WINGER Mason Caton-Brown is becoming one of the season’s best signings after continuing his try-scoring run with four in Wakefield Trinity’s Challenge Cup win at Dewsbury Rams.
The former London Broncos and Salford Red Devils flier has now scored ten times in just seven appearances for Wakefield.
His impressive form is well-timed for Trinity who have lost winger Tom Johnstone to a season-ending knee injury.
Caton-Brown’s pace proved too much for injury-weakened Dewsbury, who have won only once in the Championship this season
Caton-Brown opened the scoring after just five minutes and then crossed three times in the second half.
The part-time side, who used only 16 players, put in a huge defensive effort.
Wakefield’s Kyle Wood, Matty Ashurst and Caton-Brown were all held up over the whitewash and former Trinity winger Dale Morton produced a superb one-on-one hit to keep Ashley Gibson out.
But their only go-forward came from penalties and they rarely looked like breaking through a well-organised Trinity defence.
Their lone try came at the start of the second half when Aaron Brown shot through a gap from Tom Hemingway’s short pass and James Glover added the extras.
Wakefield fielded eight players who had turned out for Dewsbury on dual-registration earlier in the season, including Caton-Brown.
He broke the deadlock after just five minutes following a break out of defence by Bill Tupou and the Super League side were 24-0 ahead at the break through further tries by Ashurst, from Finn’s short pass, Sam Williams and Tupou.
Williams was one of six players drafted into the Wakefield side and he displayed some smart footwork to step through a gap before a pin-point kick to the corner for Tupou, who was playing out of position on the right-wing.
Rams’ try was well-deserved, but as good as things got for the hosts. Caton-Brown halted the revival with his next try and Tupou and Gibson went over before Caton-Brown crossed twice in five minutes late on.
To rub salt into Dewsbury’s wounds, captain Liam Finn converted all nine tries against his former club, several of them off the touchline.
Dewsbury Rams: Sykes, Morton, Walshaw, Aaron Brown, Glover, Speakman, Fairhurst, Sheriffe, Hemingway, Tonks, Ollett, Igbinedion, Ward. Substitutes: Stringer, Douglas, Foster. Unused Squires.
Wakefield Trinity: Grix, Tupou, Gibson, Arundel, Caton-Brown, Williams, Finn, England, Wood, Fifita, Ashurst, Batchelor, Crowther. Substitutes: Sio, Arona, Hirst, Walker.
Referee: S Mikalauskas (Warrington).