Super League  Sunday 8th September 2013  The Rapid Solicitors Stadium  Att: 6,404

Squad

Mathers, Fox, Collis, Smith, Cockayne, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Wildie, Walshaw, Goulding, Kay.

Squad

Owen, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Clark, Huby, Hauraki, Milner, Massey, Thompson, Tansey, Johnston, Fleming, Clare, Martin, Boyle, Channing, Reynolds, Backhouse.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Liam Kay

Ali Lauitiiti

Liam Kay

Kyle Trout

Frankie Mariano

Liam Kay

Frankie Mariano

GOAL SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Ben Cockayne

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

James Clare

Weller Hauraki

James Clare

James Clare

Rangi Chase

James Clare

GOAL SCORERS:

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

A last-minute Liam Kay try helped Wakefield Trinity Wildcats defeat Castleford Tigers to snatch 11th place in Super League, with James Clare's four-try haul not enough in a thrilling local derby.

Despite Clare's first-half treble and a try from Rangi Chase on his Castleford farewell, the visitors were four points down at the break as Tigers-bound Frankie Mariano (twice), Kay and Kyle Trout went in for the home side.

Wakefield extended their lead after the break when Kay raced away for his second, but Weller Hauraki crashed over to reduce the gap to two before Clare scored his fourth.

Ali Lauitiiti then levelled it at 32-32 before charging down Chase's kick for glory and sending Kay away to complete his hat-trick in dramatic circumstances.

The Tigers had taken the lead when Clare stripped the Wildcats' defence to race the length of the field and score.

Then, after an error from Peter Fox, they extended their lead with Chase displaying the footwork his side will miss as he danced in, with Kirk Dixon converting from wide out for a 10-0 lead.

Wakefield's response was immediate, with Paul Aiton sending Matty Wildie through and he picked out the supporting Mariano. Ben Cockayne tagged a goal but Castleford were soon in again as another Fox lapse allowed Chase to put Clare in.

But Wakefield continued the see-saw nature of the game as first Kay from close range and then Mariano from a similar distance saw them take the lead.

Cockayne and Hauraki then spent 10 minutes on the sidelines for a bust-up, before smart work from Jordan Tansey sent Clare in for a third time.

Richard Mathers' classy play would put Trout in, though, and when Kay cashed in some neat work from Cockayne, Lauitiiti and Mariano, Wakefield were coasting.

Lee Smith coughed the ball up, however, and Hauraki went in, before Clare's fourth gave his side the lead when he took a Tansey pass, went inside and then chased down his own kick ahead.

Dixon's goal made it 32-28 and Ben Reynolds would have added to that were it not for a crunching hit from Justin Poore.

On the back of that, Lauitiiti squared things up but Smith missed the kick, meaning everything was on the line.

And then, on his last play for Castleford, Chase tried a creative kick ahead which Lauitiiti shovelled up before giving to Kay who brought the house down.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Liam Kay

    Wakefield

  • 79m
    try

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 65m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford

  • 65m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 58m
    try

    Weller Hauraki

    Castleford

  • 58m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Ben Reynolds

    Castleford

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Charlie Martin

    Castleford

  • 48m
    try

    Liam Kay

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    try

    Kyle Trout

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 39m
    interchange_on

    Daniel Fleming

    Castleford

  • 39m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Boyle

    Castleford

  • 38m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Michael Channing

    Castleford

  • 28m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 28m
    try

    Frankie Mariano

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Lucas Walshaw

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Oliver Wilkes

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    try

    Liam Kay

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 20m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford

  • 20m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 16m
    goal

    Ben Cockayne

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    try

    Frankie Mariano

    Wakefield

  • 9m
    try

    Rangi Chase

    Castleford

  • 9m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 4m
    try

    James Clare

    Castleford