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  • First Utility Super League
  • 13th Jun 2014
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 4,079

Super League: Wakefield Wildcats beat London Broncos

Last updated: 13th June 2014  

Matt Cook v Castleford

Matt Cook of London Broncos in action as they lost again

CASTLEFORD TIGERS WAKEFIELD TRINITY WILDCATS CELEB DANNY KIRMOND

Danny Kirmond scored a try for Wakefield

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James Webster’s first game in charge of Wakefield Wildcats ended in victory as his side battled to an 18-10 win over struggling London Broncos.

The Broncos slipped to their 16th successive Super League defeat as they have failed to collect a single point all season, but they led 10-4 leading into the final quarter of the match after first-half tries from Iliess Macani and Thomas Minns.

But Wildcats forward Daniel Smith crashed over in the 65th minute and Matt Ryan added a late clincher to make it 18-10 and leave Joe Grima's side heartbroken.

While London remain rooted to the foot of the table on zero points, new Wakefield coach Webster saw his side move eight points clear of Bradford to take a step closer to safety.

After a knock-on by the Broncos inside their own half, Wakefield had the opportunity to build pressure on their visitors and they took with an opening try in the 10th minute.

The Wildcats drove forward and Tim Smith's deft offload sent skipper Danny Kirmond crashing over the line from 10 metres out inside the right channel.

The Broncos battled doggedly and hit back with two tries in three minutes to lead 10-4.

First try

First they struck in the 19th minute when a teasing kick behind the Wakefield defence was not dealt with and Macani pounced on the loose ball to touch down.

Minutes later, Atelea Vea broke clear and, although his progress was halted, the Broncos worked the ball into the right corner where Minns grounded Nesiasi Mataitonga's short kick.

Those two tries visibly poured confidence into the visiting players and they spent the remainder of the first half camped in Wakefield's half.

They should have had a third shortly before the break when George Griffin broke clear and passed to Mason Caton-Brown, who was hauled down.

Wakefield improved markedly after the restart but they struggled badly to make it pay and Josh Drinkwater's fine tackle halted Matt Ryan's progress as he threatened to burst clear on the hour.

In the 63rd minute, Lucas Walshaw broke down the left flank and, although Iliess Maccani made a superb saving tackle, Wakefield worked the ball across the London defence and Daniel Smith crashed over from close range.

Sykes converted to level the scores at 10-10 and then kicked a penalty to edged Wakefield in front before he added another conversion after Ryan touched down after a kick from Richie Mathers was spilled by the London defence.

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Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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