Wakefield were forced into one change from the side that beat Bamber Bridge at the weekend with Brandon Kane not fit to start after suffering slight concussion. Delroy Ferguson began the game on the right hand side of midfield in his place.
Wakefield raced into a 7th minute lead. Lawrance Hunter broke clear down the left and his powerful shot from a tight angle struck Garforth keeper Ben Higginson before looping into the corner of the net.
The Bears extended their lead on the quarter hour mark. A fantastic run from Delroy Ferguson ended with a crunching 50/50 ball with a Garforth defender. Ferguson came out on top and laid the ball to Hunter who was in acres of space 25 yards out. Hunter thundered the ball past Higginson into the top of the net to make the score 2-0 to Wakefield.
Garforth tried in vain to break down a resolute Wakefield defence and the teams went in at half time with The Bears still holding their two goal cushion.
Garforth came out at the start of the second half looking to get back into the game and pulled a goal back just after the hour mark when substitute David Brown coolly slotted the ball past Jan Zolna.
Seven minutes later the scores were level at 2-2. A deep Garforth free kick was met by captain Milton Turner at the far post. His initial header was saved by Zolna but the rebound fell nicely for him and he thrashed the ball into the top corner from an acute angle.
Wakefield were creating chance with several goalmouth scrambles ensuing. Dem Kyriacou poked a loose ball inches wide of the post, Delroy Ferguson was ddenied by Higginson after been put clean through on goal by a superb Danny South through ball and substitute Tom Denton had a great chance to score with his first touch, but headed over from six yards.
Wakefield were given their best chance to go back in front when Chris Fisher felled Ferguson from behind in the penalty area. Fisher was sent off and Denton stepped up to send Higginson the wrong way from the spot.
Garforth were denied a penalty themselves when the referee waved away their protests after a strong challenge from Luke Danville in the penalty area.
Wakefield saw out four minutes of added time to secure the three points, with Garforth having a second player sent off after the final whistle when Jamie Price was dismissed for a second booking for dissent.
Wakefield FC Man of the Match: Lawrance Hunter
Wakefield: Zolna, Danville, Tonks, McGuire, Milnes (c), Stansfield, Ferguson (Kane 81), Jones, South, Kyriacou (Denton 75), Hunter. Subs Not Used: Glavin, Edwards, Morris.