Warrington Wolves 50-10 Leigh Centurions

Hull FC v Warrington Wolves

Report

Warrington kept alive their chances of a top eight finish with a resounding 50-10 victory against Leigh at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Winger Tom Lineham scored four tries in the big win as the Wolves finally produced a performance of quality in what has been a difficult season.

For the Centurions, it was a damaging defeat to a team they are likely to come up against again this season in the Super 8s Qualifiers.

Guilty of starting slow in many games this season, Warrington got the first try as they kept the ball alive and threw it wide for Ryan Atkins to skip his way over.

Ben Westwood was then sent to the sin bin for a dangerous lift on Danny Tickle but this didn’t affect the home side, Stefan Ratchford’s penalty goal taking the lead out to 8-0.

Now with momentum, the Wolves stretched their lead inside the first 20 minutes as Ashton Sims latched on to a Declan Patton kick; Ratchford’s conversion making it 14-0.

Tony Smith’s side were now showing confidence and a quick-fire Tom Lineham double took the lead out to 24-0 against a leaky Centurions outfit.

Leigh needed something before half-time and they got it as Ben Reynolds went over; he converted his own try but they trailed 24-6 at the break.

Making his home debut, Australian centre Ben Pomeroy was impressive and he marked the occasion with a try on the right edge to the delight of his new teammates.

Going into the final quarter, the home fans were able to relax as Lineham completed his hat-trick after showing great strength close to the line.

With 10 minutes to play Leigh coughed up a high ball allowing Jack Hughes to pick up and score. Ratchford’s conversion made it 40-6.

Just like in the first half, the Centurions scored a late consolation through Matty Dawson but Warrington and Lineham had the last laugh as the winger grabbed his fourth four-pointer.

Incredibly there was still time for one more Wire try as Ratchford broke through before finding the supporting Patton who raced over.

Westwood notched over the conversion to make the final score 50-10. The Wolves keeping alive their slim chances of a top eight finish on a good night for Tony Smith.

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back060000
35Peta HikuCentre000000
2Tom LinehamWing400001
4Ryan AtkinsCentre100000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half000000
8Chris HillProp000000
9Daryl Clark 27Hooker000000
10Ashton SimsProp100000
12Jack Hughes 16Second Row100000
22Declan PattonScrum Half100000
24Benjamin Jullien 18Second Row000000
33Ben PomeroyCentre100000
34Ben Westwood 23Second Row010100
16George King 12Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 24Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 34Interchange000000
27Morgan Smith 9Interchange000000
 Total 970101

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownFull Back000000
2Adam HigsonWing000000
5Matty DawsonWing100000
11Cory PatersonSecond Row000000
20Ben ReynoldsStand Off110000
34Samisoni LangiCentre000000
9Mickey Higham 21Hooker000000
12Glenn StewartSecond Row000000
13Harrison HansenLoose Forward000000
15Danny Tickle 16Second Row000000
17Atelea Vea 29Second Row000000
23Sam Hopkins 22Prop000000
33Daniel MortimerScrum Half000000
16Antoni Maria 15Interchange000000
21Liam Hood 9Interchange000000
22James Green 23Interchange000000
29Lachlan Burr 17Interchange000000
 Total 210000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 7, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Warrington Wolves242650
Leigh Centurions6410