An 80th minute winner from substitute Anton Robinson extended Huddersfield Town's long unbeaten record as they pipped Yeovil by one goal to nil at Huish Park this afternoon.
Robinson's goal, which arrived with a fortuitous air to it, was a harsh reprise for the Glovers who hit the crossbar either side of the goal and were well worth at least a share of the spoils in a game played in windy, overcast conditions.
Lee Clark's men are now 41 games unbeaten and remain in second place while Yeovil stay at the bottom a point adrift of 23rd place Wycombe Wanderers.
After being forced into multiple changes through injury and suspension recently, Glovers boss Terry Skiverton made just one alteration to the team that drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient in the week. Max Ehmer's fifth booking earned him a one game rest so Luke Ayling came back in at right full-back.
The first half an hour of the game was pretty much a non-event with both sides taking time to adjust to the zippy surface and a swirling wind that blew first one way then the next. League One hot shot Jordan Rhodes, who came to Huish Park with nine goals in his last four games, had his side's only effort on goal but fired well wide.
The Glovers continued to match their illustrious opponents for endeavour but in a chanceless first half, had only two openings to show for it. First Kieran Agard had a shot blocked after Town broke three on three with the away defence then Marek Stech, of all people, launched a huge clearance that almost caught out opposite number Ian Bennett but the ball bounced over Bennett's bar.
Stech then excelled himself at the usual end when he tipped Rhodes' header over the bar right on half time.
The second half began with the Terriers attacking from the first whistle; evidence perhaps of a flea in their ears from the manager during the interval. Alan Lee, unusually quiet, sent a header wide and his half got no better with a booking for dissent on 54 minutes and a place on the bench six minutes later, replaced by Lee Novak.
Gary Roberts, one of the division's most influential midfielders, had come on for Danny Ward at half time and he tested Stech with a wickedly swerving free kick but within three minutes, Yeovil had a shot of their own when Nathan Jones quick thinking by taking a throw in short to Ed Upson set the latter up for a volley that whistled narrowly wide and into the side netting.
The pair then combined for a close shout on 66 minutes. Upson slipped a free kick to Jones who burst forward and slung in a dangerous low cross that no Yeovil attacker ran on to.
Five minutes later and the Glovers were even closer to opening the scoring. Upson swung in a free kick that ended up with Darren Purse at the back post; his ball back in was met by Dominic Blizzard whose shot thumped against the crossbar with Bennett helpless and Upson lashed the second chance wide.
Town were buzzing now and the goal almost came against the run of play when it arrived. Scott Arfield curled a shot towards the goal which Stech parried out into the body of a Huddersfield attacker. The ball then landed at the feet of sub Anton Robinson who finished neatly.
Two minutes later and the Huddersfield woodwork was quivering again. Luke Ayling fed Gavin Massey down the right and his pull back was met by Oli Johnson who sent his shot against the bar.
Huddersfield pressed for a second until stoppage time when they ran the ball into the corners and both Bondz N'Gala and Upson were booked for dissent as the time ticked down to another home defeat, the sixth of the season.