Warrington 31 Stockport 15

AFTER moving up to second in the North One West table, Warrington coach Andy Roberts says his players “can’t wait” for their trip to leaders Vale of Lune on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.

They came from 15-0 down to storm past Stockport at Walton Lea Road on Saturday to record their fifth victory in a row.

However, Roberts says his side’s victory was never in doubt despite their poor start to the game.

“I had complete confidence in the lads even when we were 15-0 down,” he said.

“We showed great ambition even when we were 15 points down and I knew everything would click in the second period.

“Next week, we face the biggest challenge of our season so far and the lads can’t wait.”

Stockport flew out of the traps, with their well-drilled forward pack forcing a penalty before two tries, one of which was converted, took them into a healthy lead.

However, once Kieron Hughes’ delicate kick allowed Nathan Beesley to cross for a try converted by Ben Hockenhull, the hosts did not look back.

After the interval, Warrington were in total control and Sean Callendar twisted his way over the line, with Hockenhull’s conversion reducing the lead to one point.

Hockenhull kicked a penalty to take Warrington into the lead before Steve Pilkington finished off an excellent team move.

Hughes got the all-important bonus-point try and his 100th for the club when he eventually crossed after Tom Wood’s break took Warrington deep into Stockport territory, with Hockenhull continuing his perfect afternoon from the kicking tee.

Warrington u14 33 Fylde u14 22

HANDLING and speed out wide proved decisive for Warrington’s under 14s in this keenly-fought contest.

In a match between the two finalists in last year’s Lancashire Cup, both teams took time to size the other up in difficult conditions before Warrington started to take over.

A solid defensive effort weathered the Fylde onslaught before the home forwards found momentum to turn the game in their favour.

The pacey Jude Lightfoot’s try in the corner was a highlight, touching down after a bulldozing run from Charlie Bancroft.

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Jack Dunn looks to start an attack for Warrington's under 14s