Wakefield Trinity hold on against the Dewsbury Rams in their Friendly on sunday afternoon at The Tetley’s Stadium.
It just took 3 minutes for Wakefield Trinity to get points on the board against the Rams defence, with Elliott Caine scoring for the visitors. Jacob Miller unable to convert the kick. Trinity 0-4 lead early.
Wakefield were full of attack early in this game, at the 8 minute mark Trinity crossed the line again but the try was disallowed for a forward pass.
Wakefield halfback work by Jacob Miller and Christian ackroyd setting up Trinity’s second try, sending James Batchelor across the line. Miller converts to extend the lead to 0-10.
Tries came fast early as Batchelor crossed again for his second try only just 4 minutes after his first. Miller converts again to make the score 0-16 at the 15 minute of the game.
The Rams put a stop to Trinity’s early onslaught, scoring points of thier own with Dale Morton finding some space down the left side after a good pass from Paul Sykes. Sykes unable to convert. Rams 4-16 Trinity.
Hamish Barnes crossed for the Rams’ second try minutues after the first, a superb pass from Sykes narrowing Trinity’s lead with his convert points to 10-16 at the 22 minute mark of the game.
After a flurry of tries within the first 20 minutes of the game, both sides settled and the score stayed the same until halftime.
Start of the second half and Elliott Caine showed some Blistering pace grabbing a interception and races 70 metres for his second try of the game. Ashley Gibson takes over kicking duties from Jacob Miller but failed in the conversion. Trinity lead 10-20.
More good ball movement from Sykes offloading to Jason Crookes to score for the Rams, keeping the game close, with Sykes converting from bang in front. Rams 16-20 Trinity.
20 minutes remaining in the friendly and it was Sam Blake with a try for the visitors. Blake catching the Rams defence napping and extends the lead 16-26 after a James Batchelor conversion.
James Batchelor puts in a man of the match performance, as he crosses the line for a hat-trick, breaking the line to score his third, but missing his own conversion to make the score 16-30 with 15 minutes of game time remaining.
Dewsbury show some life scoring at the 70th minute to narrow the score to 8 points after Sykes adds the extra point. Sykes give the home fans something to cheer about as he sends Gareth Potts over for his second try for the game and with Sykes unable to convert, leaves the score 26-30 with 4 minutes of game time remaining and the 1,534 supporters start to get loud.
Wakefield Trinity were able to old though and grind out the time to take the victory in the entertaining friendly between the two clubs.