19s Lose to Bulls

19s Lose to Bulls

  • Match Report as Wigan Warriors Under 19s lose 28-18 at Bradford

  • Warriors undone as Bulls score four in 12 second-half minutes

  • Harry Arronson, Sam Adejumo and Josh Ganson with Wigan’s tries

Wigan Warriors Under 19s lost for the second time this year as they went down to defeat at Bradford.

Wigan led at half-time but were soon pegged back by the hosts who went on to secure a 28-18 victory.

Without the likes of Jack Higginson, Jack Wells and Kyle Shelford owing to first team commitments, the Warriors made six changes with Sam Grant, Harry Arronson, Paddy Jones, Dec O’Donnell, Joe Pilling and Sam Adejumo all coming into the squad. Oli Russell partnered Josh Woods in the halves.

Wigan were behind after just ten minutes as Liam Kirk made a break up the middle and Joe Brown finished the move up the middle.

The Warriors drew level in 24th minute though as Josh Woods help create space down the right for Joe Pilling who offloaded to Arronson to score in the corner.

Just as the sides looked to be going in level Wigan scored their second of the night as Sam Adejumo, on as a substitute, burst onto a great line to crash over and score.

HALF-TIME: Bradford Bulls U19s 6-12 Wigan Warriors U19s

The game then turned on it’s head during a 12 minute spell during the second-half when the home side ran in four unanswered tries.

Lewis Ainley started the scoring as he darted over from acting-half to go in under the posts. Just minutes later Bradford worked Wigan’s right side defence and created space for Cameron Connolly to finish a fine move.

Another two tries followed with as Connolly turned provider with two good kicks to the right. Centre Ross Oakes the player to capitalise on both occasions.

Paddy Jones went over for Wigan in the 70th minute but the try was all Wigan could muster in the second-half as they finished on the wrong end of a 28-18 scoreline.

FULL-TIME: Bradford Bulls U19s 28-18 Wigan Warriors U19s

Match Details

Bradford Bulls U19s – 28

Tries: Brown, Ainley, Connolly, Oakes 2

Goals: Connolly 4/5

Wigan Warriors U19s – 18

Tries: Arronson, Adejumo, Ganson

Goals: Russell 2/2, Woods 1/1

HT: 6-12

Bradford Bulls U19s: Joe Brown, Jay Panter, Ross Oakes, Brandon Pickersgill, Josh Rickett, Cameron Connolly, Jacob Trueman, Liam Kirk, Reiss Butterworth, Brandon Wilkinson, Dan Waite-Pullen, James Pickering, Evan Hodgson

Interchange: Lewis Ainley, Bailey Robinson, Matty Chrimes, Milko Martin

Wigan Warriors U19s: James Worthington, Tom Davies, Sam Grant, Liam Paisley, Harry Arronson, Oliver Russell, Josh Woods, Sam Brady, Josh Ganson, Paddy Jones, Sammy KIbula, Paddy Casey, Oliver Partington

Interchange: Joe Pilling, Dec O’Donnell, Callum Field, Sam Adejumo

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