HUDDERSFIELD Giants full-back Scott Grix admits his side’s 24-24 draw at Warrington felt like a defeat even though they rescued a point in the final seconds.
Nerveless Danny Brough kicked his second drop goal of the game on Thursday night to finally end the West Yorkshire club’s 10-match losing streak against Tony Smith’s side.
However, Huddersfield had been 19-6 ahead after 56 minutes at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“I’d like to watch it back as straight after the game in the changing room it felt like we’d lost,” said Grix.
“Even though Broughy saved our skins on the bell and we got the draw it didn’t feel great.
“We put ourselves in a good position to win that game. There was a lot said beforehand about how many times we’d gone there and suffered defeat.
“But at least now we know if we can put ourselves in a good position we can win next time.
“If we want to win the comp we’ll probably have to meet Warrington again but we know what’s coming now.”
The Ireland international admitted Huddersfield failed to deal with the pressure when Warrington scored three converted tries in eight minutes to take a 24-23 lead.
“It gets a bit eerie out there,” said Grix. “They scored a couple of tries and you’re quiet behind the sticks, the crowd’s going nuts and you sort of feel it coming.
“You have to try nip it in the bud as soon as possible and we didn’t manage to.”
Brough also missed an easy conversion of Jodie Broughton’s 43rd minute try which proved costly but Grix maintained: “We were way in front by then so that shouldn’t really of mattered. It’s the end of the year and everyone’s playing like play-off football so we’ll regroup and go again.”
Huddersfield would have jumped from sixth to second if they had won, bolstering hopes of perhaps retaining the League Leaders’ Shield.