Chris Chester proud of Wakefield efforts in “heartbreaking” golden point defeat

Wakefield coach Chris Chester was proud of his side’s effort in their golden point extra time defeat to Hull FC.

Trinity went down to a 27-26 defeat by the Airlie Birds at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Friday night, with Marc Sneyd kicking the winning drop goal for the visitors.

Chester said: “It’s heartbreaking really, with the effort we put in. It kind of summed us up, we continually let Hull FC back into games.

“It was a tales of two halves. We gave them a stern talking to at half-time and they reacted well. We put ourselves in a position to kick on but came up with some poor tackle selection.

“I’m immensely proud of the efforts of our players who never give in but also really frustrated that Sneyd has done us again with a one-pointer.

“We’ve just got to learn from it. We were ill-disciplined in the first half, with a 6-1 penalty count.

“The main thing is we didn’t panic when we were 14 points down but we kept gifting them some cheap possession and it hurt us at the end of the game.”

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