Wakefield add to Wigan woe

Wigan suffered a third straight defeat as a Ben Jones-Bishop double helped Wakefield to a 32-16 win.

Trinity did the bulk of the damage in the first-half as they established a 14-6 lead, with Jones-Bishop and Bill Tupou scoring.

Gabe Hamlin responded for the Warriors just before the break to give them a lifeline, but Jones-Bishop scored a 90-metre intercept early in the second-half.

Tom Johnstone’s try extended the lead to 26-6, although quickfire tries through Tom Davies and Morgan Escare offered Wigan a late fightback.

But the impressive Pauli Pauli scored late on to ensure Wakefield came home with the points.

Wakefield: Jowitt; Jones-Bishop, Lyne, Tupou, Johnstone; Miller, Hampshire; Fifita, Randell, England, Ashurst, Kirmond, Horo. Subs: Wood, Pauli, Arona, Hirst.

Tries: Jones-Bishop (2), Tupou, Johnstone, Pauli
Goals: Hampshire (6)

Wigan: S Tomkins; Davies, Sarginson, Gildart, Mullen; Williams, Powell; Clubb, Leuluai, Navarrete, Bateman, Farrell, O’Loughlin. Subs: Isa, Escare, Field, Hamlin.

Tries: Hamlin, Davies, Escare
Goals: S Tomkins (2)