Wakefield: Willie Poching praises Golden Point winner

Willie Poching Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield Trinity Head Coach Willie Poching has praised Jacob Miller following his heroics in their 19-18 win over Hull.

Trinity were trailing 18-6 at half-time, but late tries from Corey Hall and Lee Gaskell sent the match to Golden Point. Miller then scored the match-winner four minutes into extra time.

Poching said Miller, who is out of contract at the end of the year, was really calm and got the team where they needed to be.

He said after the game: “Milky has been a great servant to this club and we’d like to keep hold of him if we can. If it’s not to be, even before today, he can go with the adoration of the fans for what he’s done.

“He had ice in his veins today. He was really calm, getting the team to where he wanted the ball to be. I think a lot of people here will be talking about that field goal for a little while.”

Having ended a seven-match losing run, Poching is now hoping his side can begin a climb away from danger.

“I won’t lie, it feels good,” Poching added.

“There is a tinge of relief. I suppose sometimes you just need that as some indication that we’re on the right path with what we’re doing.

“We haven’t been too far off. But I thought we controlled the ball a lot better and our discipline was enormously better.

“The manner of the performance and the courage showed to finish the way we did shows a lot about what we still have within us. It gives us a lot of belief that we are on the right track.

“Hopefully we can take some confidence into Warrington next week.”

Wakefield injury worry

However, it was not all good news for Wakefield on Sunday afternoon. After just three minutes, Reece Lyne was forced from the field with an ankle injury.

Poching confirmed after the game that Lyne would be sent for a scan to determine the severity of the injury.

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