Wakefield gave their survival hopes a huge boost after defeating Hull KR 38-10 at KCOM Craven Park.
The result puts Wakefield on 20 points, two points ahead of KR, London and Huddersfield, who also lost to Castleford this afternoon.
Trinity led 14-0 after tries from Jacob Miller and Ben Jones-Bishop, only to see Ben Crooks and Mitch Garbutt cut their lead to four just before the interval.
Nevertheless, Kyle Wood, Bill Tupou and Miller’s second put the game beyond doubt heading into the final quarter, and there was even time for Ryan Hampshire to cross twice in the final seven minutes to wrap up a comprehensive win for Chris Chester’s side.
Only points difference is keeping the Robins off the bottom of the table, and they still have to travel to Catalans and red-hot Salford, either side of a season-defining home clash with London in their final three matches.
In the second game of the afternoon, Castleford moved back level on points with fifth-placed Salford after subjecting Huddersfield to a 24-0 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Tigers, who have now won four of their last five games, crossed in the first half through James Clare, before Adam Milner, Mike McMeeken and Jesse Sene-Lefao completed the win after the break.
The Giants are now winless in their last three and still have to face Hull FC and table-topping St Helens in their remaining games.