UNDER 20′S CLAIM SAINTS VICTORY

posted on 5 May 2012

The Wildcats under 20’s continued their strong campaign with a fantastic win against St. Helens on Friday evening.

Adam Slater scored an important second half try in the win over Saints.

Wakefield’s youngsters won their fifth successive game as a Ryan Wright brace plus tries for Adam Slater and Sam Fletcher led Trinity’s second string to 25-16 victory with four conversions from Jordan Grayston and a Kieran Hyde drop goal.

Glenn Morrison had the services of Slater, Hyde, Paul Johnson, Kyle Trout, Lucas Walshaw, Dale Morton, Liam Kay and Chris Annakin against a Saints side with many players who have Super League experience.

“We had a couple of people pull-out in the morning and I was struggling to get a seventeen together at one stage,” admitted Morrison after the game.

“To come here and see they had a side stacked with Super League players we knew it was going to be tough.  I’m extremely proud.

“The first half the players did exactly what we asked from them but in the second half we got sloppy and made it hard on ourselves.

“The character and the effort they put in, especially in defence to hold them out, was outstanding and everything I asked for.”

Saints sat second in the league ladder before the game with the best defence in the Valvoline Cup but the Wildcats now go level on points with last night’s hosts having played two games more, with Morrison brimming with pride for his sides efforts.

“You could see the spirit out there and when there was an error they defended it well and when we got to the end of that set they were all buzzing and patting each other on the back.

“That’s what I asked for.  They’ve got quality and it was going to break down at times but I said to them that if we can run harder, tackle harder and work for your mate then you can look each other in the eye at the end of the game and say you’ve done everything then you’ll get a fair result, and we did.”

The under 20’s are next in action a week today (Saturday 11th May) when they travel to face Salford City Reds.

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