Super League stars shine as Wakefield Trinity reserves down Castleford Tigers

Yesterday was a real low for Wakefield as they lost to Toulouse despite leading 20-4 at the break.

Making matters worse, the defeat leaves Wakefield in real peril just two points above Toulouse at the bottom of the table as the battle for survival well and truly hots up following yesterdays result.

So, things are no doubt a bit down at Belle Vue today but their reserves have given them a much needed boost with a 64-22 win over Castleford with plenty of first team players shining in the win.

Their first two tries came courtesy of first teamer as new signing Josh Bowden scored just two minutes into his first appearance for the club after missing out yesterday.

Then another former Hull FC man crossed for Trinity’s next try as Tom Lineham made it 10-0.

Lineham would then double his money before halftime as did Josh Bowden as Trinity took a 36-6 lead at the break with Willie Poching’s son Kobe also crossing for a try.

In the second half the tide of tries continued with regular first teamer this year Harry Bowes scoring prior to a quick fire double from another first team option Thomas Minns which wrapped up a 64-22 win.

It’s not much of a surprise given the Super League experience in their side compared to the youth of the Castleford side with no regular first team players in their 17.

So, the Tigers can take heart from their performance scoring four tries against an experienced team whilst the likes of Tom Lineham and Thomas Minns will no doubt give Willie Poching some food for thought.

Josh Bowden meanwhile has surely cemented his debut next week against Hull KR.

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