In what was their fourth game in the space of 16 days, Wigan made the trip up to face a Wakefield side looking to end a five year losing streak against the Warriors.
Wakefield open the scoring the 15th minute as a run by Danny Kirmond saw him cross for the games opening try with Sykes adding the conversion for a 6–0 lead.
Wigan were level inside four minutes when Jack Hughes crossed for a try and Smith converted for 6 all.
Wigan went in front with two tries in the space of five minutes from Liam Farrell and Anthony Gelling with both successfully converted by Smith for a 6–18 lead inside 30 minutes.
Wakefield bounced back superbly with three tries in six minutes from Smith, Owen and Moore all successfully converted by Sykes for a 24–18 lead at the interval.
Wigan levelled the score in the seventh minute of the second half when Liam Farrell scored his second try of the afternoon with Smith converting for a 24 all score.
Sykes scored a penalty just before the hour to put the Wildcats back in front but Wigan bounced back with a try from Sarginson but with Smith missing the resulting conversion it meant a slim lead of 26–28.
Wigan looked to be on the way to a fourth consecutive win in their packed schedule however Wakefield had other ideas as they crossed for two tries I n the final nine minutes from Washbrook and Lyne with Sykes adding a final conversion to complete their first win over the Warriors since the opening day in 2009 with a 36–28 score and barring a disastrous end of the season means the Wildcats should play in the Super League season.