Warrington Wolves u19 34 Newcastle Thunder u19 10

STUART Barrow says being able to train consistently on grass was key to his Wolves under 19s side claiming their first victory of the season.

Joe Edge scored two tries and kicked four conversions as The Wire saw off Newcastle Thunder at Victoria Park, with Eribe Doro, Ellis Robson, Cole Oakley and Riley Dean also on the scoresheet.

Barrow has called on his side to take the confidence gained from the result into their upcoming fixtures.

“That was a really important win for us,” he said.

“Defensively we were very good and kept Newcastle at bay for long periods.

“When we had the ball in hand, we were a lot more creative and clinical than we have been in the previous games.

“It has been the first week where we have been able to train on the grass in all sessions and that has certainly helped us.

“There are still areas that we need to improve on and we will do over the next few weeks, but the display should give all of the lads confidence going forward.”

It was visitors Newcastle that opened the scoring through Jez Charlton, but The Wire were level 25 minutes in when Doro muscled over from dummy-half.

The hosts hit the front when, after Ritchie Westwood’s break, Elliot Windley’s short ball sent Robson crashing over the whitewash.

Westwood was involved again on the stroke of half-time as he put Oakley through a gap to score on the left, with Edge’s third successful conversion giving Wolves an 18-6 lead at the break.

Just before the hour mark, a delayed pass from Windley sent Dean away and he dummied his way across the line.

Dean then turned provider as he found full-back Edge linking into the line to cross on the right.

Edge got his second try of the game when Luis Johnson found him in support, but Newcastle had the last laugh when Cai Ellis managed to squeeze over from dummy-half.

Barrow’s side travel to France on Saturday to take on Catalans Dragons in what will be a curtain raiser to the main Super League game.

Wolves: Joe Edge; Liam Jones, Joe Pilling, Lewis Hall, Joe Edge; Riley Dean, Ritchie Westwood; Tayler Brown, Elliott Windley, Jack Wright, Cole Oakley, Luis Johnson, Ellis Robson. Subs: Gary McMahon, Jack Wilson, Lee Dyas, Eribe Doro.