Extra Time costs Wildcats The Cup

posted on 21 May 2011

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 18 Castleford Tigers 20

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by The Castleford Tigers this afternoon in the 10th minute of extra time at a bright and busy Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

After an explosive, intense start the visitors were the first to get the points on the board with a try from Brett Ferres after 8 minutes. A successful conversion put the Tigers in the lead with 6 points to nil. Wakefield responded well and sustained pressure on Csatleford, forcing a knock on with the try line beckoning.

The improved Wildcats defence lead to Club Captain Glenn Morrison powering over the line in the 17th minute. Impressive youngster Josh Vievers slotted the ball between the sticks and brought the scores level.

A stint of strong Wakefield defence kept the visitors out and kept the scores even for 15 minutes. Castleford came close to taking the lead but the video referee denied them the four points. A Wakefield penalty in the 31st minute allowed the home side to take the two points, Josh Veivers kicked the goal successfully and pushed the Wildcats in front. After a very heated first half, the scores stood at 8-6.

The second half started strong, with powerful Wakefield defence and a penalty given on the 20 metre line lead to Veivers adding a further two points. The Wildcats extended their lead to 10-6.

Another Wakefield try followed – after going to the screen, Lee’s touchdown was accepted and with Vievers adding the extras with the boot the scores stood at 16-6. Castleford responded well with two quick tries from Chase and Orr respectively, with an unsuccessful conversion the scores were level again at 16-16.

With a disallowed try from Morton, penalty kicks were the way in which both teams would add extra points on the board. Josh Veivers continued his 100% kicking record and added 2 more, with the Tigers doing exactly the same just minutes later. With two minutes to go the scores were even at 18-18. The full time hooter blew and extra time was announced.

A tense, determined and physical ten minutes were to follow. With a number of rushed drop goal attempts from both sides the scores were still level at 18-18 with one minute of extra time left. A Castleford penalty was given in the tenth minute – with an impressive kick from 40 metres out Kirk Dixon won the game for the visiting side.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats put in a sterling performance and showed pure grit, determination and pride and fought hard right until the final second.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats take on The Catalan Dragons next Sunday, 29th May in Super League Round 15 for their second home game in a row. For ticket information call 01924 211611, call into the Wildcats Superstore or visit www.wakefieldwildcats.co.uk.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by The Castleford Tigers this afternoon in the 10th minute of extra time at a bright and busy Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

After an explosive, intense start the visitors were the first to get the points on the board with a try from Brett Ferres after 8 minutes. A successful conversion put the Tigers in the lead with 6 points to nil. Wakefield responded well and sustained pressure on Csatleford, forcing a knock on with the try line beckoning.

The improved Wildcats defence lead to Club Captain Glenn Morrison powering over the line in the 17th minute. Impressive youngster Josh Vievers slotted the ball between the sticks and brought the scores level.

A stint of strong Wakefield defence kept the visitors out and kept the scores even for 15 minutes. Castleford came close to taking the lead but the video referee denied them the four points. A Wakefield penalty in the 31st minute allowed the home side to take the two points, Josh Veivers kicked the goal successfully and pushed the Wildcats in front. After a very heated first half, the scores stood at 8-6.

The second half started strong, with powerful Wakefield defence and a penalty given on the 20 metre line lead to Veivers adding a further two points. The Wildcats extended their lead to 10-6.

Another Wakefield try followed – after going to the screen, Lee’s touchdown was accepted and with Vievers adding the extras with the boot the scores stood at 16-6. Castleford responded well with two quick tries from Chase and Orr respectively, with an unsuccessful conversion the scores were level again at 16-16.

With a disallowed try from Morton, penalty kicks were the way in which both teams would add extra points on the board. Josh Veivers continued his 100% kicking record and added 2 more, with the Tigers doing exactly the same just minutes later. With two minutes to go the scores were even at 18-18. The full time hooter blew and extra time was announced.

A tense, determined and physical ten minutes were to follow. With a number of drop goal attempts from both sides the scores were still level at 18-18 with one minute of extra time left. A Castleford penalty was given in the tenth minute, with an impressive kick from 40 metres out Kirk Dixon won the game for the visiting side.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats put in a sterling performance and showed pure grit, determination and pride and fought hard right until the final second.

The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats take on The Catalan Dragons next Sunday, 29th May in Super League Round 15 for their second home game in a row. For ticket information call 01924 211611, call into the Wildcats Superstore or visit www.wakefieldwildcats.co.uk.

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