Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Wildcats
League VIII Round 18 Friday 11th July 2003. Kick Off 8:00pm at JJB Stadium.
CherryandWhite.co.uk Match Report by Rebecca Smith
The Warriors got back to winning ways with a workmanlike defeat of Wakefield
on Friday night.
Adrian Lam shone for Wigan, directing play, scoring two
tries and creating two more.
Brett Dallas continued to stake his claim
for a new contract scoring a brace of tries to go with his hat trick last
Wakefield threatened an upset when they clawed their way back to
within four points after the Warriors had raced to a 16-0 lead. But the Wildcats
just couldn't keep it up after the loss of the influential Adrian
Brett Dallas got the scoring underway after seven minutes. He
strolled over the line unopposed thanks to a clever pass out of the tackle from
teenager Gareth Hock who came off the subs bench when Paul Johnson was
stretchered off. Johnson fell heavily in a two man tackle that was placed on
Andy Farrell missed with his first conversion but did convert his
own try five minutes later.
He was again on target after Mick Cassidy
scored his 50th career try.
Colum Halpenny exploited a gaping hole in the
Wigan defence and sprinted to the try line. Jamie Rooney added the extras and
another penalty to give the visitors half-time hope at 16-8.
minutes of the second half the Wildcats scored again. David march managed to
ground the ball despite the attentions of four Wigan defenders.
Warriors then turned up the heat. Dallas got his second and was followed by
Briscoe and the brace from Adrian Lam who earned the players player of the match
award and praise from his coach. 'He showed some good touches and I think the
way we are playing has taken some pressure off him and allowed him to get his
running game going.'
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Tries: Brett Dallas 2 (7,
50) Andy Farrell (13) Mick Cassidy (24) Shaun Briscoe (55) Adrian
Lam 2 (61, 79)
Tries: Colum Halpenny (30) David
Goals: Andy Farrell
Goals: Jamie Rooney
Half Time: 16-8 Wigan Match Attendance:
8,073 Referee: Ashley Klein (London) Cherry and White.co.uk Star Man:
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