WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats were edged out 14-10 at Hull FC but head coach Richard Agar praised his side’s effort in an enthralling Stobart Super League XVII round five game at the KC Stadium on Sunday.
The hosts bossed territory and possession in the first half and took an 8-0 lead into the break thanks to Kirk Yeaman’s try and Danny Tickle’s conversion and penalty.
Agar’s former club looked to be cruising to the points when Will Sharp crossed and Tickle added another goal to extend Hull’s lead to 14-0 with an hour played.
However, with 10 minutes remaining Trinity forged a late fight-back and two tries in four minutes from Ben Cockayne and Kyle Wood, the latter goaled by Isaac John, forced the hosts to hang on for a narrow victory.
Agar said: “I thought we were tremendously courageous today, we had to withstand a lot defensively and I thought our defence really held up.
“The players felt if we had another two or three minutes we would have won it.”
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