Wakefield Wildcats: Webster bemoans lack of killer instinct

Craig Hall
Craig Hall

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats must be more clinical - that was the view of boss James Webster following the 24-18 Super League loss at Salford Red Devils.

After watching Trinity go down to their third successive defeat, Webster said: “We just aren’t giving ourselves enough chances to win games.

“We haven’t completed over 66-67 per cent since the start of the season.

“It is a high standard of rugby league we are playing, against good teams.

If you are not able to execute plays correctly you’re not going to get enough chances to win games.

“We shot ourselves in the foot. Salford played well, but we were a bit short, yet again.”

Webster added: “We are just 10, 15, 20 per-cent short in a lot of areas at the moment.

“If we can improve – collectively, every individual – by about 15 to 20 per-cent we will give ourselves more chance of winning games.

“Effort gets you close, execution and skill gets you the win.”

After creating all the early chances at Devils, Wakefield broke through when Jacob Miller crossed, Craig Hall converting.

The hosts hit back when Tim Smith’s pass was intercepted and, following Rangi Chase’s break, former Wildcat Greg Johnson powered over for a Josh Griffin-improved score.

Converted tries from Weller Hauraki and Chase either side of the break were countered by Paul McShane’s try and Hall’s goal but Junior Sa’u replied for Salford.

Hall’s self-converted score proved to be no more than a consolation for the visitors.