By Nathan Findlay –
A fantastic win for Huddersfield Giants!
The Huddersfield Giants managed to defeat the top of the Super League team Catalans Dragons 30-18 in a game that the Giants won’t forget easily.
On Saturday, 11 September, the Giants travelled to France to face up against the Dragons. All the odds were against Huddersfield, but it was enough for them to get a decisive win against the Dragons with an outstanding performance.
Huddersfield played well as a team and kept high pressure on Catalans, not allowing them any room to play with the ball. Of course, this is something that we see all the time with the Dragons, firing the ball out and putting on these outstanding plays, but Huddersfield managed to stop them and really show them up.
The game started well for the Catalans Dragons, where all their points were scored in the first 20 minutes, leaving Huddersfield very pressured to get back into the game. But a try from Jones put Huddersfield on the scoreboard – it only went uphill from there.
Huddersfield scored a constant feed of tries all the way up until the end of the match, again not letting Catalans Dragons do anything with the ball and making them constantly defend throughout the match.
12′ Whitely M (TRY) – Dragons
13′ Maloney J (CONVERSION) – Dragons
17’ Laguerre M (TRY) Dragons
18′ Maloney J (CONVERSION) – Dragons
22′ Whitely M (TRY) – Dragons
23′ Maloney J (CONVERSION) – Dragons
29′ Jones J (TRY) – Giants
30′ Russell O (CONVERSION) – Giants
38′ Senior L (TRY) – Giants
39′ Russell O (CONVERSION) – Giants
Half Time – 18-12
51′ Cogger J (TRY) – Giants
52′ Russell O (CONVERSION) – Giants
54′ Ashall-Bott O (TRY) – Giants
55′ Russell O (CONVERSION) – Giants
70′ English M (TRY) – Giants
71′ Russell O (CONVERSION) – Giants
Final Score – Catalans Dragons 18-30 Huddersfield Giants
There is only one more game left in the Super League for Huddersfield; currently, they are in a safe 9th place in the table, with a total of 16 points.
Huddersfield will be playing Leigh on Sunday, 19 September, which will be the season’s final game.
This is very much a winnable game for Huddersfield as Leigh are at the bottom of the table, and with only two wins so far this season, there should be no excuse for Huddersfield with this fixture.
I do not think it will be a walk in the park, but I certainly believe that The Giants should win this game and finish the season on a high note.