WOLVES under 19s joint head coach Danny Fullerton has hailed his team’s response against Widnes after heavy defeat to Leeds Rhinos last time out.

Wolves recorded their first defeat of the season when they were beaten convincingly 38-6 at Leeds, but Fullerton claims his side hit back in the right manner when posting a 34-16 win against Widnes on Good Friday.

Fullerton said: “It was a brilliant response from the lads and they showed that they had learnt from the Leeds game and also took the work we had done in training over the past fortnight on to the pitch.

“The whole team contributed to a fine performance.”

Lee Briers, who is also joint head coach, added: “We asked the lads to go out and perform in a positive manner and to get on top from the kick off.

“They did that really well and that allowed us to build up constant pressure on the Vikings defence that enabled us to build up a healthy lead.

“Although Widnes had a 15-minute spell in the second half where they got on top of us the lads didn’t panic and stuck to the game plan and that paved the way for us to kill the game off late on.”

The one sour point of the game was the injury sustained to Brad Stanway on his debut.

Fullerton said: “He (Stanway) will get the best care possible from the medical staff and hopefully won’t be out for too long.

“He has worked so hard through pre-season to get his chance since moving up from the under 16s.”