Super League  Sunday 31st August 2014  The Rapid Solicitors Stadium  Att: 4,016

Squad

D. Smith, Riley, Collis, Sykes, Lauitiiti, Raleigh, McShane, Gilmour, Sammut, Washbrook, Godinet, Owen, Anderson, T. Smith, Tautai, Lyne, Molloy, Wildie, Kirmond.

Squad

Ashurst, Chase, Fages, D. Griffin, J. Griffin, Caton-Brown, Lee, Locke, Morley, Dixon, Evalds, Hansen, Sa'u, Puletua, Tasi, Tomkins, Johnson, J. Walne, Walton.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Richard Owen

Pita Godinet

Richard Owen

Ali Lauitiiti

Dean Collis

Chris Riley

Danny Washbrook

Andy Raleigh

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Harrison Hansen

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Locke

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats returned to form with an eight-try victory that keeps alive their outside First Utility Super League play-off hopes while ending those of rivals Salford Red Devils.

Australian scrum-half Tim Smith, who is on loan from Salford, was at the heart of the Wildcats' 42-6 triumph, only their second win in five matches, which keeps them within four points of eighth-placed Widnes Vikings with two matches left of the regular season.

Smith's half-back partner Pita Godinet was also influential on his return from a six-week injury lay-off.

Wakefield suffered a blow before kick-off when skipper Danny Kirmond failed a late fitness test on a knee injury sustained in training but they produced a near-perfect opening quarter to take a grip on the game and never looked like relinquishing their hold.

Loose forward Danny Washbrook did the early damage, breaking clear to send veteran prop Andy Raleigh romping over for his first try for more than 12 months before getting on the end of Smith's grubber kick to touch down himself.

That made it 10-0 after 14 minutes and it got even better for the home side when right winger Chris Riley collected Paul McShane's kick to the corner to score a third try, to which Paul Sykes added a second goal.

Salford had earlier showed a glimpse of their attacking flair when New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke got winger Nial Evalds on a dangerous run but it was only after they fell 16-0 behind that they started to exert any pressure on the Wakefield line.

The Wildcats’ defence proved up to the task, however, with the Red Devils going closest to scoring when hooker Logan Tomkins was held up over the line.

Wakefield created the first opening of the second half when impressive forward Taulima Tautai got Sykes into a hole before being pulled back for a forward pass and Salford made the most of the let-off.

Former St Helens favourite Tony Puletua breached the Wakefield line on halfway and second rower Harrison Hansen charged over from 50 metres for his side's only try, his first since February.

Locke's conversion cut the gap to 10 points but there was no way back for the visitors when centre Dean Collis went over for their fourth try on 55 minutes, which was just reward for their decision to run a penalty from in front of the posts.

Sykes was wide with the conversion attempt but was on target three minutes later when second rower Ali Lauitiiti took McShane's pass 10 metres from the line and proved unstoppable as he powered his way over for Wakefield's fifth try.

It was all one-way traffic in the final quarter as the Wildcats piled on the misery for their out-of-touch visitors.

Collis produced a superb flick pass for winger Richard Owen to touch down and Godinet was rewarded for his industry when he got his hand to McShane's grubber kick.

A 40-20 kick from Sykes, another impressive performer at full-back, then set up the position for Owen to round off the scoring with his second try a minute from the end.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Wakefield

  • 78m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 77m
    try

    Pita Godinet

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Wakefield

  • 65m
    interchange_on

    Tommy Lee

    Salford

  • 65m
    interchange_off

    Logan Tomkins

    Salford

  • 64m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 63m
    try

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Matty Ashurst

    Salford

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Walne

    Salford

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Paul McShane

    Wakefield

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Andrew Dixon

    Salford

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Matty Wildie

    Wakefield

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Adrian Morley

    Salford

  • 56m
    try

    Dean Collis

    Wakefield

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Jon Molloy

    Wakefield

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Daniel Smith

    Wakefield

  • 49m
    goal

    Kevin Locke

    Salford

  • 48m
    try

    Harrison Hansen

    Salford

  • 45m
    interchange_on

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 45m
    interchange_off

    Lee Gilmour

    Wakefield

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Logan Tomkins

    Salford

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Tommy Lee

    Salford

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Adrian Morley

    Salford

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Andrew Dixon

    Salford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Matty Wildie

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Jon Molloy

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Paul McShane

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Taulima Tautai

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Darrell Griffin

    Salford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Tony Puletua

    Salford

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Lama Tasi

    Salford

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Scott Anderson

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Daniel Smith

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Walne

    Salford

  • 21m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 21m
    try

    Chris Riley

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    try

    Danny Washbrook

    Wakefield

  • 11m
    try

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 11m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield