Match Report

Pre-Season 2017
Saturday 28th January 2017, 15:00
Pre-Season 2017 - Round: 1
Pre-Season 2017
Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants

(6) 16


Workington Town

(6) 14

Workington Town


Smith, S.Wood, Kirby



Scholey, Ritson, B.Phillips


Farrell (2)



Forber (1)



D Goals


Attendance:   Official:   Venue: The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield

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Full Time Report

It was a very resilient performance from the Huddersfield Giants as they claimed a hard fought 16-14 win over Workington Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The youngsters played tremendously as they dug in deep against a strong, physical Workington outfit. Substitute John-Luke Kirby will have been delighted to grab the match winning try.

The Giants recent Australian recruit Shannon Wakeman was presented to the fans at the break and would have been impressed with the courage that the youngsters showed throughout.

The opening twenty minutes was tight as the Giants were knocking on the door but couldn’t quite get over the try line.

Gene Ormsby came extremely close to putting the Giants in the lead but an Izaac Farrell pass was deemed to be forward.

However, it was Workington that pounced with the first try of the match through Scholey, with Forber adding the extras to put Huddersfield six points adrift.

Just a few minutes before half time and the Giants replied after Adam O’Brien offloaded to Daniel Smith with a dashing run to score. Farrell converted to make the scores level.

The second half was the same as the first, Town went back ahead through Ritson and Forber this time failing the conversion, however the Giants responded once more. Full back Darnell McIntosh fed in centre Sam Wood to touch down in the corner. Farrell missed from the touchline so the scores were level at ten apiece.

The Giants fell behind once more through Workington Brett Phillips, but Forber missed conversion meant Huddersfield were only trailing by four points.

However it was not long before Jon-Luke Kirby forced his way over with just five minutes left. Farrell then kicked the crucial conversion as the Giants were victorious with a tight 16-14 win.

Giants Line-Up: McIntosh, T.Mellor, S.Wood, Woollard, Ormsby, Farrell, Pinder, M.Wood, O’Brien (c), Mason, Roberts, Johnson, Dickinson

Interchanges: Greenwood, Smith, Young, English, Hayes, Kirby, Hewitt, Richardson, Maders

Tries: Smith, S.Wood, Kirby

Goals: Farrell 2/3

Workington Town Line-Up: 1. Theerapol Ritson 17. Scott Rooke 3. Ed Chamberlain 2. Joe Hambley 22. Bill Southward 6. Carl Forber 9. Callum Phillips 10. Stevie Scholey 14. Sam Dowsett 16. Tom Curwen 11. Brett Phillips 19. Ben Milburn 15. Perry Singleton

Subs: 12. Bryan Ritchie 13. Stuart Howarth 20. Kieran Mewse 21. Logan Barker 23. Grant Reid 24. Jonathan Cameron         

Tries: Scholey, Ritson, B.Phillips

Goals: Forber 1/3




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