13 Aug 2019


Huddersfield Giants Under 19s 66-14 London Broncos Under 19s

Huddersfield Giants' Academy team are right back in the hunt for a top 4 play off place after a comprehensive 66-14 victory over London Broncos at Lockwood Park,
The Giants were in 6th place going into the game, one place behind London, but the "baby giants" put their visitors to the sword with a 12 tries and some wonderful, fast, open, rugby, there were doubles for Travis Corion and Ross Whitmore and 10 different try scorers in all!

It started off well for the hosts within the first 2 minutes, Dom Young, broke free and passed inside to Ben Tibbs who dotted down under the posts, Josh Pinder was on target with the conversion, and Pinder was adding another conversion to a fantastic try just 2 minutes later, again, Dom Young, broke free of the Broncos defence, but this time put a neat kick through and regathered to touch down on the right.

London stemmed the tide somewhat with a nice try of their own, a neat grubber in goal wasn't dealt with by the Giants defence and they managed to get a try back, but that didn't deter the determined Giants who stormed back in style to put the game beyond London, Jack Flynn, again, busy at hooker, sent Alfie Copley crashing over next to the sticks, before full back Aidan McGowan broke through and sprinted 80 yards to score under the posts, Pinder converted both and the Giants were 24-6 up in no time.

Better was to come, and within a few minutes they were celebrating another fine try, a good move from right to left found Ben Tibbs, despite being surrounded by Broncos defenders, the centre got a superb one handed offload away to his winger Oliver Peterkin who dived over on the left, this time Pinder was unsuccessful with the conversion.

Jack Flynn claimed another assist a few minutes later, another cracking short pass found Tom Berry, the substitute crashed over for his first try of the campaign on his debut, Pinder added the extras again, and right on half time, Huddersfield further extended their lead, Alfie Copley broke through this time and with options left and right, he fired a pass to right winger Travis Corion who sprinted over, Pinder missed the conversion though.

London were shellshocked and outgunned in the first 40, but to their credit they came out of the break the quickest and reduced the deficit within a couple of minutes, this time with an 8 point try, another kick into the in goal was pounced upon and the referee spotted a foul in the act of scoring, both kicks were good and the score was now 38-14.

But the Giants wouldn't concede another point and instead rack up even more themselves, first, Alfie Schultz, made a neat break and rounded the defender to score, then Jack Flynn, was rewarded for his contributions when he bagged a 4 pointer himself, burrowing over from dummy half, Pinder’s boot on both occasions saw the scoreboard hit 50!

London were visibly wilting now, and the Claret and gold took full advantage, shifting the ball around and making good yards, it wasn't long before Corion bagged his second, a great cut out pass to the right winger who strolled over. Pinder again failed with the touchline conversion.
But then it was left to hard working Ross Whitmore to seal the points with a quickfire brace, first, a simple barge over next to posts, then he finished off another superb move, a neat kick through the defence found Dom Young, who, again split the defence, to find Whitmore backing up on his left, a simple pass allowed the loose forward to dot down for his second of the game, Pinder was on target with both conversions to end the contest with an emphatic win for the Giants.

F/T 66-14
The next home game is another crucial game against Newcastle on 8th September, the Giants will be hoping to wrap up a play off spot and a big crowd should help then on their way!
GIANTS- McGowan, Peterkin, Tibbs, Young, Corion, Paga, Pinder, Michael, Flynn, Stevens, Johnson, Copley, Whitmore: Subs- Bamber, Berry,Schultz, Laing.

Tries- Corion (2) Whitmore (2) Young, Peterkin, Tibbs, Mcgowan, Flynn, Copley, Schultz, Berry.

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