As last week, Jamie Rooney was at the core of the Wildcats’ performance, ending the game with a personal total of 20 points and grabbing the try and conversion that made the game safe for Wakefield.
However, Salford narrowed the gap with a try from Matt Adamson and John Wilshere’s conversion and penalty, to leave the scoreline poised at 16-14 in Wakefield’s favour before at the half-time interval.
Again the Wildcats edged themselves into the lead, Kevin Henderson and Tevita Latu the try-scorers as the home side opened up a 28-14 lead over their opponents.
But Salford forced their way back into the game, an interception leading to an 80-metre move for Gareth Haggerty to touch down, before another try – this time from Daley Williams – reduced the deficit to 28-24.
Here Rooney asserted his influence, kicking a penalty to further the lead, before a try and conversion which sealed the game in the Wildcats’ favour.