The massacre began as early as the third minute when Chris
Ashton allowed Thomas Leuluai's kick to bounce. This left Ashton
flat footed and Luke Dorn cruised under the sticks for 4-0 which
became six with a conversion from Matt Gafa.
confident and scored a second in the 8th minute. Hooker Chad
Randall sent a good pass out wide which allowed Gafa to squeeze
over in the corner. Rob Purdham missed the conversion, 10-0.
was soon 16-0 as Dorn scored his second. He ran from 40 metres out
and beat full back Dennis Moran to score, Purdham converted.
Wigan got a glimmer of hope when Moran scored in the 18th minute
but I was just sat there thinking we are not going to win because
our defence was so bad.
The glimmer soon flicked out. Rikki
Sheriffe scored in the corner for Quins to make it 20-4. It could
have been worse as Dorn looked to be heading for a hat-trick as he
intercepted a terrible pass from Wigan but was pulled back for
In the 34th Minute Wigan scored again through Jordan
James but we needed to keep them out before half time to give
ourselves a chance.
We couldn't do it. Ex Widnes prop David
Mills went over and Purdham's conversion left us trailing 26-8 at
the break. Boos rang round the JJB.
Within two minutes of the
restart Quins scored again through Tyrone Smith. Conversion was
missed but 30-8 = Game Over.
Wigan never gave up they fought and
fought but they had no conviction to finish off good possession.
Once they had 7 sets in a row but failed to score.
We did score
twice through Sean O'Loughlin and Kevin Brown, both good
individual runs, but it was too little too late.