Huddersfield Town secured a vital victory at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship. Aaron Rowe opened the scoring after being gifted the ball through a mistake from the Forest defence. He found himself clean through as he slotted the finish into the bottom left hand corner of the net.
Juninho Bacuna's wonder strike would complete the victory, giving the Terriers an important three points in securing their survival in the second tier of english football. Danny Ward with the assist this time as Bacuna left fly with his right foot, a rocket from outside the box, the ball smashing into the back of the net.
Forest started the game the better, a good stop from Ryan Schofield keeping out Filip Krovinovic's effort from inside the area. Town grew into the game as Jonathan Hogg flicked wide, meeting Duane Holmes free kick but unable to guide his header on target. Brice Samba was decent in goal for the hosts in the first half denying Rowe at his near post, the keeper doing excellently to stop Lewis O'Brien's cross finding Fraizer Campbell.
Following a much needed three points, the Terriers manager spoke to the press and gave his thoughts on the performance at the City Ground.
Corberan was pleased with the organisation of the back line
"That was a very necessary win, we know how important those three points are for us. We defended very strongly and had opportunities on the counter attack, using one with Bacuna's goal. Our level of commitment and spirit was high."
On the team performance today including Aaron Rowe's wonderful individual performance
"When the games are tight, it is so important to promote the mistakes of the opponent. That is exactly what Aaron Rowe did today. It wasn't about individuals today though it was a game for the whole team."
He knows the value of these three points but the players must not get complacent
"This was very crucial. We know we need points. We are still in the battle and need to add more points. What brought us this win is more confidence in ourselves. This is how we have to compete in the final four games. We will find the right balance between recovery, to manage fatigue and preparation."
Huddersfield have play-off pushing Barnsley up next in midweek on home territory at the John Smith's Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship, with Blackburn Rovers away next weekend on April 24th at Ewood Park.
Town are now 18th, eight points separate themselves and the drop zone. The Terriers will be looking to keep up such performances and results if they are to maintain safety as soon as possible in the Sky Bet Championship to secure their status in the second tier of english football for another season.