Huddersfield maintained their perfect start to the National III North season as they came from behind to beat Bradford & Bingley 39-15 away from home.
Despite making a slow start, the visitors ran in three second-half tries to secure the victory, as they backed up last week’s result, leaving them third in the fledgling table.
Yet it was Bradford who started the better, and a try apiece from Adam Malthouse and Brett Mitchell gave the Bees a comfortable lead after 25 minutes.
Huddersfield responded and gained their first score following a line-out – Nick Sharpe forced his way over the line.
Six minutes later the visitors scored again as Gavin Rhodes crossed, and with Tom Hodson adding goals to both tries they held a two-point half-time lead.
Bradford had Mitchell yellow carded early in the second half, and both sides added penalties to their tallies, but the visitors then took control.
The boot of Hodson extended Huddersfield’s lead as he converted a penalty from halfway.
The victory was then secured as Huddersfield scored three tries in the last 15 minutes.
Substitute Giles Hetherington scored as Huddersfield asserted their dominance with some fast-flowing rugby and Ben Morrill then forced his way through the Bees defence to break clear and run in under the sticks.
On the stroke of time Huddersfield completed the scoring when Howard Hanks crossed the line
Huddersfield will go into next Saturday’s game with plenty of confidence when they play Burnage, who have also won both of their opening games, at Lockwood Park.