February 9, 2018

Trinity Secure Two Points Following Nail Biting End

Trinity secured their second win of the season in what was a nail biting fixture at the Mobile Rocket Stadium in front of the Sky cameras.

It was a very scrappy fixture with errors coming from both teams, Trinity got an early lead but Salford came back fighting until the bitter end however a missed conversion by the visitors was the deciding factor on who took away the points.

Trinity had a fantastic start to the game after looking spritely in attack having the majority of the possession and the Salford defence looked weary.

The constant pressure on the Salford defence paid off after just five minutes when Scott Grix got over the line. After being awarded a penalty on Salford’s 20m mark, the ball was shifted out to the left to find Grix who fooled the defence with a dummy to get the first try in the game and put Trinity into an early lead.

Opportunities were few and far between for both sides for the remainder of the first half; Trinity edged it slightly but errors and lack of ball control from both sides on the final play of the ball denied either side on scoring.

On 32nd minute Trinity could have doubled the lead, there was a fumble on the try line and it looked like Miller had got the ball over. The decision was sent up to the video referee and the try was not given.

Trinity were awarded with a penalty in front of the sticks, Finn made no mistakes to add the extra two points to put the home side 8-0 into the lead going in at half time.


Trinity struggled to break down the Salford defence throughout the second half and it was the visitors who came out on top with two quick tries.

Salford soon got back into the game, an error from the Trinity defence allowed Rob Lui to get over from dummy half, the conversion attempt was unsuccessful and the home side remained in the lead, 8-4.

Their second came two minutes later when Niall Evalds found space on the right left wing to get over and put the score line level with 24 minutes of the game remaining.

Trinity answered back with a fantastic set deep in Salford’s half following back to back penalties. It was Miller who finally got himself on the score sheet; the decision went up to the video referee and within seconds was given to go back into the lead.

Another potential try for Trinity came on the 71st minute when Ryan Hampshire went over from close range but the decision that went up to the video referee was not given.

It was a nail biting end to the game after Salford found themselves with the opportunity to pull it back level after Kris Welham got over on the hooter, fortunately the conversion was missed and Trinity took the two points.

Full Time: Wakefield Trinity 14-12 Salford Red Devils