Wakefield had five youngsters in action in yesterday’s Kingstone Press Championship with mixed results as Doncaster went down 34-8 at Leigh while Dewsbury beat Whitehaven 46-8.
The Wildcats partner club included four Trinity players in their team as the Dons slipped to a 34-8 defeat at Leigh Sports Village. Danny Cowling, Liam Kay, Bobbie Goulding and Kyle Trout started for Doncaster as they started strong in Lancashire.
Backs Goulding and Kay helped create the overlap for Stewart Sanderson to open the scoring before Leigh went in front. Wildcats centre Cowling then made it two tries in as many games after he evaded two tackles on the way to the try line as Goulding’s conversion came back off the posts.
That effort by Cowling proved to be the end of the scoring for Tony Miller’s men as the Centurions dominated the second half to run out convincing winners.
Lucas Walshaw proved to be the only Wildcats winner at the weekend as he played a major part in beating Whitehaven, scoring two tries in the process.
The 20-year-old started the game in the second-row and was rewarded with the League Express Man of the Match while in the League Weekly he was runner-up after grabbing scores either side of half-time. The towering forward didn’t just impress in attack as his excellent defensive skills once again shone through.
The Rams scored 30 unanswered points which included four tries in a 12 minute salvo that was more than enough to guarantee the two points.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.