The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats reached the semi finals of the Rugby League 9′s Tournament last night at Headingely Carnegie Stadium in Leeds.
After winning an impressive 10 out of their 12 games before the final, The Wildcats entered the night in top place of the East Region League Table.
Wakefield began their evening with an opening qualifier against Salford City Reds at 6.20pm. After claiming a convincing 36-15 victory over The Reds, the Wildcats sailed into to the semi finals where they were to face a strong Cumbrian side. James Davey was a stand out player in the game scoring 3 tries and Stan Robin scored a superb try in the first half. Other tries from Chris Dean and Liam Kaye secured the win to take them into the next round.
The semi final against Cumbria resulted in a 20-8 defeat to The Wildcats which left them out of the competition in the final stages. Cumbria fielded a squad of senior, first team players that used their experience and maturity to win the game. The Wildcats youngsters enthusiasm and naivety got the better of them and knocked them out of the tournament.
The final was a Cumbria vs Warrington affair with The Wolves being crowned champions after claiming an 18-10 victory.
The final match was a disappointing end to what has been a great competition for The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, winning a total of 11 games out of a possible 14. Young Wildcats players were the given the opportunity to showcase their talent and certainly stepped up to the mark with a number of impressive performances from players such as Liam Kaye, Lucas Walshaw and James Davey.
Everyone at The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats would like to congratulate the team on an overall fantastic achievement for both the players and the club, reaching the semi finals of a competition that begin with a total of 16 teams.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.