posted on 10 March 2013

Wildcats prop Oliver Wilkes has told Wildcats TV the draw with Salford was one point lost rather than one pointed gained at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Oliver Wilkes has been speaking to Wildcats TV.

Paul Sykes dropped a goal to tie the game after Wakefield trailed for the majority of the sixth round of Super League. Peter Fox, Dean Collis and Frankie Mariano scored in the first half as the hosts trailed 14-8 at the break.

Tries from Danny Washbrook and Ben Cockayne made it 22-22 before both sides exchanged field goals on a wind-swept afternoon.

You can watch the full interview with Wilkes HERE but as a taster he explains his thoughts after the 80 minutes.

“It’s one point lost rather than one pointed earned, it was a disappointing performance today and I’m sure Richard will tell us where we went wrong individually and as a team during the week. Roll on next week and hopefully we can put in a better performance.

“We didn’t really play to the best of our ability today and we were a bit sloppy as a team, they came at us and surprised us really. It was very scrappy and we made it very hard work for ourselves.

“Individually myself I thought my defence was a bit off, a bit loose. As a team I just don’t think we were on the ball today, we weren’t on the money and it was just one of those days, a bad day at the office.”

Trinity had put in positive displays in the previous four weeks, despite coming away empty handed against Huddersfield and Catalan. Wilkes explains the failure to win was difficult to stomach.

“It’s frustrating, Last two weeks I thought we went alright then this week we were off the mark by quite a bit.

“We should be putting teams like Salford to the sword, we class ourselves at a competitive top eight side and a performance like that just shows we need to work a lot harder as individuals.”

Wilkes also looks ahead to the trip to St. Helens in his interview on Wildcats TV.

Tickets and travel for the visit to Merseyside is available for Friday’s fixture and you can find out details HERE.
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