Match Report

19's Academy
Saturday 25th February 2017, 14:00
19's Academy - Round: 1
19's Academy
Huddersfield Giants Academy

Huddersfield Giants Academy

(0) 6


St Helens Academy

(6) 10

St Helens Academy







Farrell (1)



Bilsborough (5)



D Goals


Attendance:   Official:   Venue: Lockwood Park - HD4 6EN

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Full Time Report

Huddersfield Giants Under 19s lost narrowly to St Helens at Lockwood Park in treacherous conditions in their 2017 season opener.

With heavy rain and swirling winds, the pitch was extremely muddy as both teams were trying to play expansive rugby but the match was all about who could defend well which Huddersfield must take a lot of credit from even though they will be disappointed with the defeat.

Both halves were extremely tight. In the first half, Huddersfield defended well at times and were certainly involved in a scrap as Izaac Farrell was sent to the bin after an altercation with a Saints player who also picked up a yellow card.

Despite the Giants defending well they gave away a few penalties which the Saints took advantage as they kicked three goals to leave Huddersfield 0-6 down at the break.

The second half was extremely similar with Huddersfield trying to play with the conditions but gave away a couple more penalties which again the Saints gained some valuable points leaving the Giants ten points behind.

However, the Giants never lets their heads down as they kept going playing some good rugby as well and finally scored some points.

With around ten minutes to go, Billy Hayes gave the Giants some hope as he scored the only try of the game after he slid underneath the Saints defence to touch the ball down. Izaac Farrell kicked the conversion to close the gap to within four points. But it wasn’t enough as the Giants lost narrowly to St Helens 10-6.

Huddersfield Tries: Hayes Conversions: Farrell 1/1 




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