HUDDERSFIELD Giants will miss out on finishing top of the Junior Academy First Division.
A win at in-form leaders Warrington was vital if coach Chris Plume's side were to finish the regular campaign as the minor champions.
But, instead, the Giants were left to reflect on a 34-18 Wilderspool defeat.
All is not lost, however, as Huddersfield will have the chance to gain the sweetest of revenge in the end-of-season play-offs, with Grand Final glory the aim.
And there was enough in this performance to suggest that Plume's Under 18s side could win a re-match.
The Giants had four tries disallowed and `bombed' at least two others as they gave the Wolves a real run for their money.
Although Warrington led all game they were made to work for their points in order to maintain their unbeaten record.
Four points separated the sides at the break, only for Warrington to grab two sharp tries early in the second half to open up a 24-8 lead and lay a solid foundation for victory.
Thomas Hemingway, Peter Robinson and Symon Sutherland grabbed tries for the Giants, with Hemingway also landing three goals.
There was also a strong display from Jack Watson.