Huddersfield got on the scoreboard first with a 3rd Minute try from centre James Evans after we had knocked on in the first set of six but neither the players or the fantastic travelling army from Wigan thought, hmmm is this going to be one of those days again?
We all seemed to believe we would win this and the players began to produce the goods.
It was neat combination between the halfbacks Dennis Moran and Danny Orr which saw us level the scores in the 11th minute. Moran's neat pass sent Orr over and Pat Richards converted to make it 6-4 Wigan.
Then minutes later Richards scored himself. A pass out wide from Bryan Fletcher saw Pat out power defending winger Matt Gardner. He scored but didn't convert, 10-4 Wigan.
On 20 minutes, 35 metres out, Huddersfield received a penalty and elected to kick for goal but Thorman missed. Strange decision to kick at goal whilst losing and from so far out but perhaps this was a sign of the Giants lack of confidence?
Wigan made them pay by hitting them with another try on 24 minutes. Darrell Goulding had been held up but it didn't matter as Chris Ashton soon touched down. Ashton continues to consistently score tries and he does not look out of place at full back. In a dismal season so far he has been a huge positive. Richards converted to stretch our lead to 16-4.
Huddersfield soon hit back with a try from ex Warrior Martin Aspinwall. A touchline conversion from Thorman made it 16-10. The try could have provided another mental blow to the Wigan lads. But they didn't falter and just got on with the task in hand.
They were helped though by the Giants who kicked the ball out on the full from the restart. This allowed Wigan to immediately hit back with a second try for Richards, as he again collected a kick into the corner from Moran. Danny Tickle on from the subs bench took over kicking duties but missed the conversion, 20-10 Wigan.
The game was still in the balance but a try right on half time put us in full control.
A loose ball was collected by Moran and on the break he looked to have sent Richards away for his hatrick. But he was caught by Stuart Donlan who held on to him for too long and was subsequently sin binned.
The extra man proved the difference as a long ball out wide from Bryan Fletcher sent Brett Dallas over in the corner. Tickle's conversion sent us in at the break with a 26-10 lead.
All season we'd seen Wigan produce 40 minute performances, whether it be a good first half or good second half. So you just wondered can we keep this up?
We sure did. Minutes in the second half Moran's kicking was causing the Giants more problems. Only a one on one ball steal from ex Warrior Stephen Wild denied Kevin Brown a try before Tickle scored.
Again it was Moran the creator as he provided the pass with sent Tickle away for an easy score. But he didn't convert his own try so it was 30-10.
Donlan returned from the sin bin but the damage was now too much to repair for the Giants and Wigan's new found confidence began to ooze.
Sean O'Loughlin scored in the 51st minute as he took advantage from obstruction by referee Karl Kirkpatrick. Locky took Wayne Godwin's pass and Huddersfield couldn't get at him because the ref was in the way. I'd have been fuming if that was us but when your lucks in you've got to take advantage.
Two minutes later Dallas scored his second try as he took advantage of a great run from Brown. Tickle converted one of the two and that made it 40-10.
Wigan continued to try and stretch their lead with both Feka Palea'asina and Fletcher held up over the line. Mick Higham was not to be denied though as he scored with 9 minutes to go. Tickle converted, 46-10.
Hitting 50 would have been the cherry and on top of the cake but it was Huddersfield who had the last say in the match as Thorman scored six minutes from time.