Wildcats Reserves 26, Wigan Reserves 18
Patched-up Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Reserves playing the second of three matches in three days beat a highly-rated Wigan side in a re-arranged fixture at Belle Vue on Wednesday evening.
And it proved to be an eventful night for stand off Joel Gibson. He scored hat-trick at hat-trick of tries and was sent off in injury time.
Wakefield were losing 10-18 at halftime and they staged a storming fight-back to chalk up a creditable win.
The Wildcats other points came from tries by centre Danny Lawson and prop forward Adam Gledhill while skipper Matthew Wildie slotted home three goals.
Head Coach Tony Drury said: “In the second half the lads put right what they failed to do in the first half and we won the second half 14-0 against a good Wigan team.
“I was very pleased with the discipline the side showed, particularly in the second half
“It was good hard-working performance and when you take into consideration that through various circumstances we had to use some of our Under 18 side; that we played a tough local derby against Castleford on Sunday and then face St Helens at home on Saturday we did well.”