May 20, 2017

Trinity Win Kick Starts Magic Weekend

A superb victory for Trinity over the Vikings at the 2017 Dacia Magic Weekend with an extremely strong performance.

Wakefield had the edge with the possession applying a lot of pressure onto Widnes throughout the opening 40 minutes.

There were a few errors from Wakefield deep in their own half giving Widnes the opportunity to get back into the game however Trinity’s defence remained composed to deny Widnes from going over.

Grix was the first player to get on the score sheet at the St James’ Park, Newcastle. Ben Jones-Bishop intercepted the ball deep in his own half to take Trinity down the field, on the next play Caton-Brown found Scott Grix who glided over on 17 minutes.

An easy try for Trinity to double the lead when Reece Lyne got on the back of a Miller pass to stroll in after Widnes knocked on deep in their own half.

Scott Grix got his second of the game on 33 minutes after he went over in the left corner after the fullback created a lovely show and go.

Lloyd White was then sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes after a dangerous tackle on Mason Caton-Brown to put Widnes down to 12 men for the remainder of the first half.

Fantastic defence from Trinity after the second half got underway from James Batchelor who forced Widnes to knock-on on their 10m line. On the next play Ben jones-Bishop dived over in the corner.

On 46 minutes Widnes found themselves getting back into the game after Ryan Ince found a gap in the Trinity defence to dive down just behind the sticks.

Widnes were penalised for interference, Trinity decided on the two points to make it 24-6 with 18 minutes of the game remaining.

A lovely try for Trinity when Caton-Brown intercepted the ball, he had Grix in support who chased down the field, the full back found Caton-Brown. A few plays later and Ben Jones-Bishop went over in the right corner. Finn unfortunately failed the conversion, 28-6.

Widnes defence made a blunder when a poor pass from dummy-half was collected up from Matty Ashurst who went over under the sticks to further Trinity’s lead.

Minutes later Hep Cahill got Widnes’ second try and the final one of the game after he crossed the line at close range.

Full Time: Widnes Vikings 12 – 34 Wakefield Trinity