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Widnes 8-36 Wakefield: Trinity move into 4th

Wakefield Trinity moved into the top four of the Betfred Super League table with just one game of the regular season remaining with a 8-36 victory over Widnes Vikings.

Joe Mellor opened the scoring for Widnes when he caught the Wakefield defence sleeping, the conversion was added and the hosts led 6-0.

Mason Caton-Brown crashed over for a try shortly after to get Trinity back into the game at 6-4.

Liam Finn added a penalty with 25 minutes played to tie the game at 6-6. 

It was then Widnes’ turn to add a penalty shortly after, they edged ahead 8-6.

Bill Tupou put Trinity ahead when he crashed over the line. Minutes later, Sam Williams took advantage of a Widnes defence that had switched off to push Wakefield further ahead. Alongside Finn’s conversions, Wakefield held a 8-18 advantage at half-time.

The opening 20 minutes of the second-half saw the Wakefield defence put to work in order to prevent Widnes narrowing the deficit.

Tinirau Arona then scored for Trinity to all but secure the two points for Chris Chester’s men.

Caton-Brown then got his second try of the game with ten minutes remaining. Another good kick from Finn put Wakefield 8-30 up.

From the kick-off, Trinity went the length of the field to score with Tupou finishing an impressive move. Finn’s kick secured an 8-36 win for Wakefield.

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire after the game, Director of Rugby John Kear said: 

"It was a really good performance. We thought Widnes would challenge us, and once we got hold of the game and starting going through the processes we build our game on, I thought we showed the real quality of this side."

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