Wakefield Trinity 22-25 Huddersfield Giants

Sunday 20th May 2018
KO: 15:15 - Round: 15

22-25 FT

HT: 6 19

Official: J Child

Venue: St James' Park

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Ben Jones-Bishop (2), Reece Lyne, Matty Ashurst,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn (3),

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jake Mamo, Darnell McIntosh, Adam O'Brien, Aaron Murphy,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough (4),

  • Drop Goals
    Danny Brough,

Official Report / Commentary

For the second weekend running, Huddersfield beat Wakefield to move to within a point of Super League's top eight with a 25-22 win over Trinity.

After knocking Chris Chester's side out of the Challenge Cup, Chris Thorman's side picked up the valuable two points at Newcastle United's St James' Park.

Tries from Aaron Murphy, Adam O'Brien and Jake Mamo gave Huddersfield an 18-0 lead before Matty Ashurst got Wakefield on the scoreboard with Danny Brough's drop goal giving the Giants a 19-6 lead at the break.

Ben Jones-Bishop scored the first try of the second half to reduce Wakefield's deficit to 19-12, but Darnell McIntosh's try in the left hand corner restored Huddersfield's 13-point advantage with half an hour to play.

A thrilling finale was set up with Jones-Bishop's second try of the game and Reece Lyne's try with eight minutes remaining left Trinity three points adrift, but Huddersfield held on for their third successive win in all competitions.

Huddersfield interim coach Chris Thorman was delighted to win in the city where he grew up.

"It’s a nice feeling,” he said.

“I was born a mile down the road and for any Geordie to come here, in whatever sport, and win in this sporting cathedral is pretty special.

"With all the injuries we picked up, I think we’ve done as well as we could have expected.

“I’ve given five debuts to young academy products which will stand the club in good stead going forward.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester admits his side got what they deserved.

"I don’t think we deserved anything from the game." Chester said.

“We just didn’t want to do the tough stuff in the first 30 minutes. It was probably the worst I’ve seen us play in that 30 minutes.

“We probably got out-enthused by a young, energetic Huddersfield team and we need to look at the reasons.”

  • 73: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 56: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 50: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 46: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 40: Goal scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Matty Ashurst
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 23: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 18: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Adam O'Brien
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 10: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Aaron Murphy
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 4
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 1207
    Huddersfield Giants 1033

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 194
    Huddersfield Giants 152

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 308
    Huddersfield Giants 354

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 12
    Huddersfield Giants 6

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 8
    Huddersfield Giants 12

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 6
    Huddersfield Giants 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Jones-Bishop 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 12 44 3.67 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Ashurst 1 0 33 8 0 1 1 12 74 6.17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Reece Lyne 1 0 8 0 2 7 0 18 116 6.44 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 9 45 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 1 18 5 3 7 0 14 80 5.71 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 10 53 5.30 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 23 7 2 0 2 8 34 4.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 39 7 0 0 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 21 3 3 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 20 4 2 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 33 7 2 7 0 17 135 7.94 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Tyler Randell 0 0 24 6 2 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 1 8 0 7 1 4 12 49 4.08 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 19 2 1 4 2 16 112 7.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 15 110 7.33 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Bill Tupou 0 0 15 3 3 1 0 9 74 8.22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 16 105 6.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 10 61 6.10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 1 1 14 1 5 1 0 10 79 7.90 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 1 0 16 1 0 1 0 1 1 1.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 1 1 19 1 3 4 0 11 71 6.45 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 1 23 2 0 2 0 9 59 6.56 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 23 2 4 1 2 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 16 2 1 2 0 6 46 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 29 2 2 2 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 16 119 7.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 7 0 1 2 3 9 56 6.22 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 28 4 0 2 0 10 98 9.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 43 6 3 1 0 9 46 5.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 33 9 0 0 0 8 35 4.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 29 4 2 7 0 17 136 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 5 26 5.20 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 19 2 5 0 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew English 0 0 26 6 3 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties