Unbeaten Trinity beat winless Dragons


Wakefield Trinity have maintained their unbeaten start to the season after a 16-14 win over the winless Catalans Dragons.

It was a good start to the match for the visitors Wakefield Trinity as they took the lead through Reece Lyne’s effort. Liam Finn missed his conversion, meaning he would have to wait to land his 500th career point.

The Dragons, winless from their first two games, then went on to take the lead as Benjamin Garcia was able to power to score. Lucas Albert was successful with the conversion and then added a penalty to put the Dragons in front by four.

However, the scores were level going into the break as Tom Johnstone continued his fine form, scoring in the corner. Finn was again unsuccessful with his kick, but his side was level heading into half time.

Albert got the first points of the second half as he slotted a penalty between the posts to edge the Dragons 10-8 in front.

Then came the moment that Finn had been waiting for as he hit 500 career points by converting David Fifita’s try to edge Wakefield back in front in what was a really good contest. Finn then also added what proved to be a decisive penalty.

It was a game of fine margins which came back to haunt the Dragons. Lewis Tierney managed to score a try and give Albert the chance to level the game again and he couldn’t take it, leaving the Dragons bottom of the pile.

It means the Dragons are the only winless team in the competition now, still very early days however. Although they will want to correct this soon and it doesn’t get any easier for them as they travel to defending Super League champions Leeds Rhinos.

As for Wakefield, they go joint top with St Helens as the only two sides to take maximum points from their first three games. They will look to continue this run with a home game against Huddersfield Giants next Friday.

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