Wakefield Trinity 28-26 Huddersfield Giants

Salford Wakefield combined team

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Ben Jones-Bishop’s try 10 minutes from time proved to be the difference at the Beaumont legal Stadium as Wakefield came from behind to defeat Huddersfield.

The Giants twice opened a two-score lead in the game but they were unable to hold off Trinity who continue to defy the odds in Super League 2017.

It was the hosts who got off to a quick start as they scored within the first two minutes, Jones-Bishop catching the defence cold after great centre play from Reece Lyne.

Huddersfield responded within the first 10 minutes, impressive full-back Jake Mamo show speed and evasiveness to cross the whitewash.

Mamo turned provider moments later as his long pass allowed Jermaine McGillvary to score in the corner and put Rick Stone’s men in front.

Now with momentum the Giants crossed again just after the first quarter, half-back Lee Gaskell getting the ball down from close range with Martyn Ridyard notching his third successful goal to make it 18-6.

With their backs against the wall Chris Chester’s men needed a response and they got it as Lyne used his superb footwork close to the line before grounding the ball.

The game had now swung Trinity’s way and Danny Kirmond went over just before half-time after great work from Liam Finn and Jacob Miller, Huddersfield taking a slender 18-16 advantage into the sheds.

Just like their opponents did to them in the first period, Huddersfield caught Wakefield cold early in the second half as a Ridyard’s 40/20 set the platform for Dale Ferguson to go over.

Now trailing by eight again, Trinity were in danger of falling too far behind but they were given a lifeline when Lyne crossed for his second four-pointer after Mamo was unable to deal with Williams’ kick.

A Ridyard penalty goal made the score 26-22 to the visitors but it was to be Wakefield’s night as with 10 minutes to go Jones-Bishop latched onto a brilliant pass from Williams before the scrum-half nailed the touchline conversion to put Trinity 28-26 ahead.

Huddersfield had their chances but were unable to breach the line in the final moments as Chris Chester’s side continued their fine form and cemented fifth position.

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
4Reece LyneCentre200000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing200000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
7Liam FinnScrum Half030001
8Anthony England 17Prop000000
9Kyle Wood 14Hooker000000
11Matty AshurstSecond Row000000
12Danny Kirmond 27Second Row100000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
18Joe ArundelCentre000000
20David Fifita 23Prop000000
24Mason Caton-BrownWing000000
14Sam Williams 9Interchange010000
17Craig Huby 8Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 20Interchange000000
27James Batchelor 12Interchange000000
 Total 540001

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jake MamoFull Back100000
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing100000
3Leroy CudjoeCentre000000
4Lee GaskellStand Off100000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
8Sam Rapira 10Prop000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeLoose Forward000000
12Dale Ferguson 16Second Row100000
14Kruise Leeming 31Hooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 18Prop000000
24Darnell McIntoshWing000000
30Alex MellorSecond Row000000
33Martyn RidyardScrum Half050000
10Shannon Wakeman 8Interchange000000
16Oliver Roberts 12Interchange000000
18Paul Clough 15Interchange000000
31Adam O’Brien 14Interchange000000
 Total 450000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 26, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wakefield Trinity161228
Huddersfield Giants18826