Reece Lyne was delighted to mark his Wakefield return by scoring their clinching try in Sunday’s 36-28 win over Wigan Warriors.
The 21-year-old, who had been sidelined with a toe injury, grabbed the Wildcats’ sixth touchdown four minutes from time when he crossed from an over-the-shoulder pass by Paul Sykes.
“The ball seemed to be stuck in the air for a bit and I was just willing it on to reach me. The defenders were coming across but thankfully I managed to get in and finished it off,” said Lyne.
The centre was making his comeback after a two-month injury lay-off.
He started the season in excellent form and now aims to finish it the same way after missing the middle part of the season.
“I did the injury in the home match against St Helens. I played on for a bit and then decided to rest it after the Good Friday game,” he added.
“It’s taken it’s time and I’ve been out for two months. I got back up and running last week and had a good week’s training.
“To get Sunday’s game under my belt was massive and hopefully I can kick on now.”
Lyne praised Wakefield’s character after they fought back from 18-6 behind in the first-half and 28-26 down mid way through the second period to beat Wigan.
“We have achieved back to back wins and we are feeling good,” he said.
“We really dug in after Wigan scored three tries on the bounce when we didn’t see any ball.
“The effort and toughness of the boys to stick in there is a credit to the boys. We are a really tight group as everyone will know.
“No matter what team Wigan put out it is always going to be a good team. They put 40 past Salford and they hammered Widnes.
“Any Wigan team they put out is going to be a strong team so we knew we had to start well and go set to set.
“We went a bit away from that but we got back into it and we got the result.”
“It was a really good team performance.”