Chester hails Wakey courage

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has described his team’s display to defeat Warrington as the most courageous and spirited performance he has seen in a long time.

The Wildcats led 30-6 early in the second half and held on to beat the Wire 36-28 at Belle Vue.

Warrington fought back to 32-28 and had just 11 men on the field following two sin-binnings, before a Ben Jones-Bishop try sealed the win.

“I couldn’t keep still in the last 10 minutes,” Chester told media after the game.

“It was a very courageous performance from my guys, who dug in when they needed too.

“The amount of possession Warrington had in the second half really hurt us. It’s probably the most courageous spirited performance I’ve seen from a group in a long time.

“We’ve got a group of players working hard for each other and don’t want to let each other down.”

Wakefield have shot up to sixth on the Super League table and are into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

The Wildcats have collected some big scalps this season including Wigan and Leeds.

“It’s important we keep this momentum,” Chester said.

“They’re a spirited group of players with some flair about them. They’re not scared to throw the ball around.

“We’ve turned over some top teams at home. It’s all about being consistent and turning in this kind of form away from home.”

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