Trinity Clinch First Victory of the Season

3rd March, 2017

Trinity get their first win of the season in the dying minutes with a penalty try from Jacob Miller.

Back-to-back errors nearly proved costly for the third consecutive week, but a penalty try gave Trinity their first win of the season in what was an entertaining second half.

Trinity made the first half into their own game adapting to the horrendous weather conditions extremely well, with St Helens not even getting close to Trinity’s back line. However a lack of composure and discipline resulted in Saints getting themselves back into the game with two minutes to go before half time.

Saints gave away two consecutive errors in the opening seven minutes. The home side made the initial break down the field however Johnstone was on hand to force an error resulting in a Trinity penalty.

Seconds later Trinity were awarded with another penalty for holding down, Williams did not fail with the two points to go into the lead.

A smart kick from Scott Grix on 19- minutes forced a GLDO, on the next play Mason Caton-Brown dived over in the corner to score on his debut, the decision given by video ref.

Fages was penalised for messing around at the ruck, giving Williams another shot at goal for the two points which he nailed once again putting Trinity further into the lead by 10-0.

Whilst Saints did not show any threat until the final five minutes of the first half after they made a quick break down the field. Trinity forced a penalty on their back line resulting in the home side with a fresh set. On the next play Ryan Morgan got over in the corner to get Saints back into the game. Percival was unable to convert to make it 4-10 at half time.

Keiron Cunningham obviously gave his side a few choice words at half time as the home side came out all guns blazing in the second half. Trinity looked extremely shaky in defence with Saints taking this to their advantage and it was not long before they found themselves with a try after Percival found space out wide. Fortunately Percival was unable to convert and Trinity remained in the lead by two points.

Roles reversed and Saints found themselves awarded with back-to-back penalties. Fifita was penalised for a dangerous tackle on Fages 30m out. Mark Percival crossed for his second of the evening to put the home side in front for the first time of the game. Once again the centre failed to convert and Trinity trailed by two points.

Trinity found their fighting spirit; the defence grew stronger denying the home side of going further into the lead.

Jacob Miller got over the line for Trinity; the decision went up to the video ref with James Child giving the on field decision a no try. A penalty try was given after Miller was pulled away from the ball in the process of grounding it to get Trinity the first win of the season.

Full Time: St Helens 12 – 16 Wakefield Trinity