Wakefield Trinity 10-16 Wigan Warriors

Wakefield Trinity 10-16 Wigan Warriors


Liam Marshall’s try three minutes from time was enough for Wigan to edge past Wakefield in a physical match at the Beaumont Legal Stadium.

The wingers four-pointer was the only points of a tight second half as tries from Scott Grix and Ben Jones-Bishop were not enough for Chris Chester’s men.

Wigan took only six minutes to open the scoring as captain Sean O’Loughlin scored his first for nearly two years as he powered over from close range.

Wakefield hit back though as Ashley Gibson, making his first appearance of the season, put through a neat kick for full-back Grix to touch down.

Liam Finn uncharacteristically missed a relatively easy conversion but kicked a penalty goal 10 minutes later to level the scores at 6-6.

Anthony Gelling, making his 100th appearance in cherry and white, was sent to the sin-bin on the half hour mark for a dangerous lift which gave Trinity a chance to take the initiative before the break.

However, it was the 12 men who sprung to life as George Williams created an opening for Morgan Escare to race clear for the Warriors second four-pointer.

Wakefield were able to get their second try on half-time as quick passing created a two on one, allowing Grix to put Jones-Bishop in at the corner.

Finn was unable to convert as Wigan took a 12-10 lead into the sheds.

The second half continued in the same vain as the first with points hard to come by and Wakefield’s defence held firm after an avalanche of Wigan pressure in the third quarter.

Trinity skipper Danny Kirmond produced a try-saving tackle on Sam Powell as he somehow stopped the Warriors’ hooker grounding the ball, this meant the score stayed at 12-10 going into the dying moments.

However, Wigan would get over the line with three minutes to go as young winger Marshall, who put in a man of the match performance, took a floating pass to go in unopposed.

The game was in the balance right until the final seconds but it was the Warriors who prevailed as they backed up their Good Friday victory over Saints with a tough win.

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back100000
2Tom JohnstoneWing000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing100000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
7Liam FinnScrum Half010000
9Kyle WoodHooker000000
10Mitch Allgood 8Prop000000
11Matty Ashurst 20Second Row000000
15Ashley GibsonCentre000000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
17Craig Huby 12Prop000000
24Mason Caton-BrownCentre000000
32Dean Hadley 23Second Row000000
8Anthony England 10Interchange000000
12Danny Kirmond 17Interchange000000
20David Fifita 11Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 32Interchange000000
 Total 210000

Wigan Warriors

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
3Anthony GellingCentre000100
6George WilliamsStand Off000000
7Thomas LeuluaiScrum Half000000
10Ben Flower 8Prop000000
11Joel Tomkins 23Second Row000000
12Liam Farrell 26Second Row000000
13Sean O’LoughlinLoose Forward100000
16Sam PowellHooker000000
17Taulima Tautai 19Prop000000
22Morgan EscareFull Back120000
32Liam ForsythCentre000000
35Liam MarshallWing100001
36Tom DaviesWing000000
8Frank-Paul Nu’uausala 10Interchange000000
19Ryan Sutton 17Interchange000000
23Nick Gregson 11Interchange000000
26Romain Navarrete 12Interchange000000
 Total 320101

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 17, 2017 2:45 pm Super League 2017 Monday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wakefield Trinity10010
Wigan Warriors12416