Warrington Wolves 16-38 Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers

Report

Warrington Wolves were condemned to a fourth successive defeat at the hands of the Wigan Warriors as they struggle to make their mark in the Super League this season.

Young winger Liam Marshall scored four tries in only his second game for the Warriors as they extended their unbeaten run with further tries from Anthony Gelling, Liam Farrell and Jack Wells.

Warrington managed scores through Ryan Atkins, Rhys Evans and Tom Lineham but it was not enough to stop their Lancashire rivals.

Wigan opened the deadlock after just five minutes as Warrington’s sloppy passing granted the away side field position, and George Williams’ kick was weighted perfectly for Marshall to touch down in the left corner for his first try.

Liam Forsyth then found a perfect offload for Morgan Escare to break through the middle of the park and set up Wigan’s next try. Quick hands and a perfect pass from Sean O’Loughlin put Gelling in to score. And the captain pinged another ball out to Marshall who crossed for his second try just minutes later to put the Warriors firmly in demand at 16-0.

Warrington’s continuous mistakes proved costly as Wigan put their advantages to good use and dominated the game.

Williams put in another inspiring performance, killing the Wolves with his kicking game and staking his claim for England selection. The halfback’s quick thinking led to Farrell and Wells crossing the whitewash either side of half time.

But Warrington found an answer just before the 40-minute mark, with Lineham breaking rapidly down the left hand side. A couple of quick passes led Atkins to secure the first points for the Wolves to keep them in contention.

However, their score was soon cancelled out after the restart as Marshall completed his hatrick. The 20-year-old showed blinding pace to run the field and finish under the posts. And he notched his fourth with twelve minutes remaining to mark an unbelievable performance.

Evans and Lineham both crossed the line in the second half to ease the pain for the Wolves, but Wigan proved too dominant and Warrington continue the search for their first two points this season as they look a far cry from the Wolves of last season.

Written by Zoe Shackleton.

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tom LinehamWing100000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre100000
5Matty RussellWing000000
6Kevin BrownStand Off000000
7Kurt GidleyFull Back020000
9Daryl Clark 15Hooker000000
10Ashton Sims 18Prop000000
12Jack HughesSecond Row000000
13Joe WestermanLoose Forward000000
14Mike Cooper 23Prop000000
21Matty Blythe 3Centre000000
28Harvey LivettScrum Half000000
34Ben WestwoodSecond Row000000
3Rhys Evans 21Interchange100000
15Brad Dwyer 9Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 10Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 14Interchange000000
 Total 320000

Wigan Warriors

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
3Anthony GellingCentre100000
6George WilliamsStand Off100000
7Thomas LeuluaiScrum Half000000
8Frank-Paul Nu’uausala 26Prop000000
10Ben Flower 17Prop000000
11Joel Tomkins 28Second Row000000
12Liam Farrell 15Second Row000000
13Sean O’LoughlinLoose Forward000000
16Sam PowellHooker000000
20Willie IsaCentre000000
22Morgan EscareFull Back050000
32Liam ForsythWing000000
35Liam MarshallWing400001
15Tony Clubb 12Interchange000000
17Taulima Tautai 10Interchange000000
26Romain Navarrete 8Interchange000000
28Jack Wells 11Interchange100000
 Total 750001

Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
March 9, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Thursday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Warrington Wolves61016
Wigan Warriors201838