Wigan Warriors Under-19’s Head Coach, Darrell Goulding, on Wigan’s 24-20 win over Huddersfield Giants at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium, Orrell
Paddy Casey and James Barran impress Goulding
- Goulding happy to take the two points
Under-19s head coach Darrell Goulding said he was happy to take the two points following his side’s 24-20 win over Huddersfield Giants.
Samy Kibula and Sam Grant gave Wigan a 12-0 lead before Izaac Farrell pulled one back for Huddersfield just before the break, with Wigan 12-6 to the good when going into the sheds.
Two tries from Harry Woollard and Sam Hewitt edged the Giants into a 16-12 advantage before James Worthington and Paddy Casey put the Warriors back in front. Oliver Jamieson scored late on for Huddersfield but it wasn’t enough as Wigan ran-out 24-20 winners.
“There is a lot to fix up,” Goulding acknowledged. “I don’t think we were anywhere near our best but we will take the two points at this time of year.
“We were pretty much in control in the first-half but at times we weren’t quite clinical with some of the things we did.
“Sometimes you get in those sort of games where some of the lads think that they’re in too much control and it sort of slipped away from them and I think we dipped a little when our starting pack went off but we managed to get it back a bit later on in the game.
“It’s been one of the few weeks when we have managed to come away from the game with no injuries which is a positive for us and there is a lot to learn from the game but we’re happy with the win.”
Goulding revealed that he was impressed with Paddy Casey and James Barran after the former Oldham St Anne’s duo both put in tough shifts.
He added: “Paddy Casey has been playing better in the last few weeks, he has been really good for us.
“James Barran probably had the best game of the season in the centre and a couple of others did well and they will be playing next week.”
Next up for the Under-19s is on Fan Day against local rivals Warrington Wolves on Saturday 22 July, 2pm kick-off.