A LATE penalty robbed Huddersfield of at least a draw in the Under 14s game at Bradford & Bingley, and they could count themselves unlucky after outscoring their hosts by two tries to one.
The game ebbed and flowed on a tight pitch, which clearly suited the home side.
But the first half was very even with both sides scoring, Bradford taking the lead after 15 minutes before Jordan Barrett scored wide out for Huddersfield after a break from centre Louie Cooper.
Leading 7-5 at the break, Bees were awarded a penalty early in the second half when Cooper charged out of the defensive line to attempt an interception but was adjudged to have deliberately knocked-on, with the kick making it 10-5.
But that only served to fire up Cooper, who collected the ball from the kick-off and weaved his way across the pitch to score and level the game
Huddersfield then came within a whisker of taking the lead as winger Steph Harvey dribbled the ball into Bees’ tiny in-goal area, but then failed to ground it.
And in the dying moments another kickable penalty enabled Bradford to sneak the win.