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Wakefield win an 'arm-wrestle' - Lam

1st September 2019, 18:36 by Craig Smithson

Adrian Lam described Wigan's win at Wakefield Trinity as an "arm-wrestle" as they jumped up to second place in the Super League table.

The Warriors chief watched as Liam Marshall's first half brace was wiped out by James Batchelor and Jacob Miller as the sides went in at the break 12-12.

Marshall completed his hat-trick and Zak Hardaker kicked the conversion, before Ben Jones-Bishop pulled the score back to 18-16 as Danny Brough failed to get the extra points.

It remained that way until the final minute when Sam Powell grabbed a try and Hardaker kicked his fourth goal to seal a 24-16 win to end a run of three consecutive defeats at Belle Vue.

Wigan move behind runaway leaders St Helens and are two points clear of Warrington, Hull and Salford, while Castleford Tigers are two points further back in the fight for the play-offs.

"We prepared for it to go down to the wire and I wanted us to come through an arm-wrestle, we needed that," Lam said.

"It wasn't our best performance but I'm pleased we got the win.

"There was a massive huddle when Sam Powell went over at the end - you could see the relief and joy because this has not been a good hunting ground for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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