11th May 2018, 21:58 | ChallengeCup

Giants down Trinity to make the last eight

Giants down Trinity to make the last eight

Huddersfield Giants 24-14 Wakefield Trinity

Huddersfield Giants are through to the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup thanks to a 24-14 victory over Wakefield Trinity.

Mason Caton-Brown put the visitors ahead after just five minutes before Adam O'Brien crossed for Giants.

Liam Finn's two penalties secured Trinity a half-time lead, but Huddersfield produced a fine start to the second period to take charge.

First Matty English powered his way through for his first senior score before Ukuma Ta'ai was sent over by Jake Mamo.

Ta'ai then turned provider as Lee Gaskell added their fourth try of the contest, with Danny Brough kicking the fourth of his goals.

Ryan Hampshire's try, conveted by Finn, closed the gap but Huddersfield held on to reach the last eight.

Interim Huddersfield coach Chris Thorman said: "Matty English’s performance has to be right up there. He reminds me a lot of a young James Graham, and he’s got all the attributes to follow in his footsteps. I’ve known for a pretty long time how good Matty can be.”

One downside for the Giants was a serious-looking elbow injury to prop Daniel Smith. Thorman added: “It’s not looking good. He went straight to hospital with a dislocated elbow, and possibly a break and a ripped tricep as well.”

Wakefield boss Chris Chester said: “It’s tremendously disappointing. We were looking to go a long way in the competition, so to fall at the first hurdle is a big blow.

“But in the end, we didn’t deserve to reach the quarter-final, Huddersfield did. 

"I’ve already made it clear there could be a fair few changes for the game against Huddersfield at Magic next weekend.”