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Match Report: Wigan 42 Wakefield 24
Posted by Bilko on July 08 2006 - 08:05

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Friday 7th July 2006
Wigan Warriors 42 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 24
JJB Stadium, Wigan
Engage Super League 11 - Round 20 of 28

Kick Off 8:00pm


- Wigan       - Wakefield    
29 Chris Ashton       1 Colum Halpenny  T   
2 Mark Calderwood  T2      14 Paul White    
1 Kris Radlinski       3 Jason Demetriou    
35 Nathan McAvoy  T      28 Ryan Atkins    
5 Brett Dallas       5 Semi Tadulala    
6 Danny Orr  T      16 Jamie Rooney    G4 
20 Michael Dobson    G9    6 Ben Jeffries    
10 Iafeta Paleaaesina       29 Adam Watene  T   
9 Mick Higham       13 Monty Betham    
37 Stuart Fielden       10 Michael Korkidas    
11 Gareth Hock       11 David Solomona  T2   
12 Bryan Fletcher  T      26 Ned Catic    
13 Sean O'Loughlin  T      12 Jamie Field    
8 Scott Logan       7 Sam Obst    
15 Danny Tickle       8 Darrell Griffin    
18 Wayne Godwin       18 Olivier Elima    
19 Harrison Hansen       19 Kevin Henderson    


If Wakefield had turned up sooner that the second half, this match could have been different but their failure to do so ensured Wigan won this match comfortably.

Wakefield seem to be bleating about the ref and the first sin bin offence was a bit of a joke really. I've seen far, far worse go unpunished.

But after that video referee decision they got at Belle Vue in May, they have to accept its swings and roundabouts. The ref was bad but no doubts in my mind that Wigan were the better team. We scored some great tries tonight.

I felt Wigan were just up for this more than Wakefield. The Wildcats were too busy dummy spitting, David Solomona in particular and our better handling of the pressure was the difference between victory easy or a tense tight game.

During this run of form the two point penalties have been crucial and Wigan wasted no time at all in attempting penalties shots in the early moments of this match.

First opportunity came in only the 3rd minute. A high tackle on Sean O'Loughlin gave Michael Dobson a shot at goal from a wide angle. He missed but made up for it two minutes later as he made it 2-0. This time Wakefield punished for a ball steal.

A third penalty was given in the 8th minute. After kicking on the last tackle, Danny Orr was supposedly hit late by Michael Korkidas. Very harsh I felt but referee Ashley Klein sin binned the Greek and Dobson made it 4-0 with his boot.

Wakefield did well to see out Korkidas' sin bin stint but no sooner had he returned Ben Jeffries was given ten minutes for a blatant Professional Foul. Brett Dallas had broke away and was just denied a 60 metre solo try by a last ditch tackle by Trinity full back Colum Halpenny. Halpenny hung on to Dallas just short of the line in the corner and just as Dallas got up to play the ball he was knocked over by Jeffries. Personally I think Halpenny should have been binned and not Jeffries but someone deserved to go.

Seconds later Wigan scored the first try of the game. Mick Higham from dummy half sent Bryan Fletcher under the posts for an easy score. Dobson converted to make it 10-0 after 20 minutes.

Few minutes later and Fletcher was now the provider. His great pass sent Calderwood away down the wing and he touched down to make it 16-0, with a good conversion from Dobson.

Wakefield would have been perhaps pleased that it was only 16-0 with half time approaching, having had 20 minutes with 12 men, but a crucial try was scored right on the hooter. A brilliant line break from Danny Orr was supported by Calderwood who scored his second try of the night. Dobson's conversion made it 22-0 at half time and pretty much it was game over.

First try of the second half was always going to be the difference between a Wakefield mini fightback or Wigan running away towards 50.

They needed the first score to lift there spirits and got it after just five minutes. A great kick from Sam Obst was touched down by Adam Watene and a conversion from Rooney made it 22-6.

Wakefield's discipline let them down again though when they handed the initiative straight back to us. Solomona was penalised with possession for punching tackler Danny Tickle. From that penalty good hands from Wayne Godwin and Scott Logan put Orr under the sticks. Dobson converted - 28-6.

Wakefield hit back and it was another kick which proved our undoing. Halpenny won the race to a short kick which Rooney again converted - 28-12.

But then game the game breaker. Wakefield in possession dropped the ball and cleverly Nathan McAvoy decided to hack it on. He chased it, hacked it again and eventually scored a crucial try via the video referee. Dobson's conversion made it 34-12.

Wakefield tried a short kick off but it was woeful. Didn't go 10 metres and this error saw Wigan go further ahead. O'Loughlin banged the penalty deep into Wakefield territory, and seconds later took a Higham short ball at express pace to give Dobson another simple conversion - 40-12.

Solomona, clearly frustrated by the big penalty given against him for striking Danny Tickle, scored two consolations late on but it was too little too late for Wakefield.

Dobson kicked a late penalty for Wigan in the 78th minute to make the final score 42-24 but why? With a lead like that with 2 minutes left surely we should be thinking about points difference which could still be important. Don't know who's call it was but bad captaincy if you ask me.

02mins:18 Wigan 00 Wakefield 00 M.Dobson Missed Penalty Goal (0/1)
04mins:03 Wigan 02 Wakefield 00 Penalty Goal: Michael Dobson (1/2)
07mins:30 Wakefield  Sin Bin Michael Korkidas (Late Tackle)
08mins:38 Wigan 04 Wakefield 00 Penalty Goal: Michael Dobson (2/3)
19mins:16 Wakefield  Sin Bin Ben Jeffries (Interference)
20mins:07 Wigan 08 Wakefield 00 Try: Bryan Fletcher
- Wigan 10 Wakefield 00 Conversion: Michael Dobson (3/4)
24mins:46 Wigan 14 Wakefield 00 Try: Mark Calderwood
- Wigan 16 Wakefield 00 Conversion: Michael Dobson (4/5)
39mins:13 Wigan 20 Wakefield 00 Try: Mark Calderwood
- Wigan 22 Wakefield 00 Conversion: Michael Dobson (5/6)
Half Time Wigan Warriors 22 Wakefield Wildcats 00
43mins:14 Wigan 22 Wakefield 04 Try: Adam Watene
- Wigan 22 Wakefield 06 Conversion: Jamie Rooney (1/1)
48mins:25 Wigan 26 Wakefield 06 Try: Danny Orr
- Wigan 28 Wakefield 06 Conversion: Michael Dobson (6/7)
50mins:58 Wigan 28 Wakefield 10 Try: Colum Halpenny
- Wigan 28 Wakefield 12 Conversion: Jamie Rooney (2/2)
55mins:55 Wigan 32 Wakefield 12 Try: Nathan McAvoy
- Wigan 34 Wakefield 12 Conversion: Michael Dobson (7/8)
58mins:51 Wigan 38 Wakefield 12 Try: Sean O'Loughlin
- Wigan 40 Wakefield 12 Conversion: Michael Dobson (8/9)
65mins:43 Wigan 40 Wakefield 16 Try: David Solomona
- Wigan 40 Wakefield 18 Conversion: Jamie Rooney (3/3)
70mins:29 Wigan 40 Wakefield 22 Try: David Solomona
- Wigan 40 Wakefield 24 Conversion: Jamie Rooney (4/4)
77mins:58 Wigan 42 Wakefield 24 Penalty Goal: Michael Dobson (9/10)
Full Time Wigan Warriors 42 Wakefield Wildcats 24

Ashley Klein (London)



Super League 11 - Round 20 Results
Fri 7 July Leeds Rhinos 26 Bradford Bulls 24 17,700
Fri 7 July St Helens 52 Catalan Dragons 26 8,058
Fri 7 July Wigan Warriors 42 Wakefield Wildcats 24 13,686
Sat 8 July Salford City Reds 20 Hull FC 24 4,076
Sat 8 July Harlequins 24 Castleford Tigers 16 3,656
Sun 9 July Warrington Wolves 30 Huddersfield Giants 26 7,785

Engage Super League 11 Table - After This Round
- Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 St Helens 20 17 0 3 615 294 +321 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 20 16 0 4 645 357 +288 32
3 Hull FC 20 15 0 5 552 422 +130 30
4 Bradford Bulls 20 11 2 7 536 384 +152 24
5 Warrington Wolves 20 10 0 10 541 452 +89 20
6 Salford City Reds 20 10 0 10 441 368 +73 20
7 Harlequins 20 7 1 12 381 614 -233 15
8 Castleford Tigers 20 7 1 12 460 699 -239 15
9 Huddersfield Giants 20 7 0 13 445 555 -110 14
10 Wakefield Wildcats 20 6 0 14 426 558 -132 12
11 Wigan Warriors 20 6 0 14 424 576 -152 12
12 Catalan Dragons 20 6 0 14 479 656 -177 12

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