04/08/13 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Bradford Bulls KO 3.30pm
Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:36 PM
Who won perhaps?
Lee Radford rang me the other week....I knew Hull FC were a bit desperate but I had no idea it had got that bad.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:41 PM
Edited by snapski, 04 August 2013 - 05:42 PM.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:51 PM
Wakefield were the better team in the first half and we were a bit lucky to be only two points down at halftime. Second half was the other way round; we looked to have clear control of the game till Wakefield scored a late try and we had to hang on for the last five minutes.
Not a great game, but a pretty good one. We were pretty steady away with strong defence and good ground gained by individuals but we weren't brilliant at joined-up attack. Wakefield probably had the two best players on the park in Aiton and Mariano.
After the bother with Widnes fans, Wakefield made the away fans stand down the touchline side rather than go behind the posts. We ended up being stood next to the Bulls barmy army. Do both other supporters and yourselves a favour boys ... the singing is great and a credit to the club, but please cut down on the swearing
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:58 AM
Wakey didn't lose the game in the first half but they did fail to win it; with all the ball and territory they had the Wildcats could, and maybe should, have been out of sight by the half time hooter. I think the Bulls seemed to lose the idea of building pressure and tried to score every set, throwing some pretty wild passes out at times, though their line defence was superb all game [wish I could say the same about mid field] and Wakey must be ruing only being two points to the good at half time.
The Bulls got better field position and more possession in the second half as referee Child tried to even up the penalty count but couldn't turn their lead into an obviously winning one as Wakey fought back. Bulls pack were very good; Scruton in particular, Manuofakoa, Donalson and Evans were outstanding. Keith Lulia had his best game for ages both in attack and defence, Danny Addy, back in the pack, had a good game ball in hand but seemed a bit lost in defence, which was maybe only to be expected.
Plenty of mistakes, but full on RL, great game.
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