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Match Report: Wigan 52 Wakefield 10

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Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Wildcats - First Utility Super League 20 - Round 7
Friday 27th March 2015. Kick Off 3:00pm at DW Stadium

Match Report - Archived from Official Website

Wigan Warriors got back to winning ways in emphatic style this evening as they demolished Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 52-10 at the DW Stadium.

The Cherry and Whites got off to a flying start in just the 4th minute as Liam Farrell went over, and further scores from Tony Clubb, Lee Mossop, a Dom Manfredi brace, and an Anthony Gelling hat-trick, along with another Farrell effort gave the home side a dominant victory.

Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane made just the one change from last week's game against Leeds Rhinos with Ryan Hampshire coming in for Matty Bowen at full-back. For the visitors Tim Smith, Jacob Miller and Danny Kirmond missed out with Daniel Smith, Tom Johnstone and Jarrod Sammut all starting.

It didn't take long for the Cherry and Whites to get the opening try as a great break from John Bateman put Wigan deep Wildcats territory, Joe Burgess took a brilliant catch then produced an even better offload under pressure to Liam Farrell who scored under the posts. Matty Smith converted to make it 6-0 with four on the clock.

The visitors were rattled and Wigan very nearly got their second try just minutes later as a fantastic break by Dan Sarginson nearly put Liam Farrell in for his second but the referee deemed a knock-on had taken place.

Matty Smith increased Wigan's lead in the 12th minute opting to take the two points after Craig Hall had intercepted but was deemed to be in an offside position.

Wigan were looking dangerous and got their second try just three minutes later as Tony Clubb dummied and strolled in to get his first four pointer of the season, Smith added the extras making it 14-0.

Dom Manfredi was next to get himself on the scoresheet as he side-stepped his opposite number Chris Riley and slid over in the corner, after a slick Warriors passing move. Smith once again kicked the additional two from the touchline to make it 20-0 in as many minutes.

Wakefield did respond though as the Warriors were penalised for taking Jarrod Sammut out while chasing a kick. The Wildcats exploited good field position with Riley this time sneaking past Dom Manfredi to go over in the corner, Craig Hall's conversion was unsuccessful to leave it at 20-4 after half an hour.

The home side quelled any potential Wakefield fight back six minutes later as Anthony Gelling read the Wakefield attacking move and intercepted to run unopposed under the sticks. Smith kept up his 100% record and added the additional two to make it a half time score of 26-4.

The second period was scruffy to begin with however Dom Manfredi soon extended Wigan's lead as he went over from an Anthony Gelling pass. Smith could not kick the difficult conversion so it stayed 30-4 with 48 minutes gone.

The Wildcats were not lying down though and Paul McShane gave them a glimmer of hope as he barged over from close range four minutes later to reduce the deficit, Hall converted to make it 30-10.

Any hope of the visitors making a comeback was diminished in the 57th minute as man of the match Lee Mossop ran a great line and powered his way over for his second score since returning to the Wigan Club. Smith once more kicked the extras to make it 36-10.

Dan Sarginson took a quick penalty tap two minutes later, and offloaded to Liam Farrell who raced 40 metres to grab his second try of the game in spectacular fashion, Smith was on target again to make it 42-10 and Wigan were on a roll.

Wigan were rampant now and a fantastic pass by Matty Smith allowed Ryan Hampshire to break with Joel Tomkins in support. Tomkins' offload was finished off by Anthony Gelling. Smith added his 150th Wigan goal with the conversion, to make it 48-10 with nine minutes left.

It got even better for centre Gelling as he completed his hat-trick just moments later taking a great Manfredi offload, Smith was unable to convert on this occasion so it stayed at 52-10.

A good night at the office for the Warriors and exactly what was required ahead of the huge Good Friday derby with St Helens.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position Wakefield 1
20 Ryan Hampshire Full Back Richard Owen 5
22 Dom Manfredi

Right Wing

Chris Riley 2
3 Anthony Gelling Centre Joe Arundel 28
4 Dan Sarginson Centre Dean Collis 3
5 Joe Burgess Left Wing Tom Johnstone 24
6 George Williams Stand Off Jarrod Sammut 20
7 Matty Smith Scrum Half Craig Hall 1
17 Tony Clubb Prop Nick Scruton 8
9 Mike McIlorum Hooker Danny Washbrook 13
23

Lee Mossop

Prop

George Griffin

29
11 Joel Tomkins 2nd Row Ali Lauitiiti 11
12 Liam Farrell 2nd Row Matt Ryan 15
14 John Bateman L.Forward Daniel Smith 18
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24 Taulima Tautai Substitute Paul McShane 9
25 Larne Partrick Substitute Mickael Simon 16
26 Logan Tomkins Substitute Jordan Crowther 22
31 Connor Farrell Substitute Jordan Hand 30
- Shaun Wane Coach James Webster -

Score Sheet

Wigan Warriors 52

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Wakefield Wildcats 10

Tries (9):
Liam Farrell 2
Tony Clubb
Dom Manfredi 2
Anthony Gelling 3
Lee Mossop

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Tries (2):
Chris Riley
Paul McShane

Goals:
Matty Smith 8/10
--- Goals:
Craig Hall 1/2

Scoring and Incident Pattern

3rd Minute Wigan 04 Wakefield 00 Try: Liam Farrell
Wigan 06 Wakefield 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (1/1)

14th Minute Wigan 08 Wakefield 00 Penalty Goal: Matty Smith (2/2)
16th Minute Wigan 12 Wakefield 00 Try: Tony Clubb
Wigan 14 Wakefield 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (3/3)

21st Minute Wigan 18 Wakefield 00

Try: Dom Manfredi

Wigan 20 Wakefield 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (4/4)

30th Minute Wigan 20 Wakefield 04 Try: Chris Riley
Wigan 20 Wakefield 04 Missed Conv: Craig Hall (0/1)
37th Minute Wigan 24 Wakefield 04

Try: Anthony Gelling

Wigan 26 Wakefield 04

Conversion: Matty Smith (5/5)

Half Time Wigan Warriors 26 Wakefield Wildcats 04
49th Minute Wigan 30 Wakefield 04

Try: Dom Manfredi (2)

Wigan 30 Wakefield 04

Missed Conv: Matty Smith (5/6)

53rd Minute Wigan 30 Wakefield 08 Try: Paul McShane
Wigan 30 Wakefield 10 Conversion: Craig Hall (1/2)
57th Minute Wigan 34 Wakefield 10

Try: Lee Mossop

Wigan 36 Wakefield 10

Conversion: Matty Smith (6/7)

59th Minute Wigan 40 Wakefield 10

Try: Liam Farrell (2)

Wigan 42 Wakefield 10

Conversion: Matty Smith (7/8)

71st Minute Wigan 46 Wakefield 10

Try: Anthony Gelling (2)

Wigan 48 Wakefield 10

Conversion: Matty Smith (8/9)

74th Minute Wigan 52 Wakefield 10

Try: Anthony Gelling (Hat-Trick)

Wigan 52 Wakefield 10

Missed Conv: Matty Smith (8/10)

Full Time Wigan Warriors 52 Wakefield Wildcats 10

Video Highlights

Referee

George Stokes

Penalties Conceded

Wigan 5 Wakefield 4

Match Attendance

10,787

League Table at Conclusion of Super League 20 - Round 7

- Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 7 6 0 1 219 126 +93 12
2 St Helens 7 6 0 1 195 111 +84 12
3 Huddersfield Giants 7 4 0 3 159 107 +52 8
4 Warrington Wolves 7 4 0 3 131 143 -12 8
5 Wigan Warriors 7 3 1 3 159 150 +9 7
6 Salford Red Devils 7 3 1 3 162 198 -36 7
7 Castleford Tigers 7 3 0 4 140 124 +16 6
8 Hull Kingston Rovers 7 3 0 4 190 198 -8 6

Top 8 Qualify for "Super 8s" after Round 23 / Top 4 Qualify for Play Offs

9 Widnes Vikings 7 2 1 4 146 182 -36 5
10 Catalan Dragons 7 2 1 4 162 209 -47 5
11 Hull FC 7 2 0 5 124 137 -13 4
12 Wakefield Wildcats 7 2 0 5 142 244 -102 4

Round 7 Results
Thu 26 Mar Salford Red Devils 36 Widnes Vikings 8 3,476
Fri 27 Mar Castleford Tigers 20 Hull FC 14 8,744
Fri 27 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers 24 St Helens 22 7,311
Fri 27 Mar Warrington Wolves 10 Huddersfield Giants 29 9,019
Fri 27 Mar Wigan Warriors 52 Wakefield Wildcats 10 10,787
Sat 28 Mar Catalan Dragons 22 Leeds Rhinos 38 8,876

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