Lee Briers impressed with youngster Sean Kenny

Warrington Guardian: Briers impressed with young hooker Kenny Briers impressed with young hooker Kenny

WOLVES under 19s head coach Lee Briers praised the way his side ground out a win against a tough Bradford Bulls outfit.

The Warrington side came from behind to win 8-12 at the Provident Stadium on Thursday night.

Briers was particularly impressed with young hooker Sean Kenny.

“That was a really tough game but the boys found a way to win without being at their best,” he said. “We understand that we cannot always play at the top of our game so it is nice that we can grind out results in those circumstances.

“You have to credit Bradford, who had a real dig for the entire game, but in the end we had a bit too much strike power and deserved the victory.

“Once again the lads have shown great spirit to work hard for each other, especially in defence. Sean Kenny played the full 80 minutes at hooker and really was a shining light for us.”

Danny Fullerton echoed the thoughts of fellow head coach Briers, while also pointing out the superb tackle count from Ryan Maneely and George King.

“We spent most of the first half in our own half and to only go in four points down at the break was a real positive for us,” he said.

“We knew that Bradford had thrown everything at us but we stood firm and frustrated them with the tenacity that we showed.

“As Lee said, Sean Kenny has played the full game at hooker and really worked his socks off. He got through a staggering 53 tackles during the game and that was matched by loose forward Ryan Maneely, whilst prop forward George King also completed 47 tackles during his two stints on the field.

“We will now get ourselves back into training on Saturday in readiness for our next game at Huddersfield Giants next Wednesday, which will once again be another stiff test for us but one we are really looking forward to.”

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