HUDDERSFIELD Giants have suffered their first Junior Academy defeat of the season.
After winning their opening six matches, the club's Under 18s were beaten 24-14 at Salford.
Second-half injuries to Glen Holdsworth and Chris Clarke proved costly, with the visitors' challenge fading after their departures.
The Giants dominated early on, with Scott Wilkinson, Leroy Cudjoe and Luke George all working hard, and by the 18th minute they had opened up a 14-0 lead.
George struck after five minutes with a superb 80m effort, which was converted by Danny Garside, and minutes later Steve Hunter scored in the corner.
George added his second in the 18th minute and another win looked to be on the cards.
But after that it was all downhill.