posted on 5 July 2015

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats narrowly missed out on victory over Hull FC this afternoon.

The Wildcats found themselves in the lead for most of the first half, until Sneyd scored a penalty kick to put the home side 16-14 up at half time. Wakefield fought until the dying minutes but were unable to grasp that victory.

Brian Smith felt there were some positives to take from the game, “I was pretty happy with the performance overall, there was six or seven of them playing one of their first games, if not the first since coming back from some sort of injury.

“Anthony Walker made his debut for us and I thought he did pretty well, playing his first game for a very long time after having a knee construction. Three of them were 19-year-olds who were playing out there today.

“We did not get a lot for teamwork or precision today, it would just be ridiculous to expect it of them. Most of them have not played in the first team with each other before, that part was both understandable and disappointing. At times it was quite inspirational, they worked hard together.”

Wakefield: Jowitt, Johnstone, Arundel, Lyne, Riley, Tansey, Miller, Kavanagh, Howarth, Walker, Ryan, Ashurst, Sio.

Replacements: Crowther, McShane, Lauitiiti, D. Smith.

Tries: Ashurst, Tansey, Lyne, Johnstone Goals: Miller 4

Hull FC: Rankin, Lineham, Talanoa, Logan, Michaels, Pryce, Sneyd, Paea, Houghton, Watts, Ellis, Sa, Westerman.

Replacements: Green, Paleaaesina, Bowden, Thompson.

Tries: Westerman, Logan 2, Michaels 2, Rankin Goals: Sneyd 3 Goals: Sneyd

You can listen to Brian Smith's post match press conference in full here.


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