Under-19s forward Liam Paisley praises team effort
Wigan Warriors convincingly won 58-24 against local rivals Warrington Wolves at 2017 Fan Day
- Under-19s finish first for the regular season with two games remaining
Under-19’s back-rower Liam Paisley said it was an outstanding team effort as Wigan beat local rivals Warrington Wolves 58-24 on Fan Day.
Darrell Goulding’s Warriors side ran in 10 tries against Warrington, with six coming in the first-half as they led 36-0 at half-time.
The try count was four a piece in the second-half as Wigan won 58-24 to secure first position in the Academy League table for the regular season, with two games still left to play.
“It was an outstanding effort from everyone on the pitch,” said Paisley. “The subs made a big impact when they came on and they really helped us roll forward so it was a great effort from the boys.
“I think we were on form in the first-half. It felt like we let it go a bit when came back out for the second-half but the first-half performance was great in attack.
“We’re a bit disappointed with the second-half because we conceded 24 points so that is something that we will work on in training but I’m very pleased with our performance.
“I feel as though the man of the match should have gone to Craig (Mullen) because I thought he played really well throughout the game but I was pleased to get it.”
Wigan’s win sees them seven points clear of second-placed Castleford Tigers, who lost at Catalans Dragons.
Paisley revealed that he was over the moon to have finished top of the league with two games still left to play against London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos respectively.
“It’s fantastic,” said the England Academy international. “We secured the top spot which we wanted to do.
“It’s a great feeling and all the lads were chuffed in the changing rooms at the end. Obviously there are still two games left so we won’t let it drop and we’ll work hard and make sure we can get two more wins as well.
“We still have to keep a level head though and stay focused as we go into the play-offs.”
The Under-19s host London Broncos at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium in Orrell on Friday 28 July, 7pm kick-off.