Warrington Wolves 22-20 Wakefield Trinity

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Warrington Wolves managed to pull off a spirited comeback against Wakefield Trinity in the Cheshire sunshine. The Wire never led in the game until the final minutes, condemning Wakefield to a third straight defeat, despite them appearing to be the better side for most parts of the game.

Wakefield made a perfect start to the game with a try after 8 minutes. A Liam Finn kick was charged down by Benjamin Jullien, rebounding into the welcome arms of Kyle Wood whose neat grubber through allowed Gibson to touchdown. Finn’s conversion gave the visitors an early 6-0 lead.

This lead was extended superbly two minutes later after a sublime reverse offload from Dean Hadley sent Jacob Miller charging through the Wire defence. A supporting Mason Caton-Brown was on hand to ghost over to finish a well-worked try. Finn’s precise goal kicking gave Trinity a deserved 12-0 lead.

Warrington thought they had hit back moments later in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it game after Ryan Atkins caught a Lineham flick back, only for the video ref to turn it down through the offside ruling, and prevent him from piling further misery in his former side.

A bout of bad handling plagued both sides mid-way through the half, however Warrington did get on the score sheet through a brilliant solo effort from Ryan Atkins. Good passing from Patton and Ratchford gave Atkins the space to break clear, bumping off a challenge from Jowitt to race 60 metres and score. Patton’s conversion on 22 minutes made the scores 12-6 to the visitors.

Wakefield also had a try chalked off by the video referee, with an opportunist kick through by Kyle Wood, being lost by Tom Johnstone with the line begging. Trinity did push further in-front moments later however, with Finn knocking over a penalty goal 3 minutes from the break.

The visitors entered the sheds with a narrow 14-6 lead, despite being the better side, whilst Warrington had work to do in the second period if they were to hit back and secure the win.

Wakefield started the second half as they began the first, crossing the line on 46 minutes. A tremendous cut out ball from Jacob Miller allowed Johnson to stroll over unopposed. A perfect touchline conversion from Liam Finn maintained his 100% record, pushing Trinity 20-6 up.

A potential Warrington comeback became a possibility 10 minutes later, with the inspirational Chris Hill bludgeoning his way through the Wakefield defenders and crashing over in between the posts. Patton’s conversion brought the scores to 20-12 for the visitors.

A comeback threat was strengthened through a Kevin Brown try on 69 minutes. A Westerman break led to a penalty for holding down. The next play saw Brown throw a neat dummy to dive over. Another successful Patton conversion narrowed the Wakefield lead to 2 points.

The comeback was complete just 2 minutes from time after a game-changing knock on deep in Warrington territory from Fifita gifted the Wolves the ball. A minute later, the ball found its way to Lineham, again supplied through good hands from Patton and Ratchford, whose effort in the corner pushed the home side in front for the first time in the game. Patton’s first missed conversion meant Warrington led by only two points.

A desperate Wakefield tried a short kick off in the dying stages, but the ball landed in the grateful arms of Kevin Brown, who held on to give Warrington an unlikely home win. It seemed a case of Wakefield plucked defeat from the jaws of victory, and gifting the Wolves a perhaps lucky but vital victory.

Written by Nathan Okell.

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back000000
2Tom LinehamWing100000
3Rhys EvansWing000000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre100000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half000000
8Chris Hill 23Prop100001
10Ashton Sims 18Prop000000
12Jack Hughes 16Second Row000000
13Joe WestermanLoose Forward000000
15Brad Dwyer 6Hooker000000
22Declan PattonStand Off030000
24Benjamin JullienSecond Row000000
28Harvey LivettCentre000000
6Kevin Brown 15Interchange100000
16George King 12Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 10Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 8Interchange000000
 Total 430001

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tom JohnstoneWing100000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing000000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
7Liam FinnScrum Half040000
8Anthony England 17Prop000000
9Kyle Wood 14Hooker000000
12Danny Kirmond 27Second Row000000
15Ashley GibsonCentre100000
16Tinirau AronaLoose Forward000000
20David Fifita 23Prop000000
21Max JowittFull Back000000
24Mason Caton-BrownCentre100000
32Dean HadleySecond Row000000
14Sam Williams 9Interchange000000
17Craig Huby 8Interchange000000
23Keegan Hirst 20Interchange000000
27James Batchelor 12Interchange000000
 Total 340000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 22, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Saturday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Warrington Wolves61622
Wakefield Trinity14620

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