Super League  Sunday 21st July 2013  -  Att: 5,733

Squad

Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Mullally, Blackmore, Wood.

Squad

Owen, Carney, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Hauraki, Millington, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Fleming, Davies, Channing.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Kyle Wood

Aaron Murphy

Ben Blackmore

Leroy Cudjoe

Aaron Murphy

Ben Blackmore

Danny Brough

Joe Wardle

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Justin Carney

Weller Hauraki

Rangi Chase

Daryl Clark

Justin Carney

Michael Shenton

GOAL SCORERS:

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Debutant Ben Blackmore helped Huddersfield put a bad week behind them with a first-half brace against his former club as the Giants survived a scare to go top of Super League with victory over Castleford Tigers.

The 20-year-old winger's first came on 20 minutes in the right corner from Scott Grix's final pass after Danny Brough's 40-20 kick won Huddersfield a scrum, while his second - a solo score that capped a six-try first half - arrived on the hooter and gave the Giants a 36-4 interval lead.

The hosts were 30-0 up after just half an hour, with both sides reduced to 12 men near the break after an ugly brawl.

Third-bottom Castleford threatened a comeback by scoring four converted tries in the second period, but the Giants held on.

Joe Wardle set Huddersfield on their way on 12 minutes from Aaron's Murphy's pass. Brough then weighed in with a stunning solo effort.

The Man of Steel contender, who has broken through the 250-point barrier for the season, dispossessed Adam Milner and romped 70 metres to the line.

Brough converted all eight of Huddersfield's tries and has now hit 23 goals in last four outings.

Blackmore's brace was sandwiched between fine individual scores from Murphy on 22 minutes and Leroy Cudjoe six minutes later.

Murphy sold the Castleford defence a smart dummy to break through while Cudjoe waltzed past a sleepy back-line.

Michael Shenton held off Grix on a solo charge into the right corner on 37 minutes to get the visitors off the mark. Kirk Dixon missed the conversion.

Castleford's Grant Millington and Huddersfield's Larne Patrick were then sin-binned for their roles in a bust-up near the away team's try-line.

The Tigers, who have not won at the John Smith's Stadium since a 13-6 victory in June 2009, scored twice early in the second half.

Justin Carney, a scorer in each of his last seven outings, and Daryl Clark dived over on 43 and 48 minutes respectively. Dixon twice added the extras.

An unlikely comeback looked on when Rangi Chase burst through for a solo effort in a game full of individual brilliance on 55 minutes.

Dixon again converted to leave Daryl Powell's men only 14 points down at 36-22 with 25 minutes still left to play.

Weller Hauraki reduced the deficit even further on 66 minutes, and Dixon added the extras again to leave the visitors just two scores down.

But Huddersfield clung on in a tense finale, Murphy settling their nerves with a converted touchdown three minutes from time.

Carney went over for Castleford on the hooter, but Kyle Wood and Brough had the last word for Huddersfield with an instant reply at the other end.

Match Action

  • 80m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 80m
    try

    Kyle Wood

    Huddersfield

  • 80m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 77m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 77m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 66m
    try

    Weller Hauraki

    Castleford

  • 66m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 55m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 55m
    try

    Rangi Chase

    Castleford

  • 48m
    try

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 48m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 43m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 43m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 40m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 40m
    try

    Ben Blackmore

    Huddersfield

  • 35m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Daniel Fleming

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 28m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 28m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Michael Lawrence

    Huddersfield

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 20m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 20m
    try

    Ben Blackmore

    Huddersfield

  • 15m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 15m
    try

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 12m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 12m
    try

    Joe Wardle

    Huddersfield

  • 12m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 12m
    interchange_on

    Ben Davies

    Castleford

  • 5m
    interchange_on

    Ben Davies

    Castleford

  • 5m
    interchange_off

    Jonathan Walker

    Castleford