Below Our Standards

Below Our Standards

  • Wigan Warriors Under 19s Head Coach, Darrell Goulding, on Wigan’s 38-26 defeat to London Broncos at the Trailfinders Sports Club

  • Paddy Casey and Nathan Reidy stand-out for Goulding

  • ”We are going to learn a lot from it” Darrell Goulding

Under-19s head coach Darrell Goulding said Wigan performed below their standards in their 38-26 defeat at London Broncos.

The Warriors were 22-16 down at half-time, with Joe Pilling (2) and Sam Grant going over for Wigan.

London scored two more at the start of the second-half before Joe Brown pulled one back for Wigan. The home side then scored two more while Adam Ford crossed for Wigan late on but it wasn’t enough as the Broncos ran-out 38-26 winners.

“It was a pretty poor performance from us,” Goulding said. “But I think we are going to learn a lot from it because it was a young group who were playing and it will be a big learning curve for a lot of them.

“We were way below our best and London were the better team, they were good and deserved to win it.

“Some of the lads had a good dig but I think others were way below our usual high standards and attitude-wise I think we were a little bit soft if I’m honest.

“There wasn’t many but there were a couple of lads who did well.”

Goulding was full of praise for loose forward Paddy Casey after putting in a man of the match display against the Broncos.

The 29-year-old added: “Paddy Casey had a real dig in the middle and he played 80 minutes and worked really hard.

“He is a leader and he is sometimes not the biggest talker but he leads with his actions and showed the way against London.

“Nathan Reidy was again pretty strong in the middle and had a good go.”

Warriors forward Joe Shorrocks left the field on a stretcher in the second-half and went to hospital but he has been given the all clear following an x-ray, with Goulding going on to thank London’s medic for their excellent care and wished the youngster a speedy recovery.

Next up for the Under-19s is a home game against Newcastle Thunder on Saturday 1 July, 2pm-kick off.

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