28 Jun 2019
Wakefield defeat Huddersfield
Wakefield Trinity 36-10 Huddersfield Giants
Tyler Randell scored a hat-trick as Wakefield Trinity beat Huddersfield Giants 36-10 to record their third Betfred Super League win against the Giants this season.
Trinity hooker Randell touched down twice in the first half and raced clear for a third late on as Chris Chester’s men ended a six-match losing streak in all competitions.
The result leaves Huddersfield, who failed to register a single point during the second half, just two points off the foot of the table as the battle to avoid relegation grows increasingly congested.
Simon Woolford’s visitors scored tries through Alex Mellor and Louis Senior but they lost second-rower Dale Ferguson to injury at the start of the second half and from there Wakefield took control.
Jordan Crowther and Jacob Miller also scored for Trinity, with Danny Brough and Ryan Hampshire adding three penalties between them.
Wakefield head coach Chris Chester said: "I thought we were good value for our win because it has been challenging these past six weeks and coaching can be a lonely place at times.
“But I couldn’t be more proud of the players and Tyler Randell was outstanding – he’s telling all the lads it’s his first hat-trick.
“We just seemed to want that game more than the opposition and I couldn’t be more pleased."
Huddersfield boss Simon Woolford said: "It’s not good enough. We gave too many penalties away when Wakefield were coming out of their end of the field.
“We would have some good defence and then all the good work would be undone with poor discipline – it’s the same story.
“It’s not good enough for our fans, it’s not good for our owner Ken Davy who does a lot for this club, and we’re in a predicament now where we’re got to start thinking about fighting for survival."