Warrington Wolves u19 46 Wakefield Trinity u19 32

A SUBLIME first-half display helped Warrington Wolves’ under 19s to a fourth straight victory.

Paul Anderson’s side were 32-4 up at the break thanks to a blistering start, with Sam Thackeray, Nathan Roebuck, Dave Gibbons, Jamie Abram, Lewis Hall and Cole Oakley crossing the line.

Jacob Gannon scored twice early in the second half to add to the scoreline, but they did not bank on a Wakefield comeback.

Five second-half tries got them close, but Wolves were able to see out the victory.

Anderson praised his side’s first-half display but admitted they “dropped their standards” after the break.

“Our first half display was very good and this enabled us to control the game and build pressure with and without the ball,” he said.

“The second half saw us drop our standards and Wakefield gained confidence from this.

“They had long spells of pressure and you have to give them credit for having the ability to forget the scoreboard and keep playing.

“We need to learn to play when we are not on the front foot and break the opposition’s momentum.

“Wakefield deserve praise for their attitude in the second half, but our first half show ensured we got the two league points.

“We can now look forward to another home game next Saturday when we entertain Huddersfield Giants, kick off 12 noon at Victoria Park Stadium.”

Wolves: Josh Thewlis; Sam Thackeray, Nathan Roebuck, Cole Oakley, Lewis Hall; Riley Dean, David Gibbons; Morgan Burgess, Jamie Abram, Jacob Chamberlain, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Jacob Gannon. Subs: George Roby, Jack Wright, Eribe Doro, Tayler Brown.