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Warrington Wolves continued their Betfred Super League revival as they claimed their third successive win after hanging on for a dramatic hard-fought 26-24 victory over Huddersfield Giants.
Warrington trailed 20-16 on the hour at the Halliwell Jones Stadium but two tries in three minutes from Rhys Evans and Toby King looked to have settled a tense encounter.
In a dramatic finale, Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary crossed in the corner as the hooter sounded - but Danny Brough was inches wide with his touchline conversion attempt in a bid to claim a draw.
Harvey Livett, Kurt Gidley and Daryl Clark crossed for the hosts with Declan Patton landing three goals, while Brough, who also kicked eight points, Jake Mamo and Darnell McIntosh touched down for the Huddersfield who have now failed to win in eight games.
Warrington head coach Tony Smith hailed his side's determined performance which saw the Wolves win for the third time in a row.
He said: "It was ugly but it was two points. It wasn't the prettiest of games by a long shot but we hung on.
"It's been a while I would suggest since we won both our games over Easter so - because of where we are placed in the table - it was probably important to pick up the two points.
"In terms of performance it was very much a second-game-over-Easter performance from both teams. The big men looked tired today and came up with some stuff they normally don't come up with.
"But it was gutsy and we are digging in for one another at the moment which is a good sign and the character and spirit are there."
2 wins over Easter!! 🐰🤗 .. On to Saturday 🏉🤙🏽 .. @wolvesrl 💛💙— Dre Savelio✌️ (@AndreSavelio) April 17, 2017
Giants head coach Rick Stone could not fault his players' efforts despite falling just short of snatching a point.
"It was a toss of the coin sort of kick from the touchline, probably on Danny's right side being a left-footer," the Australian said:
"We are not getting a lot of luck or 50-50 decisions and it tends to happen when you are not winning games.
"You have to make your own luck and be energised and be in a position where hopefully we are going to get the rub of the green because in the last couple of weeks we've not had too much."
"There were times in the game when we were a bit soft in the middle and the Wolves rolled us down the field but I'm proud of the boys' efforts."