Early burst proves enough for Field
crash over near the posts. Scrum half Joel Hinchliffe added two more points with the conversion.
With the bonus point secured the home side found themselves defending in the second quarter.
A penalty kick to touch took the visitors into the Huddersfield half and some good tackles and turnovers were produced to keep them at bay.
On the half-hour Huddersfield counter-attacked well. With the Tigers penalised at the breakdown, referee Woods reversed his decision when hooker Francis Entressengle joined it with a swinging arm and he finished the half in the sin-bin.
With half-time approaching winger Danny Grainger and lock Adam Malthouse both came close to scoring, before Huddersfield skipper Alex Battye and Tigers No.8 Frank Wragg were sent to join Entressengle in the bin after an altercation between the pair.
Deep into stoppage time another fine break by Morrill led to a second try for Thompson, which Workman converted from wide out, bringing an end to an entertaining 40 minutes of rugby.
The Tigers started the second period in determined mood, going on to produce a classic game of two halves.
Having held continuous possession in the opening minutes the league’s leading try-scorer Jamie Broadly added to his tally, rounding off a fine move in the centre.
On 50 minutes, with all 30 players back on the park, Huddersfield’s replacement flanker Ben Hoyle took up one of the vacant seats in the sinbin after referee Mr Woods flashed his yellow card for the fourth and final time.
Tigers pressed strongly and came close shortly after Hoyle’s departure, and when Huddersfield were penalised the resulting lineout led to their second score.
The ball was taken well at the throw-in and a well-constructed maul was set up behind it. With the ball securely at the rear hooker Tom Coates peeled off for the try after a steady drive towards the line.
Although Huddersfield didn’t add to their tally in the second half, they did have their moments.
On three occasions they produced very dynamic breaks but each time, when things looked promising, they lost possession in contact.
The bonus point win leaves Huddersfield in a solid sixth place in the table with only two games remaining.
Huddersfield YMCA won 42-26 in their North One East clash at Northern RUFC. Match report in tomorrow’s Examiner.