Huddersfield Giants 25-26 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 3rd May 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 14

25-26 FT

HT: 6 18

Official: J Child

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Matt Frawley, Jermaine McGillvary (2), Adam O'Brien,

  • Goals
    Oliver Russell (4),

  • Drop Goals
    Oliver Russell,

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Mason Caton-Brown (2), David Fifita, Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire (5),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Ryan Hampshire’s 75th-minute penalty proved decisive as injury-hit Wakefield Trinity edged to a thrilling 26-25 victory at Huddersfield Giants in Betfred Super League.

The Giants were leading 25-24 after stand-off Oliver Russell landed a drop-goal but Trinity were not to be denied as Hampshire’s two-pointer earned his side the win and gave him a 10-point haul.

Wakefield raced into a 12-0 lead through Mason Caton-Brown's double before Matt Frawley crossed for the Giants, but David Fifita's converted try restored the 12-point advantage before half-time.

Huddersfield came roaring back in the second period with Jermaine McGillvary crossing twice in four minutes and Adam O'Brien also touching down, before Russell added his fourth goal.

Ben Jones-Bishop's try and Hampshire's conversion levelled things up before Russell's drop goal, but Trinity had the final say.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "It’s a big win and puts us into third spot – we never know when we are beaten. We never give up and we just keep working hard.


“This is a team who are very hard-working and just doesn’t want to let me, their team-mates or the fans down. They’re a pleasure to coach and there is a hell of a lot of team spirit at this club."

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: "As has happened many times this season, we capitulated. We stole defeat from the jaws of victory and have no-one to blame but ourselves.

“I’ve got total belief in this squad and there is no reason why, when we do put 80 minutes together, we can’t win games as we did last season.”

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 72: Goal scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 66: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 55: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Adam O'Brien
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 47: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 16: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Matt Frawley
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 11: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 7: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 4
    Trinity 4

    Goals:

    Giants 4
    Trinity 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Turner 0 0 19 2 4 1 0 14 129 9.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 2 0 1 0 2 7 1 12 106 8.83 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 33 5 0 2 0 12 106 8.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 12 4 0 0 0 13 101 7.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 39 10 3 0 0 16 89 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 39 7 5 2 0 17 86 5.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 15 4 1 0 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Darnell McIntosh 0 2 2 0 1 3 1 7 60 8.57 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0
    Akuila Uate 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 30 1 1 0 0 8 53 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Russell 0 0 25 2 4 3 8 9 47 5.22 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 1
    Matt Frawley 1 0 18 1 2 1 3 10 42 4.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 32 7 1 0 0 7 33 4.71 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 0 0 17 3 4 0 0 8 29 3.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 23 4 1 1 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam O'Brien 1 0 22 3 0 1 0 2 4 2.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Reece Lyne 0 1 9 2 1 5 0 22 181 8.23 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 8 110 13.75 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
    David Fifita 1 0 29 4 1 6 1 15 102 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 11 2 0 4 0 10 102 10.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 23 2 2 2 0 7 97 13.86 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 25 5 1 1 1 10 77 7.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 24 3 1 0 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 3 0 1 8 0 10 68 6.80 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 37 9 4 0 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 2 0 14 4 1 3 0 9 62 6.89 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Kershaw 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 12 58 4.83 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 35 7 1 0 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 12 0 0 0 5 7 33 4.71 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0
    Ben Reynolds 0 1 28 1 4 0 4 4 17 4.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 23 6 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties