WOLVES were given an almighty scare by Hull KR, but eventually recorded their sixth consecutive win at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Jack Hughes scored twice before the break, to go with further efforts from Mike Cooper and Ben Currie to give the hosts a healthy half-time lead after Ryan Shaw’s penalty had given the visitors the lead.

Maurice Blair, James Donaldson and Chris Atkin crossed in quick succession to bring Tim Sheens’ side right back into the contest after the break, but Tom Lineham, Stefan Ratchford and Ryan Atkins added their names to the scoresheet to calm Wire nerves.

Danny McGuire scored late on for Rovers, but Warrington were able to close out the win.

In perfect conditions, The Wire were initially sluggish out of the blocks and conceded four penalties without reply, with Ryan Shaw kicking one of them to give Rovers the lead.

However, they eventually got their act together and Cooper made sure some sustained pressure was rewarded by stepping in off his right foot to power over.

That picked up The Wire’s confidence, with Kevin Brown dictating much of their good play.

First, he produced a lovely delayed pass to put Hughes through a gap for his first score before his short pass sent Currie over for a walk-in.

The half ended somewhat controversially as Tyrone Roberts’ kick to the corner looked to have been grounded in goal by Justin Carney, before Hughes touched down and claimed a try.

With no video official to call upon, referee Jack Smith conferred with his touch judge and in-goal official before eventually awarding the try.

Rovers came out firing after the break and, after Josh Charnley and Stefan Ratchford left Atkin’s kick for each other, Blair picked up the pieces to score their first try.

The visitors took further advantage of the home side’s slow start to the second half when Danny McGuire’s kick through took a ricochet into the path of Donaldson, who crossed between the posts.

Warrington were shellshocked and when Atkin was on hand to support Junior Vaivai’s break, they narrowed the gap to just two points.

However, the hosts calmed themselves and were able to stretch away again in the final quarter.

First, Lineham cut in from his wing to cross before Ratchford picked up a loose ball to waltz across and give Wire an element of comfort once again.

This allowed Wire to play with more freedom and that was typified by their next try.

After Daryl Clark had gobbled up a loose offload, he set Bryson Goodwin away before the ball went through Lineham, Brown and Ratchford and the latter’s superb long ball allowed Atkins an easy score.

McGuire dummied over to ensure Rovers had the final say, but Wire were able to close out another victory.

Wolves: Ratchford; Charnley, Atkins, Goodwin, Lineham; K Brown, Roberts; Hill, Clark, Cooper, Hughes, Currie, Westwood. Subs: Philbin, Akauola, Crosby, Smith.