posted on 17 February 2013

Wakefield Wildcats comprehensively beat London 28-0 at the Stoop and will take the two points back up the M1 to make it back to back victories.

Richard Mathers rounded off the try scoring at the Stoop.

Richard Agar’s men dominated the game right from the off as the visitors scored five tries and in truth could have had many more. The result will go some way to make up for the 36-0 defeat to the Broncos last March.

Richard Agar made just the one change from the 36-20 victory over Hull KR as he handed academy graduate Chris Annakin a first team debut. The back-rower replaced Frankie Mariano on the interchange bench in an otherwise unchanged team.

The Wildcats set the tone from the early stages as Ben Cockayne scored after a brilliant assist by Reece Lyne. The centre sped through the line and found his man in space to run clear and score with Paul Sykes making it 6-0 with his boot.

The first half proved to be a frustrating one for Wakefield as they dominated the territory
but failed to make that count. With the clock ticking down Sykes went for goal after receivinga  penalty but the stand-off hit the post as the visitors went into the break leading 6-0.

The former Bronco made amends shortly after half-time as Agar sent the message to kick the penalty bang in front of the sticks as he made it 8-0.

That penalty changed the luck of the West Yorkshire side as captain Danny Kirmond waltzed through the Broncos line to score as the pressure continued. That started something of a roll-on with Cockayne grabbing his second try of the game after another Lyne assist.

That score hampered the hosts even more as Michael Witt was sin-binned in the aftermath of the try. Annakin then came on to make his debut and really impressed with his strong carries and tough defence.

A slight moment of controversy followed as referee Phil Bentham ruled out a London break away score after he spotted a knock on by a London hand in the tackle. Just seconds later wingman Peter Fox made the Broncos pay after lovely slick handling sent him over to leave the score 22-0.

Richard Mathers then rounded off the scoring after he spotted a gap in the London line and went for it from 25 metres out. Paul Sykes added the extras to make it 28-0, a thoroughly deserved victory.

Wildcats: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Lyne, Cockayne, Sykes, Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond & Washbrook. Subs: Wood, Amor, Wilkes & Annakin.

Broncos: Robertson, O’Callaghan, Hurst, Lovell, Dixon, Witt, Gower, Kaufusi, Randall, Wheeldon, Rodney, Cook, Bailey. Subs: Bryant, Krasniqi, Lee & Melling.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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