Promotion only show in Town for Hoyle this time

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January 1 Huddersfield let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 at Carlisle to slip from third to sixth, James Chester (now of Hull City) netting the equaliser for the Cumbrians eight minutes from time.

February 8 Town miss out on a place at Wembley in the JPT despite beating Carlisle 3-0 in the Northern Area final second leg, the Cumbrians going through 4-3 on aggregate.

March 8 Antony Pilkington breaks his leg as Rochdale are beaten 2-1. Clark responds by bringing in Danny Ward on loan from Bolton as cover.

April 30 A 3-2 win at champions Brighton – the club’s 11th in 13 games – keeps Town’s automatic promotion hopes alive only for Saints to clinch second place by beating Plymouth, condemning Clark’s side to the play-offs for a second consecutive year.

May 18 On a dramatic night, Town hold their nerve in a penalty shoot-out to knock out Bournemouth after the two-legged tie had ended 4-4 on aggregate.

May 29 Dreams of promotion die as Peterborough United claim a 3-0 victory in the League One play-off final at Old Trafford.

August 16 A goalless draw at Hartlepool sees a section of fans turn on manager Lee Clark, chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ being the response to his substitutions.

November 19 Two goals from Jordan Rhodes earns a 2-1 win over Notts County, meaning Town set a new Football League record of 43 games unbeaten in a regular season.

November 28 The long run, which stretches back to December 28, 2010 after a 4-0 loss at Southampton, finally ends as leaders Charlton condemn Town to a 2-0 away defeat.

December 17 Four goals from Jordan Rhodes ensure the Terriers claim a point from a thrilling 4-4 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

December 30 Carlisle travel to the Galpharm for the final game of 2011 as Town go in search for a win that will take them to 100 points for the year.