Whitehaven feel force of Wakefield Trinity

Whitehaven were the latest team to feel the force of Championship leaders Wakefield Trinity.

The West Cumbrians lost 30-6 at the Ortus Rec after a spirited effort against the former Super League side.

It had been keenly fought in the first quarter with Wakefield looking the more dangerous, but Whitehaven having their moments.

Edene Gebbie was held up over the line and it became a turnover ball to Trinity.

The breakthrough came on 20 minutes when Wakefield spread the ball wide and Oliver Pratt held off a home defender to stretch out and score. Max Jowitt put over a touchline conversion.

Whitehaven was under defensive pressure due to a lot of handling blunders that they were making.

On minute 28, Wakefield’s captain, Matty Ahurst, twisted free of a tackle to score the second try. Jowitt made the switch.More pressure was applied to the Whitehaven defense, which held strong until Thomas Doyle swooped in from dummy-half in the 37th minute. Jowitt’s goal put the visitors ahead by eighteen points at halftime.

Haven cut the deficit after 48 minutes with a solid second-half showing.

Jake Carter kicked a ball to the corner, and Joey Romey patted it back. Curtis Teare was the first to respond and score. Carter gave in, implying that it might be all out.

However, as soon as Kyrodwell stormed over and Jowitt converted two minutes later, Trinity scored, dash hopes.

Whitehaven were still showing a lot of fire and determination and they looked to be in when Lachlan Hanneghan made a great break down the middle. A really promising position was ended by a great saving tackle from Derrell Olpherts.

The game was wrapped up for Trinity with a fifth try on 66 minutes when Jermaine McGillvary stepped inside to touchdown and Jowitt was on target again with the kick.


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