Super League  Sunday 26th May 2013  Etihad Stadium, Manchester  Att: 31,249

Squad

Donaldson, Foster, Olbison, Fairbank, Gale, Kear, Scruton, Bateman, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Diskin, Sammut, Addy, Langley, Walker, Blythe, Evans.

Squad

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

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Anthony Mullally

Brett Ferres

Shaun Lunt

Dale Ferguson

Larne Patrick

Scott Grix

Dale Ferguson

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Huddersfield Giants gained a measure of revenge for their heaviest defeat of the season as they made sure Bradford Bulls’ horrible Magic Weekend record continued.

The Bulls arrived at the Etihad Stadium with one Magic win from six attempts and left with another loss against their name as the Giants made up for the 43-18 loss they suffered on their home ground in March.

The victory helps Huddersfield restore their three-point buffer over third-placed Warrington Wolves and represents another important step in ridding themselves of the chokers tag which is becoming such an irritant to coach Paul Anderson.

For two successive seasons Huddersfield have started well and faded badly and many have tipped them to do so again, leaving Anderson, in his first full season in charge, annoyed.

The comparison was present again today for it was at the Magic Weekend a year ago when their season started to lose some shape, with a disappointing defeat to Salford City Reds followed by the news captain Kevin Brown was leaving for Widnes Vikings.

Huddersfield looked keen to make good Anderson's vow they would not falter again, though, and from the moment they took an eighth-minute lead - Dale Ferguson went through a weak Tom Olbison tackle for a first of the year - they did not look back.

A second score followed soon after as Leroy Cudjoe leaped to pat a Luke Robinson kick into the hands of Scott Grix, but the Bulls were not as fortunate when Elliot Kear thought he had caught and grounded a Danny Addy kick, with the video referee ruling an offside.

The ball was certainly not bouncing Bradford's way and Jarrod Sammut lost a footrace with Jermaine McGillvary after he hacked ahead to the line. When Larne Patrick crossed under the posts, the Bulls were 18-0 down and down on their luck.

That continued as Kear was dumped in touch by Aaron Murphy as he went for the line and they continued to flounder in the second half as Sammut was twice pulled back as he made promising runs.

The Bulls had at least kept Huddersfield under control for a prolonged period, although all that changed with 25 minutes left as Olbison was punished for a ball steal and Ferguson took in a Danny Brough pass to go 30 metres to the line.

Bradford did get some reward for their industry, with Jamie Foster converting his own close-range try on the hour mark, but Huddersfield's top scorer Shaun Lunt quickly redressed the balance.

Brett Ferres followed that up with a score in the corner against his old side - Lunt laying the try on with a good break.

Anthony Mullally's try - another which met little resistance and his first for the club - the rounded off the four-pointers, with Brough kicking the goal to end with a perfect record of seven from seven.

Match Action

  • 74m
    try

    Anthony Mullally

    Huddersfield

  • 74m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 72m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 72m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 65m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 65m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 59m
    try

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 59m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 54m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 54m
    try

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Mullally

    Huddersfield

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Jason Chan

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Brad Dwyer

    Huddersfield

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Chev Walker

    Bradford

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Jacob Fairbank

    Bradford

  • 25m
    try

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    James Donaldson

    Bradford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Langley

    Bradford

  • 14m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 14m
    try

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 9m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 9m
    try

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield