Official Match Report
Josh Charnley crossed with four minutes remaining as Wigan Warriors made it two wins from as many First Utility Super League matches with a 18-13 victory over an injury-hit Huddersfield Giants.
The Giants were leading 13-12 heading into the last 10 minutes until England winger Charnley waltzed through two tacklers to touch down.
Huddersfield, without the likes of injured Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree and Scott Grix and the recently retired Luke Robinson, had led 6-0 at half-time following Jermaine McGillvary's 24th-minute try off the back of a defence-splitting pass from Jamie Ellis, who converted.
Luke Robinson delivered an emotional half-time speech after having to retire this week through injury pic.twitter.com/FA1J1Hl9Zp— Super League (@SuperLeague) February 12, 2016
But Wigan came storming back just after the interval, levelling the scores when Liam Farrell latched onto a knock back from Dan Sarginson following a kick from Matty Smith.
After Jake Connor had a try disallowed when the video referee deemed he had not grounded the ball, Dom Manfredi took advantage of poor Giants defending from a high kick to score a minute later.
Former St Helens winger Jamie Foster scored in the corner on his debut before an Ellis drop goal edged the Giants ahead, but Charnley had the last say to secure a sixth successive win over Huddersfield.
Gutted for the lads but proud of them all, what a massive effort.— Eorl Crabtree (@BigEorl) February 12, 2016
|76||goal||Goal scored for Wigan by Matty Smith||13-18|
|76||try||Try scored for Wigan by Josh Charnley||11-18|
|71||dropgoal||Dropgoal scored for Huddersfield by Jamie Ellis||7-18|
|68||goal||Goal scored for Huddersfield by Jamie Ellis||7-14|
|65||try||Try scored for Huddersfield by Jamies Foster||7-12|
|57||try||Try scored for Wigan by Dom Manfredi||7-10|
|57||goal||Goal scored for Wigan by Matty Smith||7-6|
|44||goal||Goal scored for Wigan by Matty Smith||3-6|
|44||try||Try scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell||1-6|
|25||try||Try scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary||0-6|
|25||goal||Goal scored for Huddersfield by Jamie Ellis||0-2|