chesterfield were undone by master goalscorer Jordan Rhodes at the Galpharm Stadium as the League One hotshot scored the only goal of the match.
Rhodes struck after 34 minutes, latching onto a pass from his creator-in-chief Gary Roberts to give the Terriers the lead.
The Spireites battled hard to pinch a point but despite the introduction of Craig Westcarr on 75 minutes they were unable to get past Iain Bennett with their solitary shot on target.
Huddersfield: Bennett, Naysmith, Kay, Hunt, Bruce, Roberts, Gobern, Miller, McDermott, Rhodes, Novak. Subs: Colgan, T Clarke, Arfield, Lee, Parkin.
Chesterfield: Lee, Trotman, Robertson, Smith, Allott, Whitaker, Mendy, Morgan, Bowery, Talbot, Obadeyi. Subs: Fleming, Downes, Griffiths, Mattis, Westcarr.
For full match report and analysis see The Star, Tuesday December 27.