WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats eased past a lacklustre London Broncos team 24-6 today, Sunday, but the victory was soured by news that forward Danny Kirmond has sustained a suspected fractured cheekbone.
Kirmond suffered the injury in the closing stages of the Stobart Super League XVII game at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and Cats' head coach Richard Agar confirmed that the second rower had visited hospital with a suspected fracture.
Wildcats bossed the first-half and opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Vince Mellars barged over from close range.
Paul Sykes missed the conversion but bagged a penalty 10 minutes later to put the hosts 6-0 up.
Collis powered over three minutes later, Sykes adding the extras, and Trinity extended their advantage further when Ali Lauitiiti powered through the London defence from 30 metres out to score a superb try.
Sykes' goal made it 18-0 at the break and it got worse for the visitors when winger Michael Robertson was sin-binned for dissent 10 minutes into the second half.
Danny Washbrook's short pass put Kirmond over for an unconverted score two minutes later to rub salt into Broncos' wounds.
A brief London rally resulted in Scott Wheeldon's try and Shane Rodney's goal but the final say went to Wakefield when Sykes kicked a penalty.
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