Chris Chester savours home comforts as Wakefield secure back-to-back wins

Wakefield coach Chris Chester savoured some home comforts as his side beat Hull KR 48-18 to post back-to-back wins for the first time for 18 months.

Winger Ben Jones-Bishop scored a hat-trick of tries as Trinity followed up their victory over Huddersfield three days earlier to run in nine tries on their return to Belle Vue after a seven-month absence.

READ: Wakefield 48-18 Hull KR: Ben Jones-Bishop hat-trick helps Trinity to victory

Chester said: “It was a bit strange to be honest. Obviously there were no fans in the stadium but I think we’ve been over the Pennines eight times and so to play at home on a pitch we do all our training on certainly helps.”

Although Jones-Bishop took the scoring honours, fellow winger Tom Johnstone produced a starring role as creator and acting captain Reece Lyne also caught the eye of his coach.

“I thought we were led exceptionally well by Reece Lyne,” Chester said. “He was a handful and scored a couple of tries but I thought his leadership was first class.

“I’m really pleased for the players, with how they’ve responded over the last four or five days.

“I thought they were really good today. They probably came out a bit sloppy in the second half but overall it was a good solid performance and certainly something to work on.

“You can see guys growing in confidence. I thought we scored some really nice tries.”

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