posted on 2 July 2013

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar was full of praise for his team’s effort after the nail biting 27-26 victory against Hull FC last night.

Richard Agar saw his side secure a third successive victory.

Lee Smith’s late drop goal gave Trinity a priceless win in their pursuit of the top eight as they made it three wins in a row at the expense of the black and whites.

You can listen to Richard Agar’s full post-match press conference by clicking HERE.

The Wildcats boss was full of praise for his sides never say die attitude but was still not fully satisfied with the performance.

“I thought we showed loads of character, a lot of effort and commitment as well as tenacity in defence. I feel that when we look back on how Hull scored the tries they weren’t efforts of defence splitting good football.

“It was a poor kick where they ran the length of the field, we let a bomb bounce and one was on the back of a knock-on and a free play. I think our alertness on the back of them and our smartness in where we kicked the ball probably let ourselves down.”

Despite not been fully content with the showing, the Trinity head coach was still very happy with the effort his players showed and was particularly pleased with how the big players stepped up when needed.

“I thought our effort in defence was pretty good throughout the contest, our effort all round was very, very good, even if we didn’t execute how we wanted to because of a couple of reasons.

“When we needed some plays our big players got us them. Ali came up with some great runs and passes, Timmy came up with the 40/20 and the kick to Peter Fox and Lee Smith again came up with a couple of plays. Our big players came up with the plays when we needed them most.“

The victory sees Wakefield climb a place in the table to ninth, just two points behind St Helens who have played a game more and occupy that all important final play-off place.

Agar feels that if the Wildcats are to get in the eight come the end of the season then winning games at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium will be vital.

“Winning our home games is going to be key for us.  We’ve got three or four home games that we think that if we are genuine about having a challenge for the eight we have got to nail.

“We’re won three on the trot now and I think confidence is not a problem for the boys, they all know they could have played a little bit better tonight but where ever we’re replicating that sort of effort we are going to give ourselves a chance.”

The Wildcats next game is at home to Widnes Vikings on Monday 8th July, 7.45pm kick-off, as the team aim to make it four consecutive victories.

Make sure you purchase your tickets for this game by visiting the Wildcats retail outlets at either the Rapid Solicitors Stadium or Ridings Centre Store or alternatively call 01924 201548.

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