Wakefield Wildcats v Wigan Warriors
League VII Round 3 Sunday 23rd March. Kick Off 3:30pm at Belle Vue.
CherryandWhite.co.uk Match Report by Rebecca Smith
Last Gasp win at Wakefield.
Stuart Raper promised his
players a video nasty after they scraped a late victory in an exciting game at
The Warriors were behind with ten minutes to go before tries
from Adrian Lam and David Hodgson secured the points.
The Wigan coach
said: 'Some blokes are going to cop it in the video session this
'We had to rely on youth to get us through and they did.' And he
issued a warning against complacancy saying: 'They just can't aford to be making
errors when others are coming back because no-one has a mortgage on places in
The Belle Vue crowd were treated to a fascinating game which
saw the lead change hands no fewer than six times.
opened the scoring on six minutes then mid-way through the half Wigan hit back
with two tries.
But the visitors lead was short lived. Jamie Ainscough
bought a scandalous dummy from Jon Wells which saw the former Castleford wingman
score. Then on the half hour Brad Davis went over for four points and he added a
one-pointer before the break to give the homeside an 18-12 advantage.
penalty from Ian Knott moments after the restart extended the Wakefield lead but
that was shortlived. The Warriors took control again thanks to tries from
O'Neill and Aspinwall.
Another Knott penalty saw the game swing back to
Wakefield and when Martyn Holland went over for the Wildcats fourth try of the
afternoon on 66 minutes the home crowd were hopefull of a shock
Adrian Lam scored his second to narrow the Wakefield lead to a
single point and David Hodgson's second try finally secured the Wigan
Although the result leaves Wakefield still searching for their first
points of the current league campaign their coach, Shane McNally, was not
dispondent. He said: 'The wins will come. We just have to remain positive though
I am disappointed.
'We are improving and heading in the right direction.
we just have to keep working hard.'
Tries: Richard Newlove
(6) Jon Wells (28) Brad Davis (30) Martyn Holland (65)
Tries: David Hodgson 2
(18,73) Adrian Lam 2 (21,70) Julian O'Neill (45) Martin Aspinwall
Goals: Ian Knott 6
Goals: Danny Tickle 2 Julian O'Neill
Drop Goal: Brad Davis
Half Time: 19-12 Wakefield Match
Attendance: 4,496 Referee: Steve Ganson (St Helens) Cherry and White.co.uk
Man of the Match : Gareth Hock
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