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A DROP GOAL SINKS TRINITY IN THE DYING SECONDS

6th July, 2017

Trinity lose in the dying seconds by one point following a sickening drop goal.

It was a tasty derby affair which went down to the wire; however it was Trinity who had the upper hand in the first 40 minutes after leading 16-0 going in at half time. But the Tigers responded well in the second half and continued their unbeaten form.

Ben Jones-Bishop was the first to get his name on the score sheet after just eight minutes; Dean Hadley intercepted the ball deep inside his own half, he has Jones-Bishop in support on his outside to run the length of the field to go over.

Trinity were then given a penalty 10m from the Castleford line, Finn certainly made no mistake and got the two points to further the lead.

On 24 minutes Greg Eden dived over in the corner to put the visitors on the score sheet, the decision was sent up to the video referee who gave it a no try as Jones-Bishop was tackled off the ball resulting in Trinity being awarded a penalty.

Minutes later and Scott Grix made a break down the left side; he had Bill Tupou in support who then found Kyle Wood who got over from dummy half.

Castleford were caught offside deep in their own half, Finn added the two points from a penalty to go in at the first half 16-0 in the lead.

Minutes into the second half Joe Arundel lost the ball from a Trinity scrum after the home side were in great position; Greg Eden was the first to react, the winger raced the length of the field to put the visitors back into the game.

Moments later Grant Millington crashed over next to the posts; Gale’s conversion put the visitors four points behind with 33 minutes of the half to go.

Castleford soon found their form and their confidence grew; Nathan Massey made a break down the field and on the next player Mike McMeeken went over to level the points; a Gale conversion put the Tigers into the lead by two points for the first time in the game.

On 70 minutes David Fifita got over the line seconds after he replaced Anthony England, the decision went up to video ref but the try was given and Trinity went back into the lead after Finn’s successful conversion.

Castleford gave a penalty away 30m from their own try line; once again there was no mistake from Liam Finn who went for the two points, 24-18.

Seconds later and Jake Webster went over to the right of the sticks for Castleford; Gale’s conversion put the points level with five minutes of the game remaining.

David Fifita was penalised for a high shot on Castleford inside Trinity’s own half, Luke Gale went for the drop goal to win the game for the visitors by one point.

Full Time: Wakefield Trinity 24-25 Castleford Tigers