Super League  Monday 21st April 2014  The John Smith's Stadium  Att: 5,487

Squad

Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Chan, Bailey, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Wood, Kaufusi, Mullally, Johnson, Connor.

Squad

Mathers, Fox, Riley, Molloy, Sykes, Crowther, Anderson, McShane, Walshaw, Briscoe, Washbrook, Ryan, Annakin, Smith, Moore, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Raleigh.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Shaun Lunt

Jason Chan

Leroy Cudjoe

Ukuma Ta'ai

Michael Lawrence

Jodie Broughton

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jon Molloy

Lucas Walshaw

Jarrod Sammut

GOAL SCORERS:

Jarrod Sammut

Jarrod Sammut

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Huddersfield Giants rounded off a successful Easter with a 36-16 win over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to register their first home win of the First Utility Super League season.

The Wildcats played well in patches but a superb performance from full-back Jarrod Sammut could not prevent them from suffering a sixth successive defeat.

The visitors sorely missed first-choice second row pair Danny Kirmond and Ali Lauitiiti as well as centre Dean Collis, but Matty Ryan and Lucas Walshaw proved capable deputies in a losing cause.

Huddersfield, fresh from a 42-22 win at Salford Red Devils on Good Friday, were the liveliest side from the start, with prop Eorl Crabtree and winger Aaron Murphy both coming up with clean breaks inside the first four minutes.

They lacked the finishing on both occasions and needed a slice of fortune to open the scoring, with Leroy Cudjoe gratefully taking possession from Michael Lawrence's skewed kick to get winger Jodie Broughton over at the corner.

Lawrence got the Giants' next try, taking Shaun Lunt's pass close to the line, but the Wildcats demonstrated their fighting spirit to score two first-half tries.

Sammut, preferred at full-back to Richard Mathers, cut a superb line to collect Harry Siejka's pass and go over for the first before putting in a kick that bounced kindly for Walshaw to touch down.

Sammut added one goal as the visitors trailed only 12-10 after 25 minutes but they undid their good work with two errors from which Huddersfield scored tries.

Centre Joe Wardle pounced on Sammut's dropped pass to get forward Ukuma Ta'ai over after 27 minutes, while Cudjoe swooped on a careless pass by stand-off Paul Sykes to run in a 50-metre interception try.

With Danny Brough kicking all four conversions, the Giants led 24-10 at the break and they extended their advantage early in the second half when second rower Jason Chan took Brough's pass to charge over for a fifth try.

Wakefield were in danger of being over-run at that stage but Sammut was in inspired form as they came back into the game.

Ryan burst through the Giants line only to be ankle-tapped by the impressive Lunt, while prop Scott Anderson went close after a break out of defence by the admirable Sammut.

The Wildcats' persistence eventually paid off when substitute Jon Molloy took Sammut's pass to cross for a third try and Sammut kicked his second conversion.

But the Giants never looked like relaxing their grip and Lunt got a deserved score six minutes from the end, burrowing his way over from dummy half, and Brough landed his sixth goal from as many attempts to round off the scoring.

Match Action

  • 75m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 75m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 69m
    try

    Jon Molloy

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Wakefield

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Chris Bailey

    Huddersfield

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Michael Lawrence

    Huddersfield

  • 51m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 51m
    try

    Jason Chan

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Richard Moore

    Wakefield

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Jon Molloy

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 37m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 29m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 29m
    try

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    try

    Lucas Walshaw

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Paul McShane

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Pita Godinet

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Richard Moore

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Mullally

    Huddersfield

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    try

    Michael Lawrence

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Antonio Kaufusi

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Scott Anderson

    Wakefield

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    try

    Jarrod Sammut

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    goal

    Jarrod Sammut

    Wakefield

  • 12m
    interchange_on

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Huddersfield

  • 12m
    interchange_off

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 8m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 8m
    try

    Jodie Broughton

    Huddersfield