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The John Smith's Stadium (ATT 13,438) 10th October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Huddsf'ld Huddersfield Town vs Exeter City Exeter

Huddsf'ld 4

L Novak (17)
J Rhodes (44, 49, 52)

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Exeter 0

Rhodes hat-trick steals show

Play-off hopefuls secure emphatic home win

Last Updated: 10/10/09 6:23pm

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Rhodes: 11 goals this season

Rhodes: 11 goals this season

Striker Jordan Rhodes scored a hat-trick of headers in eight devastating minutes that helped Huddersfield to a 4-0 win against Exeter.

Rhodes struck after 44, 50 and 52 minutes and has now scored 11 goals this season for a Terriers side who returned to their early-season form.

Lee Novak slammed Town in front with a crisp curling shot in the 17th minute after Michael Collins had squared Antony Kay's through ball into his path.

More goals for Town seemed likely as Peter Clarke and Rhodes both hit the crossbar in the first half, while Kay's persistence forced City goalkeeper Oscar Jansson to brilliantly tip his effort over.

Rhodes made it 2-0 with a near-post header from a Robbie Williams cross, while Anthony Pilkington and Gary Roberts supplied the crosses for the ex-Ipswich forward to complete his hat-trick.

Exeter had early chances through Stuart Fleetwood and James Dunne, but were rarely in the match once Town took the lead. City's former Town striker Marcus Stewart was given a standing ovation by the fans when he was substituted after 63 minutes.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 45 78
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Colchester United 45 49
23 Leyton Orient 45 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40

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