Post-match reaction to Leeds Rhinos' 31-24 victory over the Wakefield Wildcats.
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Leeds coach Brian McDermott had some sympathy for Wakefield after they were pipped for the points for the second successive week.
A week after squeezing out a 20-18 win at Headingley, McDermott's men scored two tries in the last six minutes to win 31-24 in front of a near-capacity crowd of 10,031 at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
"I thought last week's game was a cracking advertisement for Super League and tonight's was well," McDermott said.
"The two teams really had a dig and it was dramatic at the end. Neither team gave in and the result could have gone either way.
"Had Wakefield won that game, I wouldn't have had a grievance. I thought Wakefield probably deserved something out of it."
Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield marked his comeback from injury with an all-important drop goal which was the only thing separating the sides until Rob Burrow scored in the last minute.
"Kev has blown off a few cobwebs," McDermott said. "He came up with a couple of choice kicks and a drop goal which influnced the outcome of the game."
The Rhinos' other stand-outs were 18-year-old winger James Duckworth with a try on an impressive debut and a 95-metre touchdown from Ben Jones-Bishop, who made a big success of his switch to full-back.
"Ducky's been showing up well in the 19s and I'm pleased he brought his game into the first team," McDermott added.
Back-to-back defeats cost Wakefield the chance to climb into the top eight and coach Richard Agar was unable to take much satisfaction from his side's latest loss.
"It was another tremendous effort but one we're not happy with because we felt we didn't learn the lessons from last week," Agar said.
"I thought at crucial times we came up with some poor plays and wrong decisions.
"There was nothing in the game, it could have gone either way, but we were just not smart enough at crucial times. I thought Sinfield and Burrow were and that was the difference."
The Wildcats suffered a major blow just before kick-off when in-form captain Danny Kirmond pulled out after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained in the first game at Headingley.
"He had an adverse reaction to a painkilling injection," Agar said. "We didn't know until two minutes before kick-off.
"It did affect us but we should still have won the game. It was always going to be a close game.
"We had pole position once we went in front and we felt we lost it rather than they won it."