Hud­der­s­field glory in York­shire derby

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - ■ By ROGER KEE­GAN

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.

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