“WE’RE back in the black” was the response from head coach John Kear following Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ excellent 20-6 Super League XVI win at Hull FC on Friday night.
A terrific performance from the visitors at the KC Stadium was rewarded with two points that lifts them off the bottom of the table and wipes out the four-point deduction imposed on the club after it went into administration during pre-season.
Frankie Mariano’s try, converted by Josh Griffin, gave the Wildcats a narrow lead at the break and despite Hull levelling through Danny Tickle’s score and goal, Wakefield romped to the two points thanks to tries from Tommy Lee and Kyle Amor and three more goals from Griffin.
After the game, a delighted Kear joked: “Yes, we’re back in the black - a bit better than the government.”
He added: “Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve and sometimes you do - and tonight they got what they deserved.
“The work ethic was pretty good last week - it was even better this week.”
Crusaders, who were also docked four points at the start of the season, are now bottom of the Super League table following their 32-22 loss to Catalan Dragons while the Wildcats could move above struggling Hull FC should Kear’s men win at home to Leeds Rhinos in round seven on Sunday.
Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.