The Wakefield Wildcats youngsters who are on dual-registration at Doncaster had a superb day in Cumbria yesterday while Lucas Walshaw’s debut for Dewsbury didn’t go to plan.
The Wildcats official partner club beat Barrow 14-4 at Craven Park with a trio of Trinity youngsters featuring for Tony Miller’s side. Liam Kay started on the wing, Danny Cowling in the centres while Bobbie Goulding started the game at loose-forward.
After making his Dons debut from the bench against Dewsbury last week, Goulding was catapulted into the starting 13 and impressed in the tricky conditions in the North West. The visitors suffered an early try against their name as they went into the break trailing 4-0 after an almost certain score by Wildcats man Kay was ruled out for a forward pass.
Doncaster turned the game on its head in the second period after Goulding converted a James Clare score. The former Warrington man then crossed the line himself after Paul Cooke sliced through a hole in the Raiders defence before finding Goulding to score. Unfortunately he couldn’t convert his own try as the visitors led 10-4.
The Dons went over for the final score of the game in the last five minutes to guarantee victory. Cowling had a solid performance along with winger Kay while Goulding impressed from his role at loose-forward and was even awarded the ‘Ironman’ man of the match in the League Weekly match report in a brilliant day for the South Yorkshire outfit.
All three Wildcats are on dual-registration for the entire 2013 season which means they can play for Doncaster while Wakefield head coach Richard Agar can still select them for first team duties if required.
The other Wildcats representative in the Kingstone Press Championship was Walshaw who returned from his damaged ribs to come of the interchange bench in a 22-20 home defeat to Featherstone.
The fixture featured a number of former Wildcats along with the imposing figure of Walshaw as Glenn Morrison’s side suffered their first defeat of the campaign.
The second-rower is on a season long loan at the Rams where he is aiming to gain regular first team rugby as part of his development at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
All four players that are featuring for Championship clubs are in the early stages of their first team careers which has been greatly helped by Club 1873.
The clubs lottery scheme helps fund the youth development programme by attracting, nurturing and retaining the best young talent throughout the local area. It costs just £2 a week to join and with a whole host of benefits including daily, weekly, monthly draws being a member of Club1873 is rewarding.
For more information on being part of the scheme click HERE while you can sign up today by visiting any of the three retail outlets, either at the Ridings Centre, Trinity Walk or Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office or alternatively call 01924 211611.
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