Wakefield Trinity 26-12 Warrington Wolves

Wakefield Trinity 26-12 Warrington Wolves

Report

Warrington’s hopes of avoiding a Super League relegation fight took a blow after suffering defeat at Wakefield.

Wakefield led 14-6 at half time, with second-half tries from Kyle Wood and Mason Caton-Brown sealing the win.

Warrington gave away a penalty in the eighth minute allowing the hosts the chance to opening the scoring. Wakefield’s Liam Finn opted to get the scoreboard rolling and go for the two points. Finn made no mistake, 2-0.

Wakefield’s lead was short-lived, though. Brad Dwyer snook over from dummy half to put the visitors in front in the 12th minute. Stefan Ratchford converted, 2-6.

The hosts regained the lead nine minutes later. Wood managed an offload to Bill Tupou on the last tackle, who raced away for the try. Finn converted to nudge Wakefield ahead, 8-6.

Five minutes later Wakefield were awarded a penalty. Finn opted to go for goal from 30 metres out and once again made no mistake, 10-6.

Wakefield further extended their lead three minutes before the half-time break. A wonderful miss-out pass from Sam Williams put Ben Jones-Bishop in at the corner. Finn was unable to convert from the touchline, 14-6.

Five minutes into the second half, there was a stoppage in play when Warrington’s Will Dagger went down injured. After plenty of medical attention, the fullback was forced off the field on a stretcher.

Wakefield opened the scoring in the second half. It was a trademark dummy-half try from Wood in the 50th minute, sneaking over from the play-the-ball. Finn converted, 20-6.

Moments later, Wakefield’s Keegan Hirst was sent to the sin-bin for a crushing tackle on Daryl Clark.

After numerous penalties against Wakefield, Chris Hill powered over underneath the sticks in the 55th minute for Warrington’s second score of the evening. Ratchford converted, 20-12.

Caton-Brown finished after good work from Finn and Dean Hadley to push Wakefield further ahead. Finn’s conversion put the hosts three scores ahead with five minutes of the game remaining, 26-12.

Wakefield went on to win the game, leaving them fifth and ending a three-match losing run.

Warrington, who won the League Leaders’ Shield last season, are two places and three points adrift of the top eight with three games left.

Referee: Robert Hicks

SCORING SEQUENCE: 2-0, 2-6, 8-6, 10-6, 14-6, 20-6, 20-12, 26-12.

Written by Adam Gray.

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
3Bill TupouCentre100000
4Reece LyneCentre000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing100000
7Liam FinnScrum Half050001
8Anthony England 15Prop000000
9Kyle WoodHooker100000
11Matty Ashurst 18Second Row000000
14Sam WilliamsStand Off000000
16Tinirau Arona 26Loose Forward000000
17Craig Huby 23Prop000000
24Mason Caton-BrownCentre100000
32Dean HadleySecond Row000000
15Adam Walker 8Interchange000000
18Joe Arundel 11Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 17Interchange000000
26Chris Annakin 16Interchange000000
 Total 450001

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Will DaggerFull Back000000
21Jack JohnsonFull Back000000
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back020000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre000000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half000000
8Chris HillProp100000
12Jack HughesSecond Row000000
14Mike Cooper 10Prop000000
15Brad Dwyer 9Hooker100000
19Kevin PennyWing000000
23Joe Philbin 18Second Row000000
24Benjamin Jullien 39Second Row000000
35Peta HikuCentre000000
9Daryl Clark 15Interchange000000
10Ashton Sims 14Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 23Interchange000000
39Sam Wilde 24Interchange000000
 Total 220000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 1, 2017 6:30 pm Super League 2017 Saturday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wakefield Trinity141226
Warrington Wolves6612