Danny Brough's drop goal with 34 seconds remaining set the seal on a dramatic night at Warrington to earn the Giants a vital Super League point and end their wretched run of 10 defeats on the trot against the Wolves.

But Huddersfield really have only themselves to blame for not coming back to West Yorkshire with both League points in the bag and second place in the Super League table.

After 57 almost immaculate minutes, the in-form Giants were holding a deserved 23-6 lead and were well on the way to achieving a famous win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It then all fell apart as Warrington hit back with three tries in the space of eight minutes to turn the game on its head to lead 24-23 before Brough’s vital late intervention.

After a conservative start, the Giants really came to life midway through the half to take control of the contest.

The catalyst was the scoring of the opening try by Warrington half-back Gareth O’Brien after 18 minutes.

 

Up until that point there was little to separate the sides, but when O’Brien darted over from close range and added the extras, the Giants sparked up big style.

Within four minutes they were level, when Michael Monaghan failed to clear Danny Brough’s grubber-kick and Chris Bailey beat Matty Russell to touch down.

And by half-time the visitors had stormed into a thoroughly-deserved 19-6 interval advantage, with Brough adding the extras to all three of his side’s scores and then banging over a drop goal on the stroke of half-time.

Try number two followed just five minutes after the first as Huddersfield took full advantage of a repeat set for Shaun Lunt to

create the gap for Ukuma Ta’ai to power over in unstoppable fashion from close range.

Then the third try in the space of nine blstering minutes came again from close range when Lunt showed incredible strength to crash over from acting half-back from close range.

It got even better for the Giants at the start of the second half, when Lunt picked up a Richie Myler grubber close to his own line and produced some amazing footwork to beat several defenders before releasing Jodie Broughton to scorch away to score, although Brough failed to convert - something that became such a massive factor later on.

Huddersfield Giants' Jodie Broughton on his try scoring run
Huddersfield Giants' Jodie Broughton on his try scoring run
 

Huddersfield came close to extending their lead on serval occasions.

But it was the Wolves who were the next to strike after 53 minutes, with Ryan Atkins touching down O’Brien’s kick to make it 23-12.

And the Huddersfield nerves began to grow when Ben Harrison crashed over five minutes later to reduce their lead to just five points -less than one converted score.

Harrison was then awarded a try by video referee Phil Bentham when he adjudged he had adjudged the ball had touched the tryline and O’Brien converted to take Warrington back into the lead.

Rhys Evans almost extended the Wolves’ lead with six minutes remaining, but lost the ball attempting to touch down and knocked himself and required lengthy on-field treatment in the process.

But the drama was still far from over as Leroy Cudjoe intercepted superbly from Michael Monaghan with 30 seconds remaining to set up the position for Brough to land a second drop goal to secure a valuable League points for his side.