February 22, 2020

Tigers 32-15 Trinity

Despite getting off to a great start and going in at the break leading, Trinity suffered a 32-15 defeat at the hands of Castleford.

For half the game Trinity looked capable of getting on top of their opponents and though they were outscored by three tries to two, they were good value for their narrow interval lead.

With confidence high in the camp after a win over Warrington, Chris Chester’s played with some flair, with skipper Jacob Miller playing off the back of some good work in the middle.

Joe Westerman, playing in the derby for the first time as a Wakefield player, was in a league of his own at times in the first half and he gave Trinity an early lead when he charged over after six minuted. Ryan Hampshire converted and then added a penalty goal shortly after, but Cas got into their rhythm from then.

Cheyse Blair took advantage of back-to-back penalties to cross for Cas’ first try, before Derrell Olpherts strolled in to put the hosts in front.

Trinity responded in outstanding fashion when Tom Johnstone produced an unbelievable finish to put his side back in front at 12-10.

James Clare crossed for the Tigers shortly after, but Jacob Miller’s drop-goal, just before the break, saw Trinity lead 15-14 at half-time.

Unfortunately, that was as good as it got for Trinity and the Tigers coasted to a comfortable victory in the second-half, with further tries from Clare, Olpherts and back-rower Oliver Holmes.

FULL TIME: Tigers 32-15 Trinity.