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Wakefield Trinity make Wigan Warriors work for win

Facing the prospect of a 10th consecutive defeat to start the season Mark Applegarth’s Wakefield Trinity side had something of a free hit as they went to Wigan for the second time this season.

Last time they lost to the Wigan Warriors by a big scoreline and that was expected again as the Cherry and Whites looked to go top of the league with a win that would see them leapfrog Warrington Wolves at the Super League summit.

Within the opening 10 minutes, Wigan had the lead as a Bevan French cut out pass allowed Liam Marshall to dive in at the corner to take a 6-0 lead.

10 minutes later a Wakefield side struggling for points had a huge chance to level as they broke clear but a Mason Lino kick was unable to bring a try. Just three minutes later Wakefield would rue this missed chance as Abbas Miski scored finishing in the corner after being put in some good space and jinking past a tackle.

A try on either flank and by the halftime break they had one down the middle through Ethan Havard. 18-0 at the break.

At the start of the second half Wigan were reduced to 12 men as Willie Isa was sin binned for a hit on Harry Bowes and in his absence Wakefield got a try through Jay Pitts crashing over.

Perhaps a chance for the away side to make a game of it but it was soon over when Bevan French scored his 100th career try after good work from Abbas Miski to free him up.

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