Wigan Warriors were on the end of a shock result in Super League on Friday night, with boss Matt Peet bemoaning his side’s lack of intelligence at times throughout the Round 18 clash.
Wakefield Trinity claimed their third win of the season with a dramatic golden point extra time victory over the Warriors, with Will Dagger kicking the winning drop-goal for a 27-26 result.
Following Castleford’s defeat to Leigh, it reduces the gap to just two points at the bottom of the table, while Huddersfield Giants with 10 face Catalans Dragons on Saturday night in Perpignan.
The result marked Wakefield’s third win in four games after losing their first 14 games of the season, with head coach Mark Applegarth in his debut season in charge at Belle Vue.
The reverse fixture saw Wigan claim a 60-0 victory at the DW Stadium, with Wakefiekd’s fight for Super League survival well and truly alive for the second half of the campaign.
Wigan Warriors boss delivers mixed emotions following defeat
“I thought there were times when we were quite good, our effort levels were good throughout but I felt we lacked a bit of intelligence at times,” said Peet.
“We were here last year in a similar situation.
“It’s frustrating but it’s got to be better. The positives will be the lessons that we learned but we were too inconsistent.
“It’s about weighing up the positives and areas of improvement equally.
“We could have nicked that at the end but the review process would have been similar. It won’t really change.”
The result saw Wigan drop to fourth on the Super League table following St Helens’ 24-20 win over Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Daryl Powell’s side travel to face the Warriors next Friday, live on Sky Sports.