Nine-try Wakefield Wildcats cruise to Harlequins win

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats hauled themselves off the bottom of Super League with a nine-try demolition of out-of-form Harlequins at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday.

John Kear’s troops were in control throughout and the 52-32 victory pushed their points total into plus figures for the first time this season following their four-point deduction for entering administration.

Josh Griffin led the way in the points tally with 20 thanks to a try, seven conversions and a penalty as Wakefield won at home for the first time this season. The win was Wakefield’s third of the season and follows away wins at Catalan Dragons and Hull FC.

Ben Jeffries scored twice, while Tommy Lee, inspirational captain Glenn Morrison, Chris Dean, Stuart Howarth, Luke George and Paul Johnson also got in on the act as the hosts crossed the line at regular intervals.

Chris Bailey scored for the London club in the first half before Jamie O’Callaghan, Rob Purdham and Chris Melling also went over the line as Quins mounted a second-half fightback after trailing 26-6 at the break.

But Wakefield comfortably held on for the two points, despite further scores from Karl Pryce and Luke Dorn from the visitors.

See full match and all the latest Wakefield Wildcats news in Friday’s Wakefield Express Sport.