With a score of 50-16 you might think this was an easy
afternoon's work for Wigan Under 19s but it was a
performance that came out of excellent defence in my
Wigan took the lead in the 8th Minute on the
back of a 40/20 kick by Luke Waterworth. Kieran Sherratt
was soon bursting over and Jake Shorrocks converted for
6-0. Hull responded quickly with a score from Harry
Tyson-Wilson who converted his own try for 6-6.
The home side had the lead back in the 17th Minute with
a forced drop out ending up with a try by Oliver Gildart.
Ten minutes later Brad Lawrence scored a try but Shorrocks
couldn't convert that so the lead was 16-6.
It was the next period up to half time which highlighted
the strong defence that cemented this result. It was
looking more likely that Hull would get back to 16-12 but
Wigan saw off three sets of continued pressure to
eventually counter attack with a great move down the right
that Gabriel Fell finished for 22-6 after Shorrocks kicked
the extras. Wigan were pressing for 28-6 up to the break
but the referee's whistle allowed Hull to survive.
28-6 did come though eight minutes into the second half
with a great kick return break from Fell, supported by Nick
Gregson (I think), being finished by Liam Fosyth. Poor
tackling allowed "Bruce" through for the finish.
A mistake from the kick off did allow Hull a try back by
Jez Litten for 28-10 but Wigan went up a gear after that
with a white hot spell of four tries in nine minutes.
Josh Ganson scored in the right corner before a sweeping
move down the left saw Fell claim his second try. Then a
sixty metre solo stunner from Jack Higginson was followed
by Callum Field going under the posts. Three conversions
helped take the score up to 50-10.
Hull would have been grateful Wigan didn't score any
further points, in fact they claimed a late consolation
from Josh Poskitt that completed the scoring.
St Helens Under 19s loss away at Leeds earlier in the
day means Wigan can claim a first place finish if they beat
them at Langtree Park on Thursday Tea Time.