Huddersfield took a significant step towards Championship safety as they claimed a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Chris Hughton, who saw his side suffer familiar issues, as they failed to convert a flurry of early opportunities.
Filip Krovinovic had three chances to put Forest ahead in the first 10 minutes as the hosts made a lively start.
Alex Mighten had already fired a shot over by the time the on-loan Benfica midfielder did the same from the edge of the box.
Krovinovic was denied by a save from Ryan Schofield, who dived in bravely at his feet to smother the ball, and then saw an attempt to curl a shot into the far corner deflected wide of the upright.
Huddersfield's first threatening moment came as Fraizer Campbell attempted to connect with an unorthodox back-heel volley over his own shoulder – but he did not get enough power on it to trouble Brice Samba.
Ryan Yates floated a header onto the roof of the net, but the goal would have been chalked off for a push.
Lewis Grabban powered a volley down into the turf and wide.
Naby Sarr also came close for Huddersfield, looping a shot wide after Forest had failed to clear a corner, while Samba had to make a big save at his near post to keep out an effort from Rowe.
Huddersfield took the lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time following a bad mistake from James Garner. His stray pass sent Rowe racing through on goal and he made no mistake, driving a low shot beyond Samba and into the bottom corner.
Bacuna was not far away with a driven effort for Huddersfield shortly after the restart.
Yates attacked a header at the far post but Schofield made a simple save to keep Forest out.
There did not seem to be too much danger when substitute Danny Ward fed Bacuna, but he drove forward powerfully before hammering a spectacular 22-yard shot into the top corner to double Huddersfield's lead in the 61st minute.
A Scott McKenna header was kept out by Schofield.
Substitute Glenn Murray was inches wide with a shot hit on the turn as Forest looked to stage a late revival.