IT'S been a very happy Easter for the Huddersfield Giants!
On Good Friday morning, they were five points adrift at the foot of the Super League ladder with no wins to their name.
Yet four days later, coach Jon Sharp and his men have two wins to their credit and have closed the gap to just a single point.
On top of that, they have now got some very serious momentum behind them and can't wait to welcome Wigan to the Galpharm on Sunday.
And few would bet against the Giants failing to make it a hat trick of triumphs, such has been the manner of their last two top-flight displays.
Against Wakefield last Friday, they showed they have definitely re-discovered the ability to score tries.
Then against Warrington yesterday, they showed they have the mental strength to dig deep and grind out a win under the most trying of conditions.
The manner in which they tamed the Wolves wasn't exactly pretty, but it proved effective as they withstood wave after wave of pressure to keep their hosts at bay.
An excellent first-half display laid the foundations for victory as they deservedly led 22-8.
But in the second half, it was their defence - which has been so effective all year - that came to the fore, restricting Warrington to just two tries, despite the home side having such a strong possessional and territorial advantage.
Many Super League sides would surely have cracked under such intense pressure. Not the Giants.
There was no way they were going to let their magnificent early efforts go to waste.
And by the end of the contest, they had gained their reward.
It would certainly have been a massive shame had the Wolves fought back late in the game and stolen the points, because in the opening 40 minutes the Giants were in great form.
Despite the absence of the vastly-experienced Robbie Paul (wrist) and John Skandalis (back), who were not risked, Huddersfield were soon dictating the play.
Chris Thorman set the ball rolling with the first of his seven goals after four minutes and four minutes later the Giants added their opening try.
A Ryan Hudson break made it possible, carving open the home defence and creating the position for Brad Drew to dummy his way over on the sixth tackle as the Wolves waited for a grubber kick to come.
Thorman goaled and it was 8-0.
Henry Fa'afili's try, converted by Lee Briers, in the 18th minute threatened to alter the course of a contest which up until that stage had belonged to the Giants.
But Huddersfield's response could not have been more emphatic.
Thorman landed a second penalty in the 22nd minute and two minutes later Eorl Crabtree showed tremendous pace, strength and determination to charge 30m through a mass of tacklers to touch down.
Although Briers reduced the deficit with a penalty shortly after, the Giants were soon extending their lead when Drew's long pass found Stephen Wild, who fed Martin Aspinwall to score in the corner.
With a 14-point interval lead, the Giants looked to be in complete control.
But in the second half, it was a totally different story.
Apart from two vital Thorman penalties, Warrington were always the dominant power.
But only twice did they manage to breach the Huddersfield line through Martin Gleeson and Fa'afili.
Warrington did have their chances to get closer, but the Giants were not to be denied.