HUDDERSFIELD'S Junior Academy side could not have made a better start to their competitive season.

The Giants Under 18s side proved far too strong for Bradford Bulls as they rattled up a 34-18 victory at Laund Hill.

It was a result which suggested the Giants could have a good season under new Junior Academy head coach Chris Plume.

With Paul Mennell prompting his side superbly in his new role of hooker - he arrived at the club as a scrum half - Huddersfield were soon on top and by half-time had built up a 12-6 lead.

Within three minutes the home side had taken the lead with a try in the corner for Marcus George.

The Bulls hit back to take a 6-4 lead in the 11th minute with a David Halley try and Karl Wroe penalty.

But that just sparked the Giants back into life.

Three minutes later prop Jason Southwell crashed over from close range and Thomas Hemingway added the conversion to make it 10-6, and the home side had a lead they never looked like losing.

A Hemingway penalty just before the break extended the Giants' advantage, and then after the interval they rammed home their superiority.

Within a minute of the restart Southwell had added a second converted score, and the victory charge had begun.

Three minutes later in-form Bolu Fagborun crossed for a score after an excellent Peter Robinson break and Hemingway converted to make it 22-6.

In the 61st minute Richard Knight scored after collecting a long Hemingway pass and three minutes later Ben Clare added his side's final try.

Chris Clough and Wroe scored late on to make the scoreline respectable for the Bulls.

But it couldn't hide the fact that Huddersfield were by far the dominant side and were very worthy winners.