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Huddersfield Giants

20

Half Time
6-8

18

Castleford Tigers

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Thu 11th Apr 2019, 19:00, RD: 10
ATT: 4684

Alex Mellor (3)

Tries

Greg Eden, Matt Cook

Darnell McIntosh (4)

Goals

Peter Mata'utia (5)

D.G.

Key Performers

Match Report

Alex Mellor grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Huddersfield Giants claimed their fourth Betfred Super League win of the season with a thrilling 20-18 home triumph over third-placed Castleford Tigers.

The in-form back-row forward scored once in the first half and twice in the second in a West Yorkshire derby in which the lead changed hands six times.

The first half proved to be the tightest of affairs, with the Tigers holding a narrow 8-6 interval advantage.

Both teams crossed for one converted try each, while video referee Robert Hicks ruled out potential scores for Huddersfield's Lee Gaskell and Jermaine McGillvary and Castleford's Mike McMeeken.

The difference at the break proved to be a 21st-minute penalty from half-back Peter Mata'utia as the visitors made it clear they were prepared to grind the contest out.

McIntosh added the extras for the hosts and also kicked over two penalties, while Giants winger Greg Eden and substitute Matt Cook claimed a try apiece for the Tigers with Mata'utia converting both and adding two further penalties.

commentary

69 Mins:

TRY

20 Huddersfield

18 Castleford

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Alex Mellor

66 Mins:

GOAL

16 Huddersfield

18 Castleford

scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

63 Mins:

GOAL

16 Huddersfield

16 Castleford

scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

57 Mins:

GOAL

16 Huddersfield

14 Castleford

scored for Huddersfield Giants by Darnell McIntosh

52 Mins:

GOAL

14 Huddersfield

14 Castleford

scored for Huddersfield Giants by Darnell McIntosh

47 Mins:

GOAL

12 Huddersfield

14 Castleford

scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

46 Mins:

TRY

12 Huddersfield

12 Castleford

Try scored for Castleford Tigers by Matt Cook

43 Mins:

GOAL

12 Huddersfield

8 Castleford

scored for Huddersfield Giants by Darnell McIntosh

42 Mins:

TRY

10 Huddersfield

8 Castleford

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Alex Mellor

23 Mins:

GOAL

6 Huddersfield

8 Castleford

scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

14 Mins:

GOAL

6 Huddersfield

6 Castleford

scored for Huddersfield Giants by Darnell McIntosh

13 Mins:

TRY

4 Huddersfield

6 Castleford

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Alex Mellor

3 Mins:

GOAL

0 Huddersfield

6 Castleford

scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

2 Mins:

TRY

0 Huddersfield

4 Castleford

Try scored for Castleford Tigers by Greg Eden

Match Stats overview

T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P DG KGP YC RC
Darnell McIntosh - - 8 - - 3 1 15 88 6 1 3 3 - 4 1 - 1 - 1 - -
Jermaine McGillvary - 1 2 - 1 2 - 15 132 9 2 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Jordan Turner - - 13 2 2 7 - 17 141 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Akuila Uate - - 4 1 - 3 - 12 82 7 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Lee Gaskell - 1 22 7 3 2 4 13 82 6 1 - - - - - - 2 - 8 - -
Matt Frawley - 1 14 2 - - 4 8 24 3 - - - - - - 1 1 - 7 - -
Kruise Leeming - - 33 9 3 - - 19 99 5 1 17 1 - - - 2 - - - - -
Suaia Matagi - - 29 6 5 1 - 19 172 9 - - - - - - - 3 - - - -
Aaron Murphy - - 34 7 2 1 - 6 36 6 - - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Alex Mellor 3 - 34 6 1 4 1 11 87 8 1 - - - - - - 1 - 1 - -
Adam O'Brien - - 15 5 2 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Oliver Roberts - - 15 2 - 1 - 4 42 11 - - - - - - 1 2 - - - -
Ukuma Ta'ai - - 36 6 6 5 - 18 131 7 - - - - - - - 1 - - - -
Jacob Wardle - - 12 1 - 2 - 3 35 12 - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
Sebastine Ikahihifo - - 20 3 1 6 - 11 87 8 - - 1 - - - 3 1 - - - -
Sam Hewitt - - 5 2 1 2 - 6 50 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Joe Wardle - - 26 3 2 1 - 8 48 6 - - - - - - - 1 - - - -
Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P DG KGP YC RC
Peter Mata'utia - - 13 3 1 1 3 9 67 7 1 1 2 - 5 - 2 1 - 3 - -
James Clare - - 4 - 1 - 1 11 65 6 - 4 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Greg Minikin - - 3 - 3 2 1 15 105 7 - - - - - - - 1 - 1 - -
Michael Shenton - - 19 7 3 3 - 7 72 10 1 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
Greg Eden 1 - 4 - 2 3 - 13 162 13 1 2 1 - - - 1 1 - - - -
Jake Trueman - - 21 5 4 3 6 14 74 5 - 1 1 - - - - - - 11 - -
Liam Watts - - 41 10 3 2 - 19 131 7 - - 2 - - - 1 2 - - - -
Grant Millington - - - - - - - 1 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mike McMeeken - - 30 5 1 - - 15 94 6 - 1 2 - - - 3 1 - - - -
Adam Milner - - 23 1 4 - - 6 28 5 - 6 - - - - - 1 - - 1 -
Jesse Sene-Lefao - - 30 3 6 3 - 17 139 8 - - - - - - 3 1 - - - -
Junior Moors - - 24 1 - 1 - 13 115 9 - - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Matthew Cook 1 - 28 6 3 3 1 13 112 9 - - - - - - - 1 - 1 - -
Daniel Smith - - 38 9 5 2 - 13 115 9 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
Calum Turner - - 5 - - 3 - 9 66 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Jacques O'Neill - - 22 3 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

DG: Drop Goals

KGP: Kicks in general play

YC: Yellow card

RC: Red card

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