RALEIGH HAPPY WITH WINNING START

posted on 6 February 2012

Andy Raleigh said victory over Widnes Vikings was the ideal start to the new campaign as the Wildcats now prepare to welcome Hull KR on Sunday (kick-off: 3.30pm).

Andy Raleigh was happy to get over the whitewash in the Wildcats victory.

The prop came off the replacements bench to score a rare try at the start of the second half as Trinity took control and put in a measured performance to take home the spoils.

With the Vikings playing in their first game upon their return to Super League, Raleigh believes it was a hard earned two points.

“We knew it was going to be a tough one because they’ve just come up and they’d want to set their stall out,” he said after the game.

“I think it was important that we got off to a good start and getting the win did that.

“I’ll take the try but I would have liked a bit more game time.  I got a knee or a boot when I went over but I’ll take going over for the four pointer.

“It was a good team performance.  In the first half, even though we were behind, our effort was massive.

“We didn’t get a few calls but that’s what happens in a game.  We did the right thing by sticking to the plan and it obviously came good.

“The boys that started set a great platform from 1-13.  You always say that your forwards have got to do it but it was great to see the wingers coming in and taking the touch carries.

“We had a few men down so it shows a bit of courage and character from our men which is obviously good to see.  We’re looking forward to this week.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game against Hull KR (kick-off: 3.30pm) are on sale now and from just £15 for adult Silver Members.

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The club can confirm that prop Kyle Amor has sustained a broken hand and is set for 6-8 weeks on the sidelines.

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