Trinity showcased an impressive fighting spirit after turning the game around from a 20-0 deficit to win the game 42-30.
It looked like it was game over after 20 minutes when Wigan stormed into the lead on 20 points after scoring four successive tries down the left side.
A few errors and a sleeping defence did not help Trinity’s cause but a try from Bill Tupou seemed to give Wakefield their momentum to fight back and score four tries within 15 minutes at the end of the first half.
Wigan got the first try of the game just after three minutes when James Worthington finished down the left side after both Bill Tupou and Scott Grix were unable to deal with a Williams kick. Williams failed the conversion to put the home side 4-0 up.
Two more tries soon followed after a few errors from the Trinity defence. Lewis Tierney slid over on six minutes and then a mistake from Kyle Wood who lost the ball deep into Wigan’s half resulted in the home side gaining possession. On the next play Liam Marshall darted through Trinity’s defence to put the ball down. Once against Williams failed with the conversion.
The fourth try for Wigan came soon after when Tommy Leuluai got the ball down under the posts after Trinity’s defence was left wide open in the centre.
Trinity then found their fighting spirit after Bill Tupou found himself scoring Wakefield’s first try of the game with 15 minutes of the first half remaining. The ball travelled across the field and Grix fed Tupou in on the right corner, unfortunately Finn failed the conversion.
It was not long before Trinity got their second, Grix once again had Tupou in support to his right, the fullback fed the ball through to the Tupou in the right hand corner mimicking the earlier try, Finn added the extras and Wakefield started to bounce back with confidence.
Mason Caton-Brown got the ball over in the left corner after a lovely pass from Matty Ashurst to put Trinity within four points of Wigan however a hat-trick for Tupou put the first 40 minutes to a close and Trinity took the lead by two points.
Trinity started the second half how the ended the first and after being awarded a penalty, an inside pass from Jacob Miller to Danny Kirmond who had returned to the field after passing a concussion test scored to further Trinity’s lead.
Another penalty for Trinity after a high tackle on Mason Caton-Brown who was running across the Wigan line, Liam Finn definitely didn’t fail with kicking for the two points to go 10 points into the lead.
A lovely attacking display from Trinity on 56 minutes when Liam Finn put Anthony England in who steamed through the Wigan defence.
Wigan showed they were still in the game when James Worthington crossed the line for his second after he found a gap in Trinity’s defence down the left side.
Jacob Miller also got his name on the score sheet after fooling Wigan with a dummy and got his arm over the line, Finn failed the initial conversion but the referee gave Finn a second chance as Wigan moved off the mark. He got the second attempt to put Trinity 42-26 into the lead with seven minutes of the game remaining.
Liam Marshall got his second of the game and a consolation try for Wigan to put them 12 points behind, fortunately for Trinity Williams failed the conversion and Trinity won the game in sensational fashion.