Sunday 12th March 2017
15:00 - Round: 4

24-22 FT

( 12-2 HT )

Attendance : 4,964

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Sunday 12th March 2017
15:00 - Round: 4

24 : 22 FT

( 12 - 2 HT )

Attendance : 4,964

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Scorers

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Reece Lyne 2, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou,

  • Goals
    Sam Williams 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Ben Murdoch-Masila, Kris Welham, Greg Johnson, George Griffin,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wakefield Trinity climbed into the top eight of Betfred Super League after snatching a dramatic 24-22 win over Salford Red Devils.

Sam Williams kicked two penalties to Gareth O'Brien's one to nudge Trinity ahead before Reece Lyne and Jacob Miller crossed the whitewash to extend their advantage to 12-2.

The Red Devils looked to have claimed the points after Ben Murdoch-Masila, Kris Welham, Greg Johnson, George Griffin all scored in a 12-minute purple patch to turn the game on its head early in the second half and lead 22-12 after O'Brien converted two of the four tries.

Wakefield rescued the game by scoring two tries in the last 11 minutes through Bill Tupou and Lyne's second, with Williams slotting a difficult conversion for his fourth kick of the match to edge his side back in front.

Salford missed a glorious chance to win it when second rower Ben Murdoch-Masila dropped the ball over the line in the last action of the match as Trinity held onto a game where both coaches renewed the call for video referees at all Super League matches.

"I thought it was a good advert for having video refs at every game because I thought (Greg Johnson) was in touch," Wakefield boss Chris Chester said.

"I thought we'd won it and thrown it away. It's a great win for us but we got out of jail. It shows the character and belief that we can come back and get a result when we looked like we were't going to get anything from the game.

"I'm happy for the fans because it's the first time we've won at home since we beat Warrington here last May. I'm pleased we've been able to send those people home happy."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "At full speed it looks like he has dropped it but a Sky camera might tell you different because you've seen them given before.

"It's probably a case for having Sky cameras at every game but there's obviously a cost to the RFL. To be fair we should have drawn the winger and passed to Kris Welham who would have probably scored in the corner.

"It's a tough loss for us but it's a lesson we've got to learn. You can't question the players' desire, it was a bit of smartness that let us down, especially in the first half.

"They had a lot more sets than us and the two sin-binnings didn't help us. I thought in the second half when we started to play we'd get them but it cost us at the end, though a bit of our own downfall.

"It's hurt us today because this is a tough place to come. I thought we'd worked hard enough to get the win."

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 78: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 63: TRY! scored for Salford by George Griffin
  • 60: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Johnson
  • 57: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 51: TRY! scored for Salford by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • Key Performers

    Niall Evalds

    Metres 136

    Dean Hadley

    Tackles 32

    Head to Head

    Tries: 4-4

    Goals: 4-3

    METRES 1162 - 1134

    CARRIES 176 - 153

    TACKLES 281 - 355

    OFFLOADS 11 - 10

    PENALTIES 6 - 11

    BREAKS 4 - 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Reece Lyne 2 0 21 7 3 3 0 11 94 8.55 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 1 0 11 1 4 3 6 11 43 3.91 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 15 3 3 2 0 14 115 8.21 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Batchelor 0 0 6 3 2 0 0 2 5 2.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 18 5 0 4 0 19 127 6.68 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 5 35 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Finn 0 0 19 2 2 1 0 1 15 15.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 26 5 2 0 0 15 80 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 32 7 1 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 24 7 3 4 0 12 112 9.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 17 0 1 2 0 15 69 4.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Kyle Wood 0 1 22 4 2 1 0 10 45 4.50 0 10 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Anthony England 0 0 18 3 3 0 0 14 71 5.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Williams 0 2 14 2 2 1 4 5 10 2.00 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 9 0 3 2 1 9 112 12.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 12 68 5.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Grix 0 0 5 0 0 3 3 13 103 7.92 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kris Welham 1 0 21 3 4 3 0 14 76 5.43 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Greg Johnson 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 9 54 6.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 37 6 4 8 0 11 98 8.91 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    George Griffin 1 0 15 2 1 1 0 13 75 5.77 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 13 136 10.46 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Gareth O'Brien 0 2 12 1 1 2 3 7 48 6.86 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
    Justin Carney 0 0 3 0 0 10 0 15 122 8.13 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Robert Lui 0 1 28 2 3 0 0 8 68 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Michael Dobson 0 0 19 0 0 0 3 9 45 5.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 29 1 6 1 0 8 65 8.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 37 7 0 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lama Tasi 0 0 27 4 0 1 0 11 104 9.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Joshua Jones 0 1 23 0 0 3 0 12 71 5.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 30 2 1 0 0 4 29 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 30 5 3 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 12 1 2 0 0 5 43 8.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Brining 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 20 20.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties