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23rd March 2003: Wakefield 29 Wigan 34
Wakefield Wildcats v Wigan Warriors Tetley's Super 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 Belle Vue.

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 week.'

'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 this team.'

The Belle Vue crowd were treated to a fascinating game which saw the lead change hands no fewer than six times.

Underdogs Wakefield 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.

A 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 win.

Adrian Lam scored his second to narrow the Wakefield lead to a single point and David Hodgson's second try finally secured the Wigan win.

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.'
Team Sheets



Pos No.
1 Martyn Holland Full Back 1 Kris Radlinski
24 Colum Halpenny Wing 2 Brett Dallas
3 Gareth Ellis Centre 18 Martin Aspinwall
17 Richard Newlove Centre 14 David Hodgson
5 Jon Wells Wing 3 Jamie Ainscough
6 Ben Jeffries Stand Off 15 Sean O'Loughlin
7 Brad Davis Scrum Half 7 Adrian Lam
12 Jamie Field Prop 10 Craig Smith
14 Paul Handforth Hooker 17 Mark Smith
10 Dallas Hood Prop 16 Danny Sculthorpe
11 Troy Slattery 2nd Row 12 Danny Tickle
15 Ian Knott 2nd Row 4 Paul Johnson
13 Adrian Vowles L.Forward 23 Gareth Hock
2 Waisale Sovatabua Sub 6 Julian O'Neill
8 Clinton O'Brien Sub 19 Stephen Wild
16 Jamie Rooney Sub 20 Luke Robinson
20 David Wrench Sub 21 Ricky Bibey
Score Sheet
Wakefield Wildcats 29-34 Wigan Warriors

Richard Newlove (6)
Jon Wells (28)
Brad Davis (30)
Martyn Holland (65)

David Hodgson 2 (18,73)
Adrian Lam 2 (21,70)
Julian O'Neill (45)
Martin Aspinwall (48)

Ian Knott 6

Danny Tickle 2
Julian O'Neill 3

Drop Goal:
Brad Davis (39)

Match Info

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

Alternative Match Reports
Cats surrender to late Warriors charge - Wakefield Express Match Report
Wigan hold on in thriller - BBC Match Report
Warriors dig deep to see off Wildcats - Sky Sports Match Report
Wigan edge thriller - Press Association Match Report
Wigan snatch win - superleague.co.uk Match Report
Two late tries see Wigan edge out Wakefield - rleague.com Match Report
Teenagers inspire late push by Wigan - The Times Match Report
Late rally by young bloods wears down Wakefield - The Independent
Young guns fire up Wigan revival - Guardian Match Report
Wigan leave it late to seal win - wiganrl.com report
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