WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats suffered their heaviest home defeat of the Super League season yesterday as on-song Hull FC ran in ten tries for an emphatic 52-18 victory at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
Wildcats, playing with the wind to their advantage in the first half, led 12-0 early on but Richard Agar’s men came roaring back to claim victory and avenge their 20-6 loss against Wakefield at the KC Stadium earlier in the season.
The last time Wakefield had played on home soil they saw off title-chasing Huddersfield Giants with a battling performance from the first whistle until the last.
But the showing against the Airlie Birds did little, if anything, to show improvement from the disappointing 40-22 defeat against Harlequins last time out.
It started well enough for John Kear’s men as early pressure saw Gareth Moore and Kyle Amor cross the whitewash, the former kicking both successfully, to open up a 12-0 lead.
It was as good as it got for Wakefield though as tries from former Castleford Tigers man Joe Westerman, Kirk Yeaman and Richard Horne put the visitors ahead at the half-time interval.
Danny Tickle, who kicked six goals, and Richard Whiting, scoring the first of his two tries, crossed for FC to extend their lead before Luke George gave the hosts some hope.
Jordan Turner, Mark O’Meley, Tom Briscoe and Lee Radford all crossed for the play-off hopefuls to wrap-up a comprehensive victory.
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