Huddersfield Giants lose out on Challenge Cup glory

They were narrowly beaten by Wigan 16-14 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Credit: Press Association

Huddersfield Giants were hoping to make history today as they took on Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup Final but their wait goes on.

They were narrowly beaten by Wigan 16-14 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

It was actually Huddersfield that dominated the opening fifteen, twenty minutes of the game, Tui Lolohea kicked the first point in just the second minute of play after working an overload Ricky Leutele made it six nil to the Giants but Wigan grew in to the game levelling through Harry Smith as he split the Huddersfield defence. 

Huddersfield Giants' Tuimoala Lolohea kicks a conversion during the game Credit: Press Association

Huddersfield though led at the break, Chris McQueen's quick feet found a way through to make it 10-6 at half time. 

The second half was much a different story.  Wigan found their feet, Jai Field fired Wigan in front for the first time in the game finishing a nice move. 

Huddersfield Giants' Chris Hill (left) tackled by Wigan Warriors' Liam Byrne Credit: Press Association

Local boy Jimmy McGillvary gave Huddersfield hope as he went over in the corner to put Huddersfield back in front. 

There was late, drama though as Liam Marshall broke Huddersfield's hearts to make it 16-14 and that's how it ended. 

The Giants have fallen at the final hurdle but there is plenty to be proud of with what they have done and still plenty to play for this season for the Giants.