March started so well with Town stretching their unbeaten run to 17 matches and Carlos Corberan collecting the Manager of the Month Award.

Town bobbed around the second automatic promotion spot and there was universal praise from the wider football world on what Corberan had achieved on a shoestring.

The international break curtailed the month and Town went into it on a slump, crashing to successive defeats – and a morale-sapping one against automatic promotion rivals Bournemouth in front of a big crowd on a sunny day at the John Smith’s Stadium.

March was topsy-turvy, for sure. It’s been an unbelievable rise this season and a bump back down to earth was inevitable at some point. 

Despite this setback we can be proud of the lads’ efforts and should continue to give them our tremendous support until the end of the season whether we make it to the play-offs or not.

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Off the pitch nothing much has changed with the ratification of Dean Hoyle retaking full control of the club still in the hands of the EFL. 

Let’s talk about things on the pitch and the month started off with a cracker as we defeated those pesky Posh from Peterborough 3-0.

Defender Tom Lees scored two goals and was still wearing his Terry Butcher-style bandage from a nasty cut to his head he’d picked up a few games before. With Lees releasing his inner Butch we were never going to lose that one.

Tom Lees or is it Terry Butcher?

It was then a trip to the tricky trees and Nottingham Forest on a Monday night in the 5th round of the FA Cup. 

The cup was a bit of a distraction. Corberan had made changes and decided to go with no recognised strikers. Despite taking the lead a fired up Forest hit back and went through to face Liverpool in round six. 

Town then made the trip to West Brom looking to put the Forest defeat behind them. The Terriers largely did that and went 2-0 up.

It wasn’t until the last 10 minutes when West Brom mustered some fight. The Baggies were given one of the most ridiculous penalties you are ever likely to see.

That spot kick was tucked away by Karlan Grant, the former Town player. With that goal rocking the Terriers’ world, Huddersfield then conceded another just a minute later scored by the evergreen Andy Carroll. 

That late equaliser was a painful one to take and certainly made Town fans nervous going into our next fixture which was against Millwall. 

According to the referee this was a penalty to West Brom

It’s never easy going into the Lions’ Den and it was certainly Millwall who had the bigger bite as Town went down 2-0, in what was a dismal performance in the capital. Another former Town man, now plying his trade with Millwall – striker Benik Afobe – tucked the goals away on the night. 

Town headed into the exciting clash with second-placed Bournemouth looking to bounce back. The Cherries were on a wobble themselves having dropped points at bottom club Peterborough and against a woeful Reading.

It was Town’s big chance to haul back Scott Parker’s team. However, the Cherries passed and pressed the Terriers into submission. Town were outclassed, out-thought and out-fought in what was a diabolical display in which Town lost 3-0.

The international break was a time to rest, reflect and repair. With a slim chance of grabbing second now gone the players must fight and scrap for every point to confirm their play-off spot.

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The play-off places are now so tight with Town on 63 points in fourth, that is only six points in front of 10th placed Millwall with seven games left. 

Town also have played more games than the majority of their rivals so it could be out of their hands come the end of April. 

The player of the month for me has been Tom Lees, with two tremendous goals against Peterborough. Despite a bad clearance which led to a Bournemouth goal, Lees has been consistently good across the month of March. UTT.

Tom Lees – player of the month for me