Match Report: Warrington 17 Wigan 6
Posted by Bilko on July 04 2015 - 16:50

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Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors - First Utility Super League Round 20
Thursday 2nd July 2015. Kick Off 8
:00pm at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Match Report

This performance from Wigan was a total shambles.

No direction in the forwards which means the halves don't stand a chance and it was all too easy for Warrington. Fair play they were solid in the forwards themselves and very efficient in their work, but they beat a poor Wigan.

Wigan's problems stemmed from absolutely no ground being made by the forwards. This didn't give the halves half a chance to do anything and it just all fell down easily didn't it. When the chips are down you can only start to fight back by being direct and gaining field position. Putting some speed into the effort is required as well but I thought it was all too lacklustre.

It's not just that though. The passing had zero zip. I said during radio commentary that it was going through hands like a game of pass the parcel with no ideas to move forward with it. Nothing more summed that up when George Williams took a  tap 20, turned round and no one was looking to take the pass. That's embarrassing!

The one exception for me was Micky McIlorum but sadly he was spelled in the middle of the game, always creating a lull in intensity when this occurs, and during his absent Warrington scored eleven of their seventeen points.

When he returned, he made the half break for the Manfredi try and for a few minutes after that we had them sweating with the crowd quiet. Had we got the next try for 17-12, I think we'd have rolled on to win a match that we never deserved and it was all coming from Micky's direction.

What hurts me most about this loss though is that it was exactly the same against Salford two weeks earlier. Yes we won that night but I was thinking after it that it would be a bit of a wake up call and that we spend the 13 days between games wisely to work hard in training and find some zip in the play.

But to come out and produce exactly the same poor display is really hard to take. It's like those 13 days were spent doing nothing. I'm sure they weren't, but you can't help being left with that feeling when you see that. It's now just 3 wins from the last 14 games away from the DW. It's continues to be an amazing contrast to 22 out of 23 wins at home in Super League but these piss poor away days just continue to frustrate fans, especially when it comes to this London idea. Really need to do better I'm afraid.

Team Sheets

- Warrington Position Wigan 1
1 Matty Russell Full Back Matty Bowen 1
22 Gene Ormsby

Right Wing

Dom Manfredi 22
6 Stefan Ratchford Centre Anthony Gelling 3
4 Ryan Atkins Centre Dan Sarginson 4
24 Kevin Penny Left Wing Joe Burgess 5
20 Gareth O'Brien Stand Off George Williams 6
7 Richie Myler Scrum Half Matty Smith 7
8 Chris Hill Prop Dom Crosby 8
9 Daryl Clark Hooker Mike McIlorum 9
10

Ashton Sims

Prop

Ben Flower

10
12 Ben Westwood 2nd Row Joel Tomkins 11
26 Joe Philbin 2nd Row Liam Farrell 12
13 Ben Harrison L.Forward Ryan Sutton 28
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15 Roy Asotasi Substitute Sam Powell 16
25 Brad Dwyer Substitute Lee Mossop 23
27 George King Substitute Taulima Tautai 24
31 Sam Wilde Substitute Larne Patrick 25
- Tony Smith Coach Shaun Wane -

Score Sheet

Warrington Wolves 17

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Wigan Warriors 6

Tries (3):
Richie Myler
Ryan Atkins
Gareth O'Brien

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Tries (1):
Dom Manfredi

Goals:
Gareth O'Brien 2/3
--- Goals:
Matty Bowen 1/1
Drop Goals:
Gareth O'Brien 1
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Scoring and Incident Pattern

11mins:53 Warrington 04 Wigan 00 Try: Richie Myler
Warrington 06 Wigan 00 Conversion: Gareth O'Brien (1/1)
36mins:59 Warrington 07 Wigan 00 Drop Goal: Gareth O'Brien
38mins:47 Warrington 11 Wigan 00 Try: Ryan Atkins
Warrington 13 Wigan 00 Conversion: Gareth O'Brien (2/2)
Half Time Warrington Wolves 13 Wigan Warriors 00
50mins:49 Warrington 17 Wigan 00 Try: Gareth O'Brien
Warrington 17 Wigan 00 Missed Conv: Gareth O'Brien (2/3)
55mins:58 Warrington 17 Wigan 04 Try: Dom Manfredi
Warrington 17 Wigan 06 Conversion: Matty Bowen (1/1)
Full Time Warrington Wolves 17 Wigan Warriors 06

Video Highlights

To Follow on Monday

Referee

Richard Silverwood

Penalties Conceded

Warrington 5 Wigan 6

Match Attendance

10,504

Weather

Dry Night after a rainy day.

League Table at Conclusion of Super League 20 - Round 20

- Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 20 14 1 5 628 423 +205 29
2 St Helens 20 13 0 7 491 376 +115 26
3 Wigan Warriors 20 12 1 7 495 367 +128 25
4 Huddersfield Giants 20 11 2 7 456 323 +133 24
5 Castleford Tigers 20 12 0 8 465 420 +45 24
6 Warrington Wolves 20 10 0 10 454 410 +44 20
7 Catalan Dragons 20 9 2 9 505 495 +10 20
8 Hull FC 20 10 0 10 397 406 -9 20

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

9 Hull Kingston Rovers 20 9 0 11 492 541 -49 18
10 Widnes Vikings 20 7 1 12 458 503 -45 15
11 Salford Red Devils 20 7 1 12 390 508 -118 15
12 Wakefield Wildcats 20 2 0 18 338 797 -459 4

Round 11 - Re-Arranged Fixtures Results
Tue 30 June Hull Kingston Rovers 34 Salford Red Devils 28 6,717
Wed 1 July Wakefield Wildcats 26 Hull FC 16 3,543

Round 20 Results
Thu 2 July Warrington Wolves 17 Wigan Warriors 6 10,504
Fri 3 July Leeds Rhinos 46 St Helens 18 18,514
Sun 5 July Huddersfield Giants 32 Hull Kingston Rovers 14 5,596
Sun 5 July Hull FC 31 Wakefield Wildcats 24 9,558
Sun 5 July Salford Red Devils 18 Catalan Dragons 14 5,078
Sun 5 July Castleford Tigers 34 Widnes Vikings 20 7,002