Super League: Huddersfield Giants 24-19 London Broncos
|Betfred Super League|
|Huddersfield (12) 24|
|Tries: Mellor, Grix, McGillvary 2 Goals: Russell 4|
|London Broncos (8) 19|
|Tries: Pitts, Williams, Morgan Goals: Dixon 3 Drop-goals: Smith|
Huddersfield Giants battled to a win over struggling London Broncos.
The visitors raced into a 8-0 lead thanks to two goals from Kieran Dixon and a Jay Pitts try but the Giants fought back before the break with tries from Alex Mellor and Scott Grix.
Rhys Williams raced away to put the Broncos back in front before Jermaine McGillvary went over for the hosts.
Ryan Morgan levelled and a Morgan Smith drop-goal gave London the lead but a late second from McGillvary won it.
A second defeat over the Easter period keeps London at the bottom of the Super League table.
There was a lengthy stoppage with the scores tied at 18-18 when Huddersfield's Jordan Turner had to be stretchered from the pitch with a suspected neck injury after a heavy collision.
When the game resumed Matt Frawley missed a drop-goal attempt for the hosts before Smith landed his own effort to give the visitors the lead once more.
However, McGillvary scored his eighth try of the season to ensure Huddersfield bounced back from the Good Friday defeat at Leeds, although Alex Walker then had a try disallowed for the Broncos.
Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford:
"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:
"I haven't seen it back but Alex Walker told me he scored it and everyone else (in the team) thought he'd scored it. But the bloke who counts said he didn't score it.
"I'm proud of every one of them and thought we did enough to get the win but that's one of those things.
"Alex said he caught it cleanly and got the ball down. I haven't had time to speak to him (the referee) so I'm not sure why he disallowed it.
"It was a very competitive game and I thought we had done just enough at the end to scrape it."
Huddersfield: Grix, McGillvary, Turner, J. Wardle, I. Senior, Russell, Frawley, Clough, O'Brien, Matagi, J. Wardle, Mellor, Lawrence.
Interchanges: Leeming, Murphy, English, Ta'ai.
London Broncos: Walker, Dixon, Morgan, Fleming, Williams, Smith, Cunningham, Butler, Pelissier, Battye, Pitts, Gee, Yates.
Interchanges: Ioane, Richards, Adebiyi, Davis.
Referee: Marcus Griffiths (RFL)