Wakefield’s academy suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Warrington Wolves as the visitors ran in six tries to the home sides one.
Jordan Crowther opened the scoring but the Wolves were too strong for the Wildcats.
Warrington scored through Declan Kay, Shaun Kenny, James Jones, Brad Goulding (2) and James Eccleston.
Wakefield’s only score came through loose forward Jordan Crowther.
A mixture of poor conditions, sloppy errors and a ruthless attitude from the Wolves contributed to a disappointing defeat.
It was actually the hosts who got the score board ticking after just nine minutes. Back rower Crowther was the first to react to a loose pass from Warrington to race 40 metres and score. The conversion was missed by Max Jowitt but Wakefield had started the game positively.
Despite the early setback, it didn’t take Warrington long to respond. Kay nicely finished off a sweeping move from right to left to level the scores after 16 minutes. The touchline kick was missed by centre Harry Livett.
The visitors scored again just two minutes after opening their account. Kenny broke the Wildcats middle unit, then fooled Jowitt with an audacious dummy to cross. Livett made no mistake with the conversion.
Believe it or not, the difference, yet again, was only two minutes until the Wolves scored again. A cut out pass from Declan Patton gave Jones a walk-in try to cap off an awful five minute spell for Stu Dickens’ men. Livett made the difference twelve points.
In horrendous rain, the back end of the first half turned scrappy but the visitors never lost control. In fact they nearly crossed again after an inventive chip over the top but Wakefield full-back Jowitt rescued the home side.
Wakefield were glad to see the end of a sloppy first half with the score at the break 4-16.
Lee Briers’ troops picked up where they left off and forced Trinity to drop out before Goulding finished off another good string of passes to extend Warrington’s lead. Livett sailed the touchline conversion through the sticks.
It almost felt like “deja vu” for Wakefield as Wire scored again just three minutes later. Eccleston took advantage of some fatigued defence to dart over from dummy half. Yet again, Livett added the kick.
It was on 68 minutes when the away side finally killed the game. Kay became provider with a splendid pass to wingman Goulding to score his second.
Wakefield couldn’t really get a feel of the ball and when they did have it they were gifting it to Warrington. Josh Kittrick’s forward pass to Jack Walton, when the home side had good field position, summed up the contest for the young Wildcats.
Wildcats’ Jack Teanby’s work ethic was fantastic and his personal performance was nearly rewarded with a consolation try on 78 minutes but the prop forward knocked on with the try line begging.
WILDCATS: JOWITT, CONWAY, LEE, SWANN, JOHNSTONE, MEGRETTON, KITTRICK, TEANBY, MASKILL, MORRIS, ANDERSON, WALTON (C), CROWTHER. SUBS: MOULES, STONE, LEEMING, DOUGLAS.
WOLVES: STANSFIELD, KAY, LIVETT, ECCLESTON, GOULDING, PATTON, JOUFFRET, WALKER, MANEELY, KING, JONES, WILDE, KENNY. SUBS: HOLROYD, PHILBIN, MURRAY, HIRST
Report by Connor Grace.