Chris Chester: Ball control won us the game against Salford

James Messenger

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester believes their control of the ball in the second half was the key to victory away at Salford.

Trinity recovered from last week’s defeat away at Castleford as three scores after half-time paved the way for victory.

The first half was a scrappy affair from both sides, but Trinity came out after the break with renewed concentration and had a set completion rate of over 90%.

“I thought we were good value today,” Watson said. “It was a bit of a scrappy game, certainly in that first 40 minutes.

“That kind of ball control [in the second half] generally wins you games. We were excellent and that probably needs to be a minimum standard now moving forward.

Despite leapfrogging Warrington and moving up to eighth in the table, Chester is confident there is far more to come from his side going into their upcoming fixtures.

“There’s certain parts, that 10-to-25-minute period where we let them off the hook and they made some easy yards through the middle,” he said.

“We need to take a look at that, and the personnel. But I’m delighted we’ve come here and won.

“It’s always a tough place to come. We’ve not had a great deal of success here, certainly in the last couple of years.”

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