posted on 8 January 2012

Matty Wildie beieves it was the teams performance and not the result that was the most satisfying thing for the Wildcats on Friday night against Sheffield Eagles.

Matty Widlie touches down for the first of his two tries

The scrum-half skippered the side as one of the most experienced in the starting line-up and opened the night’s scoring with the first of his two tries and was selected as man of the match.

Two late scores gave the home side a convincing looking 38-24 victory in what was a tough test for many of the young Wildcats who had only played Academy rugby prior to Friday night.

Wildie says the performance was on to be proud of against last season’s Championship Grand Finalists.

“All the boys went well,” said Wildie.

“Our stall was to go out and put in a performance really and not bother about the result and we were happy with our performance.

“We knew it was going to be tough and that was an incentive to go out and perform well, give it our all and that’s what the boys did.

“Full credit to Sheffield, they put it all in but we came out on top so we’re happy.

“We were a bit scrappy in areas but all-in-all we performed pretty well and we’re happy with the result.

“The way we defended was pleasing.  We got our shoulder in well and we defended our line pretty well too.”

After ten minutes off the replacements bench against Leeds Rhinos on Boxing Day, Wildie is hoping to build on his solid showing against the Eagles.

“It was good to get eighty minutes and I’m happy to have a full game under my belt and hopefully kick-on to next week,” he added.

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