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May 19, 2021

Huddersfield boss Ian hails ‘outstanding win’ over Warrington

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May 19, 2021

LONDON: Huddersfield coach Ian Watson hailed an “outstanding win” as the Giants held on for a 26-20 Betfred Super League victory over Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

A crowd of 4,000 were in attendance for the first time in over 12 months but they were left disappointed as the Wolves failed to overturn a 20-0 half-time deficit, while the Giants claimed only their second win of the season.

Lee Gaskell claimed two tries for the victors with Jermaine McGillvary and Kenny Edwards also touching down – while Aiden Sezer landed five goals – as they claimed their first win at Warrington in six years.

Watson said: “The lads were really good tonight and it was an outstanding win. It’s a big one for us in terms of where we are at the moment.

“The fact that we have pushed St Helens really close and now beaten Leeds and Warrington, it bodes well for us going forward. We are not the finished article and there is plenty to work on but it’s a step in the right direction.

“We started the game really strongly and were clinical with the ball in the first half.

“In the second half we didn’t start well defensively which saw a momentum swing and it took us a little time to deal with that and get the momentum back.”

The Giants boss praised the atmosphere created by the fans in the stadium, which he thought almost helped to get the Wolves over the line.

Watson added: “We probably needed the good start to make sure the Warrington fans were quiet because they were outstanding and noisy and created a great atmosphere.”