Match report: Huddersfield Giants 29-28 Castleford Tigers
In a nutshell
A Danny Brough drop-goal was all that separated the sides.
How it unfolded
12’ – Michael Shenton opens the scoring thanks to a Grant Millington offload. The former St Helens centre fends off Leroy Cudjoe to cross the whitewash. Marc Sneyd adds the conversion: 0-6
14’ – Justin Carney – one of Super League’s most exciting wingers – scores a superb individual try, breaking through the first line of defence and racing through acres of open space. Sneyd adds the extras: 0-12
29’ – Joe Wardle gets one back for Huddersfield Giants. Danny Brough adds the extras: 6-12
36’ – Leroy Cudjoe gets a vital try late in the first half that, alongside another Brough conversion, levels the scores: 12-12
40’ – Danny Brough misses a penalty goal from 43m out.
42’ – Jermaine McGillvary goes over in the corner to give the Giants the perfect start to the second half. Brough misses the conversion, though: 16-12
45’ – Kirk Dixon equalises for the Tigers after catching a Marc Sneyd high kick. Sneyd misses the conversion: 16-16
51’ – Scott Grix pushes the home side in front again, with Brough adding the extras: 22-16
56’ – Danny Brough kicks a 40/20.
57’ – The Giants score again through Aaron Murphy. Brough, instrumental in the try, kicks the conversion: 28-16
66’ – Jake Webster, back to fitness following a long lay-off, shows his pace to leave Scott Grix in his dust. Sneyd adds the extras: 28-22
73’ – Daryl Clark chases down his own kick to go over. Sneyd adds the extras to tie the scores: 28-28
75’ – Danny Brough lands a drop-goal: 29-28
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