Sheffield Eagles fought back from a 12-0 half-time deficit to beat brave Batley Bulldogs and secure a 19-12 Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final triumph at Leigh.
For the second successive season, the Eagles won on the biggest Championship stage to proved once again they are the top side out of Super League.
But all credit to the Bulldogs who gave the Eagles the fright of their lives with the most spirited of displays in front of a crowd of 6,374, with the majority having made the trip from West Yorkshire.
Batley set the tone from the start and totally dominated the opening half to secure a thoroughly deserved 12-0 interval advantage.
With the Bulldogs forwards making ground with every play – with on-loan Giants prop Anthony Mullally making a valuable contribution – most of the action was inside Sheffield territory.
As a result, it was no surprise Batley scored the only try of the half through winger Johnny Campbell, with Gareth Moore adding the conversion, along with three penalties.
But by the 67th minute, the Eagles had levelled the scores with two tries from Scott Turner and one from Menzie Yere, with Dom Brambani failing to land all three touchline conversions.
And with 10 minutes remaining they hit the front for the first time when Quentin Laulau Togagae shot through the middle to touch down for his side's first converted try before Pat Walker followed up moments later with a drop goal to make it a two-score lead and seal the outcome.
Sheffield: Lauulu-Togagae; Turner, Yere, Armstrong, Taulapapa; Walker, Brambani; Battye, Henderson, Stringer, Knowles, Szostak, Hirst. Replacements: Davey, Green, Straughier, Garside
Batley: Greenwood; Campbell, J. Walton, Maun, G Johnson; Black, Moore; Smith, Mennell, Mullally, Bretherton, Davies, Lindsay. Replacements: Flanagan, Hirst, Rowe, L Walmsley
Referee: M Thomason