5th April 1999: Wakefield 22 Wigan 52
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Easter Monday 5th April 1999
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 22 Wigan Warriors 52
Belle Vue, Wakefield
JJB Sports Super League 4 - Round 4 of 30

Kick Off 3:30pm


Wigan Team
1

. 

Kris Radlinski

   
21

. 

Dwayne Best

   
4

. 

Gary Connolly

 T   
20

. 

Lee Gilmour

 T   
5

. 

Paul Johnson  T3   
6

. 

Greg Florimo    
2

. 

Jason Robinson  T   
23

. 

Brett Goldspink    
14

. 

Mick Cassidy  T   
10

. 

Tony Mestrov    
11

. 

Denis Betts  T   
22

. 

Rob Ball    
13

. 

Andy Farrell    G8 

Interchange:

8

. 

Neil Cowie    
12

. 

Simon Haughton    
16

. 

Terry O'Connor    
18

. 

Wes Davies  T   

Wakefield 

1. Andy Hodgson, 2. Lynton Stott, 3. Adrian Brunker, 6. Shane Kenward, 24. Neil Law, 12. Willie Poching, 7. Glen Tomlinson, 8. Francis Stephenson, 21. David March, 16. Andy Fisher, 26. Jamie Field, 15. Wayne McDonald, 20. Graham Law.
Interchange: 9. Ian Talbot, 17. Sean Richardson, 18. Paul March, 22. Paul Jackson.

Tries: Andy Hodgson 2, Neil Law, Ian Talbot
Goals: Ian Talbot 3

Report: 

Wigan had triple cause for celebration at Belle Vue on Easter Monday.

The Warriors over-ran hosts Wakefield, they chalked up their second half-century score of the campaign and Great Britain second row man Denis Betts crossed for his 100th career try.

It was a major personal milestone for Betts on a second front as it marked his return from a six-and-a-half month layoff due to knee surgery.

Betts, who opened Wigan's account after just 58 seconds, said he was delighted to get a full 80 minutes under his belt and finally crack the magical 100. His previous try had come 10 months ago.

Warriors coach John Monie added: "It went well for Denis and us. After Good Friday I was just happy to come here and get the points.

"Things fell away a bit in the second half for us but all credit to Wakefield for a better second 40."

Wigan led 34-0 at half-time after crossing over six times, but Wildcats staged a second-half fightback to score four well worked tries.

The recovery gave Wakefield coach Andy Kelly grounds for optimism, but he accused his players of being over-awed by the Wigan machine in the one-sided first half.

Wigan skipper Andy Farrell bagged 16 points with eight from nine conversions, while winger Paul Johnson scored probably the easiest hat-trick of his career with tries either side of half-time.

Half Time: 

Wakefield 0 Wigan 34

Attendance: 

6,104

Referee: 

Steve Presley (Castleford)

Super League 4 - Round 4 Results
Mon 5 Apr - Hull Sharks 21 Sheffield Eagles 23 - 3,995
Mon 5 Apr - Leeds Rhinos 38 London Broncos 12 - 12,665
Mon 5 Apr - St Helens 58 Bradford Bulls 14 - 15,042
Mon 5 Apr - Wakefield Wildcats 22 Wigan Warriors 52 - 6,104
Mon 5 Apr - Warrington Wolves 23 Gateshead Thunder 18 - 4,919
Tue 6 Apr - Halifax Blue Sox 30 Salford City Reds 14 - 3,725
Wed 7 Apr - Huddersfield Giants 14 Castleford Tigers 36 - 3,882

Top of the JJB Sports Super League 4 - After This Round
1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 4 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 8
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 4 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 8
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
5th Place:l London - Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
6th Place:l Bradford - Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
7th Place:l Leeds - Played - 4 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 4

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