The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Reserves brought their play off contest to an end after a defeat against Wigan Warriors yesterday afternoon.
The young guns lost out to the on form Warriors by 56 points to 6 at the Co-Operative Stadium in Orrell.
After an impressive season, the team rose to fourth spot in the league and earned themselves a place in the competitive Valvoline Cup play offs. After a compelling 26-20 victory over Leeds Rhinos last week the boys sailed into the semi final and hoped to leave with the two on Sunday to book their place in the big Grand Final.
Wigan sided a team with a wealth of first team experience and their size and strength outdid the Wildcats youngsters, who were all under the age of 20. The home side took the lead straight away with a half time score of 26-0. The one Wakefield try of the game came in the second half from Kyle Trout and a wealth of Wigan touch downs left the full time score at 56-6 to the Warriors.
Head of Youth Performance Tony Drury is delighted with how far the team have got, “The boys have done extremely well and I am very happy and proud of their efforts.”
“Their desire and determination throughout the game could not be knocked and they competed until the final minute. The team deserve every credit; they have fought above their weight throughout the year and to reach the top four of the competition is a fantastic achievement.”
“The young men need to take the positives from this season and take them into next year and be ready to move onwards and upwards!”
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.