WOEFUL Huddersfield Giants will surely not play any worse than this all season.
A side that has been a model of Super League consistency produced a totally lack-lustre performance which was completely and utterly out of character.
They lacked spark on attack and bite in defence to leave their fans frustrated by the general level of ineptitude.
It was almost impossible to believe that this Giants side had already claimed some notable Super League scalps, and at the beginning of the month had earned great praise for the manner of their win at Warrington.
At the same time, it would be wrong not to give credit to the way Wakefield had played. They produced some cracking attacking play and defended magnificently from start to finish.
But how much of this was down to the way the Giants allowed them to perform?
In the opening stages, the signs suggested Huddersfield would be able to build on their comfortable win at London Broncos the week before.
Within a minute Jim Gannon had been held up over the line following Paul March's 40-20 kick.
Then Marcus St Hilaire was denied a try in the corner after Brandon Costin's long pass was ruled forward.
However, that was to be Costin's only contribution in a game of major disappointments.
Before 13 minutes had been completed, Huddersfield's main playmaker had been withdrawn from the contest with a hamstring and back problem - and his teammates were soon sharing in his pain.
Without Costin, the Giants looked almost devoid of attacking ideas.
So much of Huddersfield's spark comes from Costin and fellow injury victim Stanley Gene - out for at least two more weeks following minor groin surgery - and their absence was only too clear.
Giants man-of-the-match Sean Penkywicz and Paul March tried their best as soon as Costin was withdrawn.
But it was as if the Wildcats knew they could go in for the kill as soon as Costin had been removed.
And they did it to perfection.
Within four minutes of the Australian's departure, Trinity had taken a lead they never looked like losing.
Paul Reilly had done remarkably well to halt a rampaging Semi Tadulala.
But the ball was immediately whipped out to the right for the outstanding Gareth Ellis to feed former Giant Jamie Field to score the opening try.
David March was unable to add the conversion, but followed up six minutes later with a penalty.
Yet even better was to follow for the visitors a minute later as winger Justin Ryder burst down the touchline and passed inside for Ben Jeffries to score a well-worked try.
This time March made no mistake and it was 12-0.
The introduction of Giants' substitute props Darren Fleary and Eorl Crabtree did help give their side a lift, with Fleary in particular taking the ball up strongly.
But it wasn't until the eighth minute of the second half that Huddersfield finally made a breakthrough.
Wakefield had done superbly well to deny the Giants on three consecutive sets of six.
But the pressure eventually told when a strong Reilly burst created the position for Penkywicz to plunge over by the posts.
Paul March added the extras, and it looked as if the Giants were right back in the hunt.
Unfortunately, almost straight from the restart Penkywicz knocked-on from a scrappy play-the-ball and the initiative was handed straight back to the visitors.
From the resulting scrum, the position was worked for Jason Demetriou to score in the corner, and the momentum was back with Wakefield.
And what was to follow for the Giants was straight out of an X-rated movie.
It was a horror show of the most frightening variety, with the Giants torn limb from limb by the blood-thirsty cats.
In the 56th minute Michael Korkidas charged 30m to the line and March converted. 22-6.
Three minutres later, they were over again as Demetriou grabbed his second to extend the advantage to 20 points.
The game was already over as a contest, but the Wildcats were determined to rub salt into their hosts' gaping wounds.
In the final 11 minutes Field added a second and then Ryder scored Wakefield's seventh and final try.
The nightmare was complete.