Warrington 28 Firwood Waterloo 30

ANDY Roberts called this game “the one that got away” as his Warrington side were forced to settle for a losing bonus point from a game they should have won.

The hosts were 23-12 ahead at half time as Roberts and Tom Arnold scored tries, with two conversions and three penalties coming from the boot of Darren Norman.

However, Waterloo mounted a second-half fightback to reel Warrington back in before Nathan Beesley picked up Jamie Thompson’s classy kick to scoot over.

Unfortunately, the usually reliable Norman was off target with the conversion and it proved decisive as the visitors went over for what turned out to be the winning score as they repelled waves of Warrington pressure.

The result leaves them 12th in the North One West table and in danger of relegation.

“This must be the one that got away,” Roberts said.

“Perhaps we were very unfortunate not to win but we now have to concentrate on the games we have left.”

Warrington’s next game sees them travel to bottom side De La Salle on Saturday, March 2.

Altrincham Kersal Cougars 32 Warrington 2nd 12

A SURPRISE defeat to the league’s bottom side dropped Warrington’s second string to fourth in the division.

They trailed by 10 points at half time – with Nick Stevens’ try converted by Shaun McDermott being their only points of the first half – but Altrincham soon stretched out to a match-winning lead despite Luke Turner’s score for the visitors.

“A disappointing result,” was the summing up of skipper Craig Byrne.

“We have Penrith at home next week, so hopefully we can return to winning ways.”