11th August 2017, 22:23 | super8

Wigan stay in the hunt for Fourth

Wigan stay in the hunt for Fourth

Wigan Warriors 18-4 Huddersfield Giants

Wigan Warriors stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish with a hard-fought 18-4 triumph over Huddersfield Giants to leapfrog their visitors in the Betfred Super League table.

The visitors led a wet encounter 4-0 after Jermaine McGillvary picked up a loose ball from a Danny Brough kick, but the Warriors hit back through an Anthony Gelling score. 

It looked like it was going to be all square at half-time until George Williams’ kick through was touched down by Liam Farrell.

The hosts then stretched their lead by two points in the second half through the boot of Sam Powell, and Sam Tomkins rubbed salt in Huddersfield’s wounds with a late try.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “Our defence was miles better. You have to remember Huddersfield have been flying, beating teams and scoring lots of points.

"They have some great attacking players in their team, so to defend that way was great. (I'm) very happy. It’s been a really tough week for everybody and it will be another one this week.”

Wane's opposite number Rick Stone admitted: “I think the opposition were a bit better to be honest. They were a bit hungrier and keener.

"We had our chances, we were closest enough if we were good enough. We needed to execute a bit better."