- Match Report as Wigan Warriors Scholars fall to defeat against Warrington Wolves Scholars.
- The Warriors led at half time but fell to a narrow defeat in the second half.
- FT | Warrington Wolves Scholarship 22-20 Wigan Warriors Scholarship.
Wigan Warriors Scholarship side fell to defeat at Warrington Wolves Scholarship in a tight contest on Wednesday night.
The Warriors scored three tries in the opening forty to go in with a six-point lead at the interval, but the Wolves responded well in the second half to take the win away from Wigan.
After a battling start to the game, it was Wigan who struck first as Finlay Yeomans put in some excellent work to evade a number of tackles before scoring close to the posts. The conversion was unsuccessful as Wigan led 4-0.
Just a few minutes later and Wigan were in again as Owens found his way over from dummy half, extending Wigan’s lead to 8-0 with an unsuccessful conversion.
Warrington hit back in the 25th minute as Asatiani, off the interchange bench, sent a ball to fellow substitute Oliver Morgan to crash over, Bishop converted for 6-8. Wigan added a third in the opening forty as Shea O’Connor rounded the defence to put Wigan out to 14-6 with a successful conversion from Drachenberg.
From the restart, Warrington got one back as Callum Burn went in at the corner, converted by Bishop to close the gap to 12-14.
Wigan responded well though as just minutes later Nathaniel Twiss added his name to the score sheet, mirroring the effort from Warrington with a score in the corner of the field. Yeomans added the extras and it was 20-12 in Wigan’s favour.
Warrington finished strong though as they scored two unanswered tries from Daniel Hackney and a converted effort from Jacob Bull to edge themselves ahead at 22-20 and hold onto the lead for the win.
Warrington Wolves: Lachlan Webster, Calum Burn, Charlie Walker, Daniel Hackney, Rafael Van Osselaer, Ewan Irwin, Junior Westwood, Harrison Rigby, Jacob Bull, Oliver Evans, Kaden Johnson, Oliver Bishop, Ben Pearce.
Interchange: Oliver Morgan, Lucas Tyrer, Saba Asatiani, Noah Broadbent.
Tries: Morgan (25′), Burn (42′), Hackney (55′), Bull (62′)
Goals: Bishop 3/4
Wigan Warriors: Jaiden Drachenberg, Nathaniel Twiss, Thomas Bridge, Vincent Arthurs, Lucas Hendry, Finlay Yeomans, Nathan Benson, Michael Porter, Lewis Owens, Cameron Bate, Joshua Swindley, Robert Bentham, Leo Wadsworth.
Interchange: Tobias Rich, Harlen Smith, Noah Forster, Joseph Hollins.
18th Player: Shea O’Connor.
Tries: Yeomans (18′), Owens (22′), O’Connor (32′), Twiss (46′)
Goals: Arthurs 0/1, Drachenberg 0/1, Yeomans 2/2