Huddersfield Giants 16-18 Salford Reds

Huddersfield Giants remain rooted to the bottom of the engage Super League table after suffering yet another defeat, this time at the hands of fellow strugglers Salford City Reds.

The Giants were looking on the visit of Salford as a winnable game after narrow defeats to the likes of St Helens, Bradford and Leeds, but the Reds were in no mood to oblige.

Two first-half tries from Luke Robinson put the visitors in control of the game, the first coming after just seven minutes of play, converted by John Wilshere to open up a 6-0 lead.

The Giants struck back with an unconverted touchdown from Matt Gardner after 17 minutes, but Robinson grabbed his second on the half-hour mark, Wilshere’s goal making the score 12-4.

However, Chris Thorman kept his side in the game with a try on the stroke of half-time, converting his own score to reduce the arrears to a mere two points at the interval.

The Reds restored their eight-point advantage after 55 minutes through Jordan Turner, Wilshere converting, but could not deal a decisive blow to put the game beyond question.

Instead it was the Giants who scored next, Andy Raleigh’s try converted by Thorman in the closing moments; enough to worry Salford, but not enough to prevent Karl Harrison’s men from claiming the win. 

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