MELLARS HUNGRY FOR MORE AFTER SUCCESSIVE WINS

posted on 6 June 2012

Wakefield centre Vince Mellars is focusing on the game against Hull FC this Sunday as a great chance to continue the Wildcats form to three wins out of three.

Vince Mellars scored a second try in as many games against the Broncos.

The former Crusaders man was recalled against Castleford at Magic and has helped his side to gain two victories in as many games after the 24-6 victory over London at the weekend.

The black and whites have only won one of their last seven fixtures including their dramatic draw with St Helens at the weekend and Mellars insists this weekend is a great opportunity to gain another two points.

“Playing Hull is certainly a good opportunity for us and we are flowing with confidence after the last two weeks so we feel we can get the win,” said the Kiwi.

“We just need to keep focusing on what we are good at and making sure we can play to our maximum in each half and not switch off like we have done in the past.

“We were rapped about getting the back-to-back victories. It has been our goal for some time to get a string of results together and it goes to show what we can do so we need to kick on from here.

The 28-year-old has scored two tries since his return to Richard Agar’s starting 13 and admits he wants to get over the try line more often.

“I’ve had a bit of a dry spell this year in terms of tries but after scoring that try last week I just got on the back off some great work by Ali Lauitiiti.

“I am happy to score but it is easier when you play with guys like Ali who has exceptional skill as we saw for his try.”

The victory over the Broncos was played in horrible conditions at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and Mellars says him and his team mates made a big effort coming out of the blocks.

“We got off to a good start which is something we haven’t always done this season due to giving away penalties and silly things like that.

“We had a few opportunities and especially that one in the first half where I should have given it to Benny Cockayne and I tell you what, the whole crowd told me what I should have done after that. It was quite funny but there really were some good performances, especially in defence.

“Personally I would have singled out Dean Collis, especially in defence which helped keep them out to just the one try.”

One thing that was noticeable on the weekend was the noise coming from under the roof in the Fleetmaster North Stand and Mellars wants that to continue at home against the Airlie Birds who traditionally travel in their numbers.

“We had a really good support all year but especially over the last few weeks. I didn’t quite realise the magnitude of the local community up here until I moved here and speaking to people about how much Wakefield means to them, it was totally different at Crusaders.

“Come rain or shine the fans come out and even when I don’t make the correct pass you can hear them cheering us on which is great.”

Tickets for Sunday’s game are on sale now priced from just £15 for Silver members.

Buy in-store at the Ridings Centre Store, the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, call 01924 201548 or buy online.

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