Super League  Friday 29th March 2013  Wish Communications Stadium  Att: 7,705

Squad

Owen, Carney, Shenton, Webster, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Hauraki, Millington, Emmitt, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Mason.

Squad

Mathers, Fox, Collis, L. Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, T. Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Richard Owen

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Ellis

Jamie Ellis

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Peter Fox

Richard Mathers

Peter Fox

Danny Kirmond

Tim Smith

GOAL SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Tonight's West Yorkshire Super League derby at Castleford Tigers was abandoned with seven minutes left to play.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats had just scored their sixth try to lead 37-16 when spectators were told to evacuate the Princess Street Stand.

The club issued a public call for an electrician and the fire brigade were summoned.

Referee Ben Thaler had stopped play and, after a delay of around 10 minutes, blew for full-time.

The Wildcats ran in four first-half tries without reply and withstood a second-half fightback from their hosts to claim a first win in five matches.

Winger Peter Fox got two of Wakefield's five tries but the architects of the victory were Australian scrum-half Tim Smith and former Castleford full-back Richard Mathers, who never seems to fail to remind his old boss Ian Millward of his capabilities.

Wakefield were freshened up after a week off, which also enabled Smith to shake off a calf injury.

The Wildcats' only heavy defeats this year have come in the absence of the Australian playmaker and he underlined his importance with an accomplished performance.

Little went right for Castleford from the moment Rangi Chase scooped up a loose ball to touch down after five minutes only to be penalised for a foul on Mathers.

They were on the wrong end of the first-half penalty count but there were no excuses for the one-on-one misses that enabled the Wildcats to make easy inroads into their defence.

Smith set the tone for the match when he went over directly from dummy half 10 metres out on eight minutes while second rower Danny Kirmond had a virtual walk-in five minutes later after the scrum-half opted to run the ball on the last tackle.

The visitors had to work harder for their next try, Fox taking a pass from the excellent Dean Collis to finish off a flowing move at the corner on 26 minutes.

Paul Sykes added the touchline conversion to tighten his side's hold on the game and there was no way back for Cas when Mathers skipped past a host of wrong-footed defenders for a fourth try.

Sykes maintained his 100% record with the boot and put over a drop goal for good measure to make it 25-0 at half-time.

However, the lead began to look vulnerable when Tigers second rower Jordan Thompson went over for two tries in a five-minute spell early in the second half.

He sliced through the Wakefield defence within three minutes of the resumption for his first and then got on the end of Justin Carney's pass after Chase's intelligent kick had created the opening.

Jamie Ellis kicked both conversions to make it 25-12 and, with the penalty count swinging back their way, rejuvenated Castleford had all the momentum.

In a rare breakaway move, Wakefield left winger Ben Cockayne had a try disallowed for a forward pass before the Tigers cut the deficit further with the try of the match on 65 minutes.

Second rower Weller Hauraki was the architect, taking a return pass from his skipper Michael Shenton before sending winger Richard Owen over at the corner.

That made it 25-16 but Wakefield regained control and moved further ahead when Fox took Mathers' cut-out pass to cross for his second try.

Substitute Lee Smith added the goal and then cut through a tiring defence for the visitors' sixth try seven minutes from the end. He kicked his second goal, which proved to be the final act of the match.

Match Action

  • 77m
    try

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 77m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 70m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 70m
    try

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 67m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Castleford

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 46m
    goal

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 46m
    try

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 42m
    try

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 42m
    goal

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 40m
    dropgoal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    try

    Richard Mathers

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Jake Emmitt

    Castleford

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Keith Mason

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Vince Mellars

    Wakefield

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 31m
    try

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 31m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Justin Poore

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Jonathan Walker

    Castleford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Chris Annakin

    Wakefield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Wilkes

    Wakefield

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Holmes

    Castleford

  • 17m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 17m
    try

    Danny Kirmond

    Wakefield

  • 13m
    interchange_on

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 13m
    interchange_off

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 9m
    try

    Tim Smith

    Wakefield

  • 9m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield