Just the one game for the Foundation’s sides this weekend as our PDRL side aimed to preserve their unbeaten start with a victory against their old foe, Leeds Rhinos.
PDRL | Trinity 16-6 Rhinos
Wakefield Trinity PDRL secured their first victory of the season with a stellar 16-6 victory over their neighbours, Leeds Rhinos.
With two draws in two games against Castleford and Leeds, Trinity went into the contest buoyed by strong performances and started the stronger of the two sides.
A round one meeting with the Rhinos ended in a stalemate, offering both sides the incentive to get one over their West Yorkshire opponents, and, just like the previous contest, it was Trinity who struck first.
Outstanding play in the centre field struck a breakaway in the Wakefield pack and Johnny Humphries was able to touch down.
Despite the momentum swinging in the home side’s favour at Eastmoor, it was the visitors who drew level soon after, as Leeds managed to touch down.
However, unfazed by the Rhinos equaliser just minutes prior, Wakefield regained their much-deserved lead just before the interval.
Player-manager, Lee Whiteley finished off a structured attack to give the hosts the advantage at the break.
Not much to report in the second half, however, Trinity was able to add to their slender advantage before the referee called a halt on proceedings as Connor Lynes dotted down for his first of the season.
An unfortunate injury to Goodfellow saw the Trinity player tear his bicep within the contest, but Wakefield was able to hold out and secure the victory.