Chester shocked at blowout scoreline

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester admitted he wasn’t expected the 62-0 defeat his side inflicted on a severely weakened Wigan side on Sunday.

The Wildcats ran in 11 tries against a Warriors side missing 10 first-teamers due to illness and injuries.

Chester said after the game via the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I thought it was going to be a lot closer.

 “I know they are struggling with injuries and they’ve had a bug go through the camp, but I certainly wasn’t expecting that scoreline. But it just shows what a bit of belief does to a group of players.”
It was the fourth win from four games for the former Hull KR boss since replacing Brian Smith at the helm last month, and Chester praised his players’ desire against last year’s Grand Finalists:  “From one to 17 they were outstanding. We scored some fantastic tries and I thought our execution was very good, but what pleased me was what they did without the ball. 

“To keep a Wigan side to zero points takes some special efforts and there were lots of special efforts out there.

“It’s just desire and players not wanting to let their team-mates down,” Chester said.

“That has been evident these last three weeks. They are starting to believe in themselves a little bit more. I am really pleased, it has been a good few weeks, but we need to make sure we keep grounded.

“We are a confident side at this moment in time and we are enjoying the journey.”

Wakefield have moved up to 9th in the table, level on points with 8th place Salford.

 

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