May 6, 2018

Trinity Back To Winning Ways

A magnificent win for Trinity against Hull KR at a very Sunny Mobile Rocket Stadium.

It was a hat-trick for Johnstone amongst the nine tries scored by Trinity to seal the win and take the much needed two points after a run of poor defeats.

Trinity strolled into an easy lead but Hull KR came back fighting to give the home side a fright after scoring two tries in quick concession to pull it back level, however Randell ensured that Trinity went into the sheds in the lead at half time after fighting over to Rovers defence to go over.

Man of the Match, Jacob Miller had an exceptional game assisting the first two tries for Trinity. The first try saw Miller make a clean break; he darted around the Rovers defence and had Ashurst in support who scored the first try of the game.

Minutes later and it was Miller who made another break, he picked up the loose ball deep in Trinity’s half to run the length of the field; he had Johnstone in support who then dived over and double Trinity’s lead after just 10 minutes.

The visitors picked up their form and got themselves back into the game after two very quick tries. A knock-on by Trinity right on the try line resulted in the Rovers picking up possession and getting down the field in one set; an offload from Jordan Waine found Chris Clarkson who crossed the line.

Soon after and it was Adam Quinlan who crossed for Rovers to pull the game back level after some great footwork from the full-back.

Trinity were given a lifeline after the visitors had two attempts to take the lead, fortunately on both occasions the ball was knocked-on.

On the half hour mark, Tyler Randell crossed for Trinity after fighting off a number of the Rovers defenders to nudge Trinity ahead.

The second half was just as exciting as the first with Trinity scoring tries for fun with Grix getting two and Johnstone securing his hat-trick.

Trinity were awarded back-to-back penalties, the second penalty Finn went for the two points to put the home side eight points ahead before Grix found a gap in the Rovers defence to get over for the try.

Ben Jones-Bishop came out on top after a fantastic break to race the length of the field and dive over.

Minutes later and Johnstone went over for his second in the game on the left wing. A grubber-kick from Kyle Wood which found the hands of Johnstone to get over.

Grix got his second try of the game, the full-back carved open the Rovers defence to get his way over the line, unfortunately Finn failed to kick the conversion.

Moss got a consolation try for the Rovers after good play from Quinlan, however it was too late in the game to be able to pick up form and pull it back around.

Anthony England got himself onto the score sheet when he dived over from close range after he mopped up Ben Jones-Bishops kick.

Two minutes later and Johnstone sealed the victory after scoring his hat-trick, the second against Hull KR this season after another offload from Jacob Miller.

Full Time: Wakefield Trinity 54-18 Hull KR