Miracle play: Lam

Miracle play: Lam

  • Adrian Lam reacts to Wigan’s win over Hull KR

  • They dug in deep and I was really proud of them.” Lam

  • Discusses injuries including Hardaker and Flower

Wigan Warriors Head Coach Adrian Lam described Sam Powell’s winning drop goal vs Hull KR as a ‘miracle play’ following their narrow 18-19 victory over the the Robins on Sunday.

Speaking after the final whistle, Lam said on the win, “We’v got a pretty tough draw with three away games in a row so this was a good start to that.

“There was some great attitude from us to begin with, but we had to win the game twice in the end.”

Hooker Sam Powell sealed the two points for Wigan with a last-minute drop goal from over 40 metres out. On the winning play Lam said, “It was a miracle play that got us home really.”

“It was amazing, amazing. He took his time to do it as well but special moments like that can turn things around. I was more impressed with his 40-20 a few minutes earlier. He had some big plays today.”

Zak Hardaker was removed from the side at half time due to an injury, Lam explained the condition of the full-back. “He had just strained his hamstring. If we had him fit, and kicking, we may have been further ahead at half time.

“With the running of the game, we’d rather not have risked Zak in doing any further damage in the second half.”

At the break found themselves 6-16 ahead, however, the Head Coach highlighted key moments in the second half which allowed the Robins back into the game.

“There were three errors in the second half, which regardless of who you’re playing you can’t do. Hull KR then capitalised on those chances and were in front in a blink of an eye.

“Then (because of injuries) we were chasing the game with 30 minutes to play with just two subs in Bullock and Shorrocks. They dug in deep and I was really proud of them for that.”

Ben Flower, along with Zak Hardaker, left the field of play with an injury. The Wigan Head Coach provided an update on the prop-forward’s condition.

“Ben will be going to hospital tonight or tomorrow morning just to get a scan on his back as there is a fear he may have damaged one of his vertebrae. So we need to make sure he’s ok.”

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