Wildcats under 16’s Scholars came out on top in a tense local derby against neighbouring Castleford Tigers.
Braces from both Max Jowitt and Declan Brereton led the Scholars to a convincing 36-4 victory at The Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
The Wildcats started the game well showing great control both in attack and defence, with the Tigers making very few yards the home side struck very early in the first half, an excellent spiral bomb from the full back Jowitt led to Tom Megretton crossing the whitewash for the Wildcats first try.
The young Wildcats didn’t fully capitalise on the opportunities they were creating, but with tries from Jowitt and two from Brereton, Wakefield reached half time 18 points clear of their opponents.
An aggressive start to the second half saw both sides battling for field position, Nathan Stone broke the deadlock for Wakefield and with another try coming shortly after from Jowitt to take the game to 30-0.
With tempers running high a fight broke out that had Castleford’s Hal Day and Brandon Pickup red carded with Wakefield’s Nathan Stone and Callum Sampson also sent off, both sides down to eleven men and as a result the game became very scrappy. The sides crossed the whitewash once apiece after the red cards with Wakefield’s Ben Cornell and Castleford’s Eddy Daley meaning the game ended 36-4 to the Wildcats.
Report by Danny Chaterton.
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