7th July 2018, 21:04 | super_league

Catalans pick up crucial win at Wakefield

Catalans pick up crucial win at Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity 18-35 Catalans Dragons

Brayden Wiliame scored twice as Catalans Dragons maintained their impressive recent form with a hard-fought win over Wakefield at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

First-half tries from Greg Bird, Benjamin Julien, David Mead and Wiliame helped the Dragons into a 22-12 interval lead.

Wakefield scored through Justin Horo (two) and Tom Johnstone but they could not deny Steve McNamara’s side a seventh win from their last nine Super League games as Wiliame completed his brace and Fouad Yaha also went over.

The result lifted Catalans level on points with Wakefield, who led in the fifth minute when former Dragons second-rower Horo grounded a short grubber kick from Tyler Randell.

Catalans boss McNamara said: "You win a game and you're elated for a couple of hours but then you realise you have to go again. 

"There are a few teams in and around us, so we've just got to keep winning. There a million permutations, so you've just got to keep turning up and winning games."

Opposite number Chris Chester was left frustrated by his side's performance and felt the scoreline flattered Wakefield.

Chester, who saw prop Anthony England forced off with a bicep injury, said: "It's extremely disappointing. I don't know what was worse, the attack of the defence. We were terrible in both aspects of the game.

"We need to collectively and individually put things right."