Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats maul London Broncos
Last Updated: 15/03/14 5:28pm
Richie Mathers: Four tries for the Wildcats
Richie Mathers scored four tries as Wakefield continued their good form by beating London Broncos 50-22 in front of a crowd of just 1,017 in the capital.
Mathers struck twice in each half as the Wildcats made it back-to-back wins with a confident display, running in nine tries.
Wakefield started the brighter and took the lead on seven minutes, Mathers finishing after Pita Godinet had been held just short.
And within two minutes Mathers had added his second, the full-back romping home after Taulima Tautai had broken through the Broncos defence.
The Londoners were simply not at the races, being caught out by a 40-20 kick from Paul McShane moments later, with only a try-saving tackle from Denny Solomona stopping Peter Fox creeping in at the corner.
The hosts succeeded in slowing the tempo of the game, but were offering precious little in terms of attack.
The Broncos did come close on 22 minutes though, Solomona adjudged to have gone into touch as he dived to score.
The Londoners got on the board two minutes later, Thomas Minns finishing after Scott Moore and James Cunningham had combined well.
But the Wildcats almost instantly eased 12 points clear once again, Jarrod Sammut seizing on a loose ball to stride clear unopposed.
Wakefield were in the ascendency once more, Dean Collis running in their fourth try just after the half hour when he rounded off good work from Godinet.
It was far too easy for the Wildcats, Reece Lyne the next to score when he took an offload from Ali Lauitiiti to race home.
Paul Sykes appeared off the bench for the visitors to open the second half, making his 300th appearance in the process.
But it was Mathers grabbing the headlines, shrugging off some woeful tackles to bundle over the line to complete his hat-trick on 48 minutes.
The Wildcats eased off after that, seemingly content to sit on their lead and take a breather.
And that offered the Broncos the chance to conjure up their second score, Solomona finishing neatly after Ben Farrar had taken out the Wakefield defence with a looping pass.
Atelea Vea then spilled with the line at his mercy minutes later as London finally showed some appetite for the contest.
Normal service was resumed on 65 minutes though, Collis adding his second as he bounced off a series of would-be tacklers to crash over at the posts.
Five minutes later Solomona showed his finishing instincts once again when he crossed after good handling from Farrar and Mason Caton-Brown.
There was still time for Wakefield to chalk up their eighth try, Godinet pouncing on another loose ball to stroll over.
London skipper Matt Cook then muscled his way over after a Cunningham pass with five minutes to play, but Mathers was to have the final word when he shrugged off more poor tackling to surge over from close range.
First Utility Super League
Thu 26th Mar
Salford Red Devils36 - 8Widnes Vikings
Fri 27th Mar
Castleford Tigers20 - 14Hull FC
Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
Sat 28th Mar
Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
Thu 2nd Apr
Hull FCvsHull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
Castleford TigersvsLeeds Rhinos
Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
Warrington WolvesvsCastleford Tigers
Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Catalans DragonsvsWidnes Vikings
Fri 10th Apr
Hull FCvsWidnes Vikings
Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan WarriorsvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Hull FC0 - 0Hull K R
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans Dragons0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Super League 2014, round five
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- Brown: Best win yet
- Patient Wolves please Smith
- Perfect Saints sink Dragons
- McDermott hails two-try hero
- Rhinos rip through Vikings
- Three and easy for Wolves
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- Tigers v Hull FC: Teams
- Broncos v Wildcats: Teams
- Wigan Warriors v Hull KR
- Morley issues rallying cry
- Saints v Dragons: Teams
- Vea to make Broncos debut
- Red Devils v Wolves: Teams
- Warriors v Hull KR: Teams
- Rhinos v Vikings: Teams
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- Wane makes case for defence
- Rapira to miss Wolves clash
- Brown: Saints can improve