Huddersfield glory in Yorkshire derby
HUDDERSFIELD produced arguably their best away performance of the season to down Sheffield in an intriguing Yorkshire derby to join them safely in mid-table.
The two sides exchanged penalties before Lewis Bradley scored the first try of the match for Huddersfield.
That gave Huddersfield a half-time advantage but Sheffield came roaring out of the blocks and took the lead immediately.
Full-back Fergus Wood dotted down but scrumhalf Stephen Depledge missed the conversion.
Huddersfield regrouped and let their forwards provide the muscle and they grinded down Sheffield, earning three penalties which replacement Harry Davey sent flying through the posts.
That opened up an eight-point lead for the away side before Danny Grainger crossed for their second try of the game.
With a 13-point lead 17 minutes from time, Huddersfield took their foot off the gas and Sheffield launched forward – scoring their second try of the match seven minutes from time thanks to winger Lewis Bowman.
But any hope of a comeback was dashed when lock Adam Malthouse crashed over late on to secure a welldeserved fifth win of the campaign for the visitors.