Warrington Wolves won a close affair 19-12 against Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Warrington took the lead after six minutes, as Daryl Clark bundled his way over from dummy half. Stefan Ratchford converted for a six -point advantage.
After a tight half, Huddersfield pulled level just before the break. Anthony Gelling could only parry a kick towards the in-goal backwards, and Jake Wardle picked up the loose ball to score. Aidan Sezer converted.
However, that was not the last action of the first half, as Ratchford kicked a 45m penalty to send the Wire ahead at the break.
Huddersfield took the lead for the first time just two minutes into the second half, as James Gavet attacked the line, and got over under the posts. Sezer converted for a four-point lead.
Warrington hit the front for the third time soon after, as Josh Thewlis broke down the wing, gave the ball to Ratchford, who then passed inside to Clark for his second. Ratchford then converted.
Just before the hour, Warrington grabbed another for a little bit of breathing space. Gelling got the ball out wide and barged his way over. Ratchford missed the conversion, meaning their advantage was six points.
Huddersfield’s cause was damaged when Sezer was sent to the sin bin with less than 10 minutes to go after kicking the ball away in frustration.
In their next attack, Warrington looked to have sealed it , as Gareth Widdop added a drop-goal.
Both sides return to action on Thursday. Warrington face Hull KR, while Huddersfield face Wigan. Both matches are in Leeds.