WIGAN STUN WAKEFIELD IN LAST GASP TRY

posted on 8 July 2016

A frustrating evening for Trinity after Wigan secured the win in the dying seconds.

Trinity were once again denied of securing a spot in the top eight after losing out in the dying seconds to a Lewis Tierney try.

It was an extremely entertaining opening 40 minutes including two sin bins and a sending off for the Warriors. Trinity started the game the stronger side going into the lead after four minutes with a try from Max Jowitt. However, Wigan become extremely dangerous in attack and took advantage of the chances given.

A fantastic start to the first half from Trinity and taking the lead after four minutes. An inside pass from Liam Finn to Max Jowitt was enough to get him over the line after fighting off three Wigan defenders. Finn converted to put the visitors 6-0 up into the lead.

Trinity had a second opportunity a few minutes later when a kick on the last play found the hands of Max Jowitt who slid over the line, unfortunately the referee gave offside to the full-back.

Wigan found themselves down to twelve men when Manfredi was sin binned on 18 minutes when he tripped Scott Moore.
Soon after the home side found themselves back in the game when George Williams made a break down the field and Gilbert was in support, Smith failed to convert to put them two points behind.

The home side lost the possession and Craig Hall kicked the ball down the field to chase, Charnley pulled Hall who had a clear run resulting in the Wigan centre to be sin binned and Trinity were awarded a penalty.

With six minutes of the first half remaining Wigan found themselves in the lead, Williams found Powell to his right, Trinity defence were out of position allowing Powell to get over the line. Smith converted.

A shocking high challenge on Chris Annakin from Sean O’Loughlin saw the loose-forward being sent off and a Trinity penalty. On the next play Sio was over the line to get the visitors back into the game, however the pass from Miller was forward.

Half Time: Wigan Warriors 10-6 Wakefield Wildcats

Three minutes into the second half and Reece Lyne got over the line to put Trinity back into the lead. Great play on the blind side from Jonny Molloy who then set up Reece Lyne, Finn converted to make it a great start.

Trinity looked composed completing sets and keeping Wigan deep into their own half. After a kick on the last tackle from Craig Hall across the field, Wigan knocked-on giving the possession back to Trinity. A fantastic set across the try line saw Reece Lyne throw the ball out wide to Ben Jones-Bishop who dived over in the right corner. Finn failed to convert putting Trinity just six points into the lead, 10-16.

Trinity were awarded a penalty for interference on 61 minutes, Finn goes for the two points to go eight points clear, he made no mistakes.
However, Wigan piled on the pressure and got two late tries, the first came when Ashurst gave Wigan a penalty in Trinity’s own half. The home side looked extremely sharp and Lewis Tierney got over in the corner and a successful conversion from Smith. They then sealed the win when Tierney crossed in the corner once again.

Full Time: Wigan Warriors 22-18 Wakefield Trinity

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