Wakefield bounced back from their opening round defeat in the best way possible, with a big win on their home ground. The only thing marring the win was a broken leg for Richard Owen, and I’d like to wish him all the best with his recovery. Inside 16 minutes, Wakefield were 24-0 to the good after tries from Jon Molloy, Michael Sio, Mickael Simon and Nick Scruton. Lee Smith extended the Wildcats’ advantage after half an hour with a converted try before Bradford got on the board through Adrian Purtell. The Bulls started the second half in a great fashion as Dale Ferguson crashed over to spark some life back into the visitors, Danny Addy tagged on the extras to make the score 30-12 to the hosts but Wakefield soon piled on the points. Smith slotted over a penalty goal for Wakefield before Reece Lyne and Matty Ashurst joined in with the try-scoring for Brian Smith’s side. Jacob Miller and James Clare exchanged tries in the final few minutes for the hosts and visitors respectively. Those were the final two tries scored in the match which turned out to be a very successful one for the Wildcats.
Prediction – Wakefield by 8
Result – Wakefield by 30
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