It was a game that some would say the high-flying Huddersfield Giants were expected to win but it ended up being one that they lost, as the Hull Kingston Rovers produced an upset in this week’s round of results, defeating the Giants 35-28.
Trailing 22-10 at one stage, the Rovers reeled off 24 unanswered points before putting the icing on the cake with a field goal through Michael Dobson, to get them over the line.
Despite the win, though, Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock is not about to get carried away, knowing that not only were the Giants coming off a short turnaround but also that his side have to continue the good form into the future weeks.
“I am pleased with the performance because the boys worked hard and followed the gameplan,” said Sandercock.
“But I’m not getting too carried away because Huddersfield had a short turnaround and there were some tired boys from Huddersfield tonight.
“In the second play online blackjack 21 half we played well and we deserved to win. It was pleasing to come back from 12 points down and get the win.
“Travis Burns was outstanding and he was the best player on the field. He’s showing signs of getting his game to where it needs to be.”
Giants coach Paul Anderson was not about to beat around the bush, admitting that Hull KR were the better side.
“Obviously the loss is disappointing and especially the manner of the loss,” said Anderson.
“Sometimes in life you get what you deserve and tonight we did. I just think we just robbed ourselves of energy and we keep giving teams ball.
“Fair play to Hull KR, they played better and won. The scoreline tells that.
“It’s a tough place to come and any team that comes here and wins, it’s a good win. We’ve chalked plenty of those wins up this year but what we have to do now is respond.”