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Fullerton: Young Warrington Wolves stars come of age
12:09pm Sunday 13th May 2012 in Wolves news
WARRINGTON Wolves under 20s assistant coach Danny Fullerton said his men should be proud of themselves after their victory over arch-rivals Widnes Vikings.
He said a number of players came of age in opposition to the likes of Super League players Danny Craven, Ben Davies, Anthony Mullally, Kurt Haggerty, MacGraff Leuluai and Jack Owen.
Fullerton said: “I was delighted with how the lads performed against a very experienced Widnes side, who put a few of their Super League players in while they had a free weekend.
“Our young side stood up to the physical test with great maturity and they should be rightly proud of their effort.
“It was a bit of an arm wrestle to start with and although we managed to strike the first blow, a couple of errors allowed Widnes into the game.
“Even though we got ourselves back in front before half time we knew that we were making things difficult for ourselves.
“We spoke about where we were going wrong at the break and we improved dramatically in the second half.
“I was confident that if we stopped putting ourselves under needless pressure then we would be able to control the game and that turned out to be the case.
“The way everybody from 1 to 17 dug in for each other was very pleasing and a good number of them really come of age.”
Fullerton added: “Liam Hulme was tireless in attack and defence, Gene Ormsby gave another very powerful performance and gets better each week and Bobbie Goulding took the line on a lot more and reaped his rewards.
“Gavin Bennion was promoted from the under 18s and put in a very polished 80-minute stint in the second row and Jimmy Rowland also did very well on his debut after some fine displays in the under 18s.
“We now need to produce this kind of performance on a consistent basis starting when we travel to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.”