Super League: Huddersfield Giants 20-6 Warrington Wolves
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|Betfred Super League|
|Huddersfield Giants (14) 20|
|Tries: Ferguson, McIntosh, Turner Goals: Brough 4|
|Warrington Wolves (6) 6|
|Try: Lineham Goal: Goodwin|
Huddersfield Giants picked up their first win of the Super League season with a home victory against Warrington.
Tom Lineham put the Wolves ahead early on but Huddersfield hit back through converted tries from Dale Ferguson and Darnell Mackintosh to make it 12-4.
Danny Brough's goal extended their lead before Bryson Goodwin hit back with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.
Jordan Turner's score in the corner settled it, with the visitors unable to find a way back into the game.
The adverse weather affected the match at the John Smith's Stadium, with wet conditions limiting both sides' opportunities and Warrington conceding penalties regularly.
The Wolves have now lost both their opening games of the 2018 campaign under new head coach Steve Price, after a defeat to defending champions Leeds in their first match.
Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone:
"I thought our effort was great. Seventeen players had a real crack and competed for the whole game.
"For the most part, we did pretty well. At any time you make less than 10 mistakes you give yourself a good chance, and in those conditions - we were pretty happy with that.
"The pleasing part from us in the second half, compared to last week, is we came back and tried to repeat what we did in the first half and we got through."
Warrington head coach Steve Price:
"It's not the standard that we accept as a footy club.
"We were very confident leading into the game, we got off to a reasonable start and to come out with a display like that is very disappointing.
"When you are dishing out 14 errors and 14 penalties, and within that 14, three of them while we had control of the ball, is unacceptable.
"It's a personal responsibility to be able to control the ball, it's a personal responsibility to be disciplined in the game and when you are dishing out 28 of them combined errors and penalties, you are never going to give yourself a chance."
Huddersfield: Mamo, McIntosh, Gaskell, Turner, Murphy, Rankin, Brough, Clough, O'Brien, Ta'ai, Ferguson, Roberts, Hinchcliffe.
Interchanges: Leeming, Ikahihifo, Smith, Dickinson.
Warrington: Ratchford, Lineham, Goodwin, Atkins, Russell, Brown, Patton, Hill, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Murdoch-Masila.
Interchanges: Westwood, Philbin, King, Smith.
Referee: Ben Thaler.