Rotherham United 1 Huddersfield Town 1

Last updated : 26 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
Gary Taylor-Fletcher produced a last minute equaliser to give high
flying Huddersfield a precious point against struggling Rotherham.

Rotherham were on course for their second win under caretaker boss
Alanm Knill until the last gasp saver.

And Burton, a target for Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, could have had hat-trick before half-time.

Rotherham made a sparkling start and rocked their high flying Yorkshire rivals forcing them to defend desperately three times in the first five minutes.

And in the sixth minute Nathan Clarke cleared off the line when Michael Keane lashed a goalbound volley from 20 yards that beat keeper Paul Rachubka.

And in the eighth minute Burton grabbed the lead for Rotherham with a super strike, smashing in a fierce angled shot from 20 yards following a cleverly worked free-kick.

Burton could have claimed his second two minutes later but he headed Paul McLaren's corner just wide and when Lee Williamson did well Martin Butler saw his curling shot well saved before a McLaren corner almost gave Rotherham a second but Colin Murdock's header was high.

Burton was again the danger man after 24 minutes when he controlled cleverly on his chest before shooting that the keeper hung onto. And it was Burton again who came close twice more before the break.

He raced through and met a low cross with a first time shot that he scooped over and then crashed McLaren's corner straight at the keeper.

Huddersfield failed to create a single effort until the 38th minute when Danny Adams hit a 20-yard free-kick over. Then Andy Booth saw a header deflected wide and Neil Cutler had to save with his legs from a Clarke header

And in the last minute Adnan Ahmed's shot was saved and Taylor-Fletcher rammed in the rebound.