Match winner Matt Ryan said the win was the all important thing after his try secured victory over London Broncos.
Ryan scored a try five minutes from time that gave Trinity a six-point cushion and with Paul Sykes adding the conversion it meant the Wildcats had done enough to recover from a 10-4 half-time deficit to claim the points.
It was a win that sent Wakefield above Salford Red Devils into 11th in the table and whilst a torrential downpour as the teams emerged from the game meant it was an 80 minutes littered with errors, Ryan paid credit to his teammates for sticking in there.
“It was pretty good to get the win,” said Ryan who was celebrating his birthday and playing in front of his parents who arrived from Australia this week.
“We didn’t play our best in the first half but the conditions didn’t really help us. But a win’s a win.
“We knew what we had to do. That type of footy suits London, they’ve got a big pack so they like just keeping it simple. We’ve got to work on that and finishes the games off.
“We always knew it was going to be tough. They came here thinking they were going to get their first win so we knew it was going to be a tough game. But we’ve got some experienced players in our team and Timmy Smith’s kicking game was superb tonight, it really kept us in the game so full credit to the boys.”
You can listen to the full interview with Ryan on the Wildcats Audioboo channel.