James Webster: Wakefield coach recalls 'nightmare' Widnes defeat

Joe Mellor
Wakefield conceded 10 tries at Widnes, including this one from Joe Mellor

Head coach James Webster described Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' 58-16 Super League defeat by Widnes Vikings as a "nightmare" afternoon of rugby league.

Wakefield came into the game with a 100% record from their opening two matches of the 2015 campaign, but were well beaten by Denis Betts' Widnes.

Webster's side let in 10 tries, two more than the eight conceded in the wins against Castleford and Hull KR.

"It was a horror show - a nightmare," Webster told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Whether you're the owner, director, staff member or support that's not what we expect. It's not what you train for. I'm extremely disappointed.

Widnes' Lloyd White runs through the Wakefield defence
Wakefield struggled to contain Lloyd White, who scored four tries for Widnes

"We've no excuses, we started poorly and never recovered, it's a tough game and we weren't prepared to be tough today,"

The 42-point defeat was the Wildcats' highest margin in the league since a round 20 loss to Wigan Warriors in 2012.

Reigning champions St Helens provide the opposition for Wakefield at Belle Vue in their next fixture.

"We picked up some injuries, we found it hard to compete and Widnes were doing it really easy on us," Webster added. "It's up to us now to get ourselves together for next week."

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