Super League  Friday 17th May 2013  Select Security Stadium Halton  Att: 5,173

Squad

Allen, K. Brown, Clarke, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Gore, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, Winterstein, White.

Squad

Grix, Cudjoe, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Patrick, Chan, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Mullally, Dawson, Dwyer.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Stefan Marsh

Lloyd White

Stefan Marsh

Paddy Flynn

GOAL SCORERS:

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Brett Ferres

Larne Patrick

Aaron Murphy

Larne Patrick

Danny Brough

Brett Ferres

GOAL SCORERS:

Scott Grix

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

A double from Larne Patrick and Brett Ferres, plus a tormenting first half-performance from Danny Brough, ensured Huddersfield Giants victory at Widnes Vikings for the first time since 2004.

The Giants have been on the wrong end of some poor score-lines at Stobart Stadium in recent years but not this time as Paul Anderson's side put in a controlled display that contained some neat finishing and execution.

Brough was the main thorn in the Vikings side with his exquisite kicking and ball handling and Widnes struggled to contain him.

He eclipsed the performance of his old half-back partner, Kevin Brown, who could not get Widnes going until it was too late.

Widnes started brightly enough and went close after six minutes as Dave Allen nearly benefited from Brown's towering bomb. The Vikings' second row could not ground under pressure though.

From that handover the Giants launched their first real attack and Brough capitalised on some shoddy defending to create an opening for Ferres - who was not to be denied.

The Vikings hit back straight away with a powerful solo score from wing Paddy Flynn, who burst his way through to plant the ball down unopposed.

At 6-6 the game was nicely poised but it was the visitors who struck next.

The Giants made the most of some Widnes errors with the ball and launched a string of attacks, with Brough calling the shots.

The mercurial stand-off shaped to throw a long ball and then suddenly stepped off his left foot to go over easily.

He added the extras from in front of the posts and was involved again when his beautifully time delayed ball to Luke Robinson created the gap for Patrick to exploit.

The conversion was once again added and at 18-6 it was looking bleak for Widnes, who at this point probably did not deserve to be two scores down.

Huddersfield's fourth try was only minutes away when Aaron Murphy touched down out wide as Widnes were still shellshocked from Patrick's score.

The tries continued to roll in for the visitors as Widnes coughed up more errors.

Patrick grabbed another as he barged his way over from a close range. Brough added the conversion to make it 30-6 at the break.

Brough left the field after the job had been completed but Widnes were were not done and Stefan Marsh got one back as he scorched over in the corner.

Then substitute hooker Lloyd White crossed to give Widnes a flicker of hope as Huddersfield switched off.

Any hopes were extinguished however when Ferres made the most of another Vikings' error to seal victory.

Marsh had the final say with another well created try for himself out wide and Jack Owens landed the goal, but it was merely a consolation.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Stefan Marsh

    Widnes

  • 78m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 70m
    goal

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 70m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 67m
    try

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 67m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 57m
    interchange_on

    Adam Lawton

    Widnes

  • 57m
    interchange_off

    Chris Dean

    Widnes

  • 53m
    try

    Stefan Marsh

    Widnes

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Brad Dwyer

    Huddersfield

  • 38m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 38m
    try

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    try

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Eamon O'Carroll

    Widnes

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Dave Allen

    Widnes

  • 22m
    try

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Ben Kavanagh

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Steve Pickersgill

    Widnes

  • 12m
    try

    Paddy Flynn

    Widnes

  • 12m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 8m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 8m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield