Friday 4th July 2014, 20:00 - Round:19

Wakefield Wildcats

Wakefield Wildcats

16 (6)

VS.

Leeds Rhinos

(8) 14

Leeds Rhinos
Danny Washbrook, Richard Mathers, Richard Owen,

T Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones-Bishop, Ryan Hall,

Paul Sykes 2,

G

Liam Sutcliffe,

  DG  

Attendance: 4,364  Official: M Thomason  Venue: The Rapid Solicitors Stadium

TRIES:
3
3
TRIES:
GOALS:
2
1
GOALS:
METRES:
1286
1165
METRES:
CARRIES:
213
186
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
297
410
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
11
10
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
6
5
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
3
3
BREAKS:

Richard Owen scored a last-gasp try as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ revival under James Webster continued with a 16-14 victory over local rivals Leeds Rhinos.

Webster was denied a third straight victory by a late show from Hull FC last weekend but it was his side’s turn to strike at the death as Owen took a pass from Richard Mathers to score in the corner.

Afternoon rain made the surface at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium greasy on top and that contributed to a largely forgettable first half which was edged by Leeds.

Danny Washbrook opened the scoring but the Rhinos hit back through Kallum Watkins and went into the break 8-6 ahead courtesy of a stunning long-range effort from Ben Jones-Bishop.

Mathers edged the Wildcats back in front but Ryan Hall’s 15th try of the season put Leeds in control heading into the final 10 minutes.

The Rhinos looked on course for the two points that would have taken them to the First Utility Super League summit but Owen had other ideas as Wakefield recorded a first win over their neighbours in six attempts.

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott named an inexperienced bench, with a number of key men on the sidelines, and his seasoned starters almost found themselves behind early on.

Chris Riley thought he had scored but his effort was ruled out by the video referee after Reece Lyne put a foot in touch.

The extra official was called upon again when Washbrook raced on to Tim Smith’s chip over the top and the decision went in the Wildcats' favour, with the forward deemed to have applied downward pressure on the ball.

The Rhinos were strangers to the Wakefield 20 in the opening half an hour as errors blighted their performance.

It was a mistake by Owen which gave Leeds good field position for their first chance of the match in the 33rd minute, which was clinically finished by Watkins on the right edge after taking a pass from Liam Sutcliffe.

The Leeds stand-off missed the conversion from out wide but a brilliant solo effort from Jones-Bishop ensured the visitors went into the break in front.

Tom Briscoe fielded a kick deep inside his own half and gave the ball to the stand-in full-back, who held off the challenges of three would-be Wakefield tacklers to race clear and score.

Possession was the aim of the game at the start of the second period as both teams showed more caution in attack.

Wakefield broke the pattern of play when Smith switched the direction of the attack and Mathers reached out to score after taking an inside ball from Paul Sykes.

Elliot Minchella lost the ball stretching for the line as Leeds threatened to draw level, something they did manage to do 12 minutes from time.

Danny McGuire sent a high kick towards the corner which was well claimed and touched down by Hall.

Sutcliffe slotted over his first goal of the night to give the Rhinos a two-point advantage.

Jones-Bishop failed to take advantage of another break before McGuire had a try ruled out and that proved crucial as Owen went sliding over in the corner to win it for Wakefield at the death.

Richard Mathers 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 21 134 6.38 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Richard Owen 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 104 6.12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Washbrook 1 0 28 2 1 0 0 17 93 5.47 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Reece Lyne 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 13 116 8.92 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 21 5 2 0 0 8 43 5.38 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Riley 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 16 118 7.38 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
Paul Sykes 0 1 24 2 3 1 1 8 42 5.25 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0
Tim Smith 0 1 30 8 1 0 5 14 47 3.36 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Andy Raleigh 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Paul McShane 0 0 22 4 1 0 2 13 64 4.92 0 9 0 0 0 0 2 0
Nick Scruton 0 0 21 5 2 2 0 17 114 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee Gilmour 0 0 26 0 1 0 0 11 40 3.64 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Matthew Ryan 0 0 34 6 1 2 0 12 57 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pita Godinet 0 0 20 4 4 2 0 6 53 8.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
Richard Moore 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taulima Tautai 0 0 22 6 0 2 0 13 99 7.62 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Daniel Smith 0 0 14 1 0 3 0 14 92 6.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Stats Key

T: Tries
TA: Try assists
TK: Tackles
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts

AT: Attacking kicks
C: Carries
M: Metres
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half

E: Errors
FT: Forty twenty
G: Goals
MG: Missed goals
OF: Offload
P: Penalties

  • (FB) R. Mathers
  • (FB) R. Owen
  • (W) R. Lyne
  • (U) J. Keinhorst
  • (W) C. Riley
  • (SO) P. Sykesx2
  • (SO) T. Smith
  • (P) A. Raleigh
  • (H) P. McShane
  • (P) N. Scruton
  • (SR) L. Gilmour
  • (SR) M. Ryan
  • (U) D. Washbrook
  • (H) P. Godinet
  • (P) R. Moore
  • (P) T. Tautai
  • (P) D. Smith

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Ben Jones-Bishop

Metres: 226

Player

Paul Aiton

Tackles: 55

Player

Jamie Peacock

Metres: 171

Tackles: 51

Player

Stevie Ward

Tackles: 35

Player

Brett Delaney

Tackles: 41

Player

Josh Walters

Tackles: 48

Player

Richard Mathers

Metres: 134

Player

Matthew Ryan

Tackles: 34

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