Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss James Webster admitted that his team “threw away” the game in their shock 36-30 loss to Leigh Centurions in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round,
Trinity relinquished a 24-6 half-time lead to suffer a home defeat to the Kingstone Press Championship leaders.
Webster said: “We fell in a heap.
“We threw it away. They had 24 sets in the second half and we had nine. It just sums up our season.
“If you put any pressure on Wakefield they will crumble and eventually we did.”
Trinity were cruising at the break thanks to Joe Arundel’s brace and tries from Chris Riley, and Nick Scruton.
Ryan Brierley replied for the Centurions who improved on the resumption and after Wildcats skipper Danny Kirmond had been sin-binned, the visitors hit back with tries from Jonny Pownall and Bob Beswick.
Tom Armstrong went over to draw Leigh level and although Jon Molloy crossed to regain the lead for Wakefield, Leigh won it with scores from Sam Hopkins and former Wildcat Oliver Wilkes.