Wakefield Wildcats fight back to stun Huddersfield Giants

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats scored 19 unanswered second-half points to beat Huddersfield Giants 35-14 and bag their first win in five Stobart Super League XVII outings.

New coach Paul Anderson saw his team break the deadlock at the Galpharm Stadium through former Wildcats winger Luke George but the visitors edged ahead 24 minutes into the first half when Ben Cockayne latched onto Tim Smith’s kick and Paul Sykes kicked the first of his five conversions.

George went over again in the final minute of the half and Huddersfield went 14-6 up soon after the resumption through Eorl Crabtree’s try and Danny Brough’s goal.

But it was one-way traffic from that point, Dean Collis crossing before Trinity restored their lead when Lee Smith raced over for his first try for the club.

Quick-fire tries from Richie Mathers and Smith put Wakefield 28-14 up and Richard Agar’s men ended the game with a flourish as Danny Kirmond bagged their sixth try and Sykes landed a late drop goal.

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