22 Apr 2019
Giants hold on against London
Jermanine McGillvary grabbed a late try as Huddersfield Giants were forced to come from behind three times to extend their amazing recent winning run against London Broncos to 18 with a 24-19 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The West Yorkshire club have not been beaten anywhere by their capital-based rivals since March 8th 2008 and their latest success leaves the Broncos, defeated at home 39-6 by Catalans Dragons on Thursday, bottom of the Betfred Super League table.
The Giants bounced back from a Good Friday defeat at Leeds to inflict a fifth straight league defeat - their sixth in all competitions - on the struggling Broncos.
Huddersfield crossed through McGillvary (twice), Alex Mellor and Scott Grix, while London, whose last victory was at Leeds on March 15th, replied through tries from Jay Pitts, Rhys Wiilaims and Ryan Morgan.
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— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) April 22, 2019
Giants boss Simon Woolford said: “We won and that’s about the only positive to come out of it. Our completion was poor in the second half and our pass selection was bad, which put us under all sorts of pressure. We were lucky to win. We looked pretty good with our attack against Castleford but the last two weeks we’ve looked like a side which has never played together and we need to fix it quickly."
London coach Danny Ward said: "I’m proud of every one of them and thought we did enough to get the win but that’s one of those things. It was a very competitive game and I thought we had done just enough at the end to scrape it."