HUDDERSFIELD Giants are ready to embark on their Junior Academy play-off campaign in the best possible shape.
The Giants guaranteed a second spot finish after a 46-24 triumph over London Broncos to finish runners-up to minor champions Widnes Vikings on points difference.
These two will meet in a Grand Final eliminator at Widnes in a fortnight, with the winner going into the September 27 final and the loser getting a second bite of the cherry.
And if Huddersfield can maintain the form that has brought seven victories on the trot, they stand an excellent chance of finishing the season with the ultimate prize.
Although London opened the scoring with a third-minute try from Ade Aderiye, converted by Glen Wadsworth, it wasn't long before the home side got into their stride.
Within seven minutes Gareth Hull and Jason Southwell combined to send Paul Mennell racing over and Thomas Hemingway added the conversion to set the Giants ball rolling.
And by the 16th minute they had taken the lead with a Marcus George score.
The Broncos again showed their battling spirit with a Louis McCarthy converted try to make it 12-10 after 32 minutes.
But then Southwell quickly followed up to score a converted try from close range to give the Giants a 16-12 interval lead - a lead they were never to lose.
Huddersfield extended their advantage within eight minutes of the restart as Stuart Dunbar capitalised on a Philip Joseph break to score and for Hemingway to add the conversion.
Again the visitors hit back with a second Aderiye try and two Wadsworth goals before the Giants finished the game in total control.
In the 65th minute Glen Holdsworth crashed over for a try converted by Hemingway to make it 28-20.
Then three minutes later Hemingway chipped through to score and landed the goal.
Southwell extended the advantage in the 71st minute with a try in the corner, which Hemingway magnificently converted from the touchline to bring up the 40-point mark.
Another Hemingway chip over the defence gave Joseph a try in the 74th minute, with Hemingway's conversion making it seven for the day for the England stand-off.
Alex Rowe grabbed a late London consolation try, but it couldn't take the gloss off another good win.