Super League  Sunday 22nd June 2014  The Rapid Solicitors Stadium  Att: 4,069

Squad

Mathers, Riley, D. Smith, Walshaw, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Gilmour, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Owen, Moore, T. Smith, Tautai, Lyne, Scruton, Raleigh.

Squad

Burke, Charnley, C. Farrell, L. Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Hopkins, Hughes, James, Murphy, O'Loughlin, S. Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Taylor, Williams, Wright.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Reece Lyne

Danny Washbrook

Richard Moore

Richard Owen

Tim Smith

Danny Kirmond

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Dan Sarginson

Liam Farrell

Anthony Gelling

Liam Farrell

Jack Hughes

GOAL SCORERS:

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Full Report

Match Official: G Stokes

Reece Lyne's late try made the difference as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats stunned defending First Utility Super League champions Wigan Warriors to record their first win over them since 2009.

A youthful Wigan side without the likes of Sean O'Loughlin, John Bateman and Matty Bowen played their part in an excellent match but ultimately fell to a 36-28 defeat.

Wakefield edged an entertaining first half which swung one way then the other thanks to tries from Danny Kirmond, Tim Smith, Richard Owen and Richard Moore.

Jack Hughes, Liam Farrell and Anthony Gelling crossed during a purple patch for Wigan, who had the first word in the second period as Liam Farrell went over again.

Paul Sykes made it five from five with the boot to give the Wildcats the lead but it was short-lived, Dan Sarginson putting Wigan back in the box seat.

Danny Washbrook’s try moved Wakefield back ahead and Lyne went over four minutes from time to secure the win and knock Wigan off top spot.

Warriors hooker George Williams went closest to breaking the deadlock after a tight opening 15 minutes when he was adjudged to have knocked the ball on reaching for the line.

It was Wakefield who took the lead as Kirmond took a short ball from Tim Smith close to the Warriors line and crashed over.

The Wildcats were almost in again from the restart but Chris Riley was unable to hold onto the ball after a break by Lyne.

Riley’s error proved costly as Hughes took a flat pass from Matty Smith and showed a good turn of pace to beat Richard Mathers to the line.

Wigan were in again from the restart courtesy of Liam Farrell’s try on the back of a surging run by Jack Murphy, who was making his first appearance of the season.

It looked as if the writing was on the wall for Wakefield when Gelling showed good athleticism to collect Matty Smith’s high kick and touch down.

Wigan-bound Taulima Tautai was on receiving end of a dangerous tackle by Liam Farrell in an incident which saw the Warriors forward put on report and Wakefield took full advantage as Tim Smith jinked his way over.

The hosts were back on level terms when Sykes converted after Owen finished from 40 metres out following a bit of magic by Pita Godinet.

Wakefield had the momentum and they retook the lead on the stroke of half-time when Moore crashed onto Godinet’s pass from dummy half to power over.

Tautai was denied a try at the start of the second half after referee George Stokes penalised the Wildcats for obstruction and they were quickly on the back foot, Liam Farrell crossing for his second try after half-backs Matty Smith and Sam Powell combined.

A Sykes penalty edged Wakefield ahead with just over a quarter of the game to go but Wigan were back in front when Sarginson showed good footwork to score.

Matty Smith’s missed conversion ensured Wakefield had only a two-point deficit, which was wiped out thanks to Washbrook’s close-range effort.

Sykes missed a straightforward conversion before Murphy had a try ruled out for a forward pass.

Wakefield decided against going for goal after a high tackle by Matty Smith and that decision was vindicated as Lyne finished on the back of a good offload by Sykes, who converted to seal a famous win.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Reece Lyne

    Wakefield

  • 80m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 71m
    try

    Danny Washbrook

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    interchange_on

    Lee Gilmour

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    interchange_off

    Daniel Smith

    Wakefield

  • 68m
    interchange_on

    Taulima Tautai

    Wakefield

  • 68m
    interchange_off

    Scott Anderson

    Wakefield

  • 62m
    try

    Dan Sarginson

    Wigan

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Ben Flower

    Wigan

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Connor Farrell

    Wigan

  • 58m
    interchange_on

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 58m
    interchange_off

    Jordan James

    Wigan

  • 57m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 47m
    try

    Liam Farrell

    Wigan

  • 47m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 40m
    try

    Richard Moore

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    Connor Farrell

    Wigan

  • 37m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    Greg Burke

    Wigan

  • 34m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 34m
    try

    Tim Smith

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Taulima Tautai

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 27m
    try

    Anthony Gelling

    Wigan

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Pita Godinet

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Paul McShane

    Wakefield

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Jordan James

    Wigan

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 22m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 22m
    try

    Liam Farrell

    Wigan

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Richard Moore

    Wakefield

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Scott Anderson

    Wakefield

  • 19m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 19m
    try

    Jack Hughes

    Wigan

  • 15m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 15m
    try

    Danny Kirmond

    Wakefield