posted on 1 April 2012

The Wildcats were comprehensively second best on what was a night to forget in the capital.

The Wildcats were comprehensively beaten in the capital.

A Craig Gower inspired performance from the Broncos saw the Wildcats on the back foot from the first whistle and saw the hosts storm in a 24-0 half-time lead courtesy of tries for Tony Clubb, Dan Sarginson, Kieran Dixon and Michael Robertson.

Wakefield needed the first score of the second half to make any sort of contest of it but that honour went to Robertson and further scores for Liam Colbon and Luke Dorn rubbed salt into the Wildcats wounds.

Paul Sykes made his debut just days after completing his loan move from Bradford Bulls with Dean Collis missing with a hamstring strain in the only change from the team that defeated Catalans Dragons.

Gower’s kicking game was to prove decisive throughout the game and it reaped rewards for London straight away as his kick was rebounded into the path of Chris Bailey who managed to get the ball away under pressure for Clubb to open the scoring.

The second score was all about the raw pace of Dan Sarginson who left Isaac John clutching at thin air with a remarkable turn of pace that put him in in the left corner.

Gower was at the heart of the third try as his kick was superbly claimed by Dixon above Peter Fox, with a shorter chip over the top leading to Robertson getting to the ball first to touch down.

In truth, Wakefield had done little wrong to be so far behind at the break, but the weight of possession and the penalty count was firmly against them and London to their credit capitalised on their opportunities.

The game was put to bed as a contest minutes into the second period when Gower’s kick was fumbled by Cockayne in the air and Robertson was the benefactor to go over the whitewash for his second.

Fortune favoured Rob Powell’s side for the sixth try as Witt’s kick was charged down and fell kindly for Dorn who passed to O’Callaghan, whose final pass to Colbon looked forward but the winger finished strongly in the corner.

Dorn got in on the act himself after a Wildcats kick play bounced loose and he raced 90 metres to mean it had been a fruitless trip to the capital for the Wildcats and their supporters.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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