about really trying to get that second goal. Getting it would have really killed Fulham’s spirits.

“Fair play to Kit (Symons, manager) and his players, though, they kept going and even though we made some good blocks and clearances we’ve conceded an equaliser.

“It really hurts, it feels like a defeat because it would have been the perfect away performance with a clean sheet and three points.

“Three draws in a week is decent, but I’d have liked a win. It’s been a really tough week, but we’ve worked hard this week and the players have shown some really good fitness.

“We’re still three unbeaten, but a win would have really helped us moving forward. We know we’re close.”

Symons vowed to fight on after Fulham supporters called for his head as their winless run continued.

Fulham: Lonergan, Richards, Hutchinson (Bodurov 10), Burn, Voser, Cairney, Christensen, O’Hara, Kacaniklic (Woodrow 75), McCormack, Dembele. Unused substitutes: Ream, Pringle, Tunnicliffe, Kavanagh, Joronen.

Huddersfield Town: Murphy, Smith, Hudson, Lynch, Davidson, Butterfield (Dempsey 80), Whitehead, Hogg, Scannell (Miller 77), Wells (Cranie 90), Bunn. Unused substitutes: Vaughan, Wallace, Lolley, Allinson.

Referee: J Adcock (Nottinghamshire).

Man of the match: Jacob Butterfield.