Wakefield Trinity put their Easter form behind them when they came out victorious with a 30-10 win over the Catalans Dragons at the Beaumont Legal Stadium.
Mason Caton-Brown and Ben Jones-Bishop turned out to be the real difference makers for the hosts, scoring five tries between them. Giving Trinity their first win in four games.
Chris Chester’s men went down the tunnel for half-time delighted as it looked like they would be trailing at the end of the first half, but two late tries meant Trinity went into the break leading 8-6.
During the opening ten minutes Trinity were unable to get out of their own half after a poor start, Scott Grix failed to pick up the ball from Gigot’s kick forcing a GLDO handing Catalans the opportunity to apply the pressure in the early stages of the game, however their defence stood stern, not allowing Catalans the opportunity to score early on.
When Trinity were finally able to get some possession, they were dealt a blow when winger Tom Johnstone had to come off with a knee injury after breaking the Catalans defence.
Trinity almost replied with a try of their own minutes later when Jones-Bishop looked to have scored, however Scott Grix’s pass to Jones-Bishop was deemed forward.
Yaha’s professional foul on Arundel resulted in the winger getting a yellow and sent to the sin-bin giving Trinity a lifeline to get back into the game. Grix found his man at the second time of asking, this time Caton-Brown on the left wing who was able to cross the line to bring the hosts back into the game. Liam Finn’s conversion was unsuccessful.
The try spurred the hosts on and two minutes later Jones-Bishop was able to score in a possession which saw Caton-Brown cause more problem for Catalans as he broke the defence. Finn again failing to convert, 8-6.
Wakefield started the second half with much more intent, and once again it was Caton-Brown who punished the visitors when he collected Jacob Miller’s pass on the left wing to cross the line. Finn again missed the conversion.
50 minutes in and Catalans scored a try of their own. Caton-Brown knocked on 10 metres out and the following possession gave Fouad Yaha the opportunity to score. Luke Walsh missed the conversion, 12-10.
Caton-Brown managed to add to his fantastic performance with his hat-trick try. It was a fantastic finish 57 minutes in when Joe Arundel found him on the left wing. Catalans looked rattled following the try and Walsh was sent to this sin-bin for descent.
The Dragons continued their poor second half when Myler’s poor pass was collected by Jones-Bishop who ran over 70 metres to score his second of the game.
Wakefield continued to dominate the second period and managed to extend their lead to 20 points when Craig Huby scored Trinity’s fourth second half try and to win the game 30-10.