WHEN they needed it most, Lady Luck deserted Warrington on Saturday.

The scoreline had a comprehensive look about it as Burnage ran out 57-25 victors to hand Andy Roberts’ side another defeat.

However, they could perhaps consider themselves unfortunate not to return from Manchester with at least a bonus point.

With the deficit at nine points in the second half, a Tom Arnold break looked like bringing Warrington even closer to their hosts.

However, he lost the ball in the tackle and that allowed Burnage to go straight up the other end and score before a further interception effort swung the game decisively in their favour.

Roberts said after the game: “Perhaps, we didn’t have the rub of the green today, but I was very impressed with the rugby the lads played and the way they totally committed themselves right up to the final whistle.”

Sean Callendar had rampaged through for Warrington’s only first-half try as they trailed 22-13 at the break, with the other points coming from the boot of Luke Gilooley via a conversion and two penalties.

Josh Downes then muscled his way over after the break, with Gilooley converting, before Burnage moved into a decisive lead.

A third Warrington try came via Jonny Evans and the visitors tried desperately to score a fourth and secure a bonus point, but to no avail.

The under 16s had a much better time of things as despite both sides being reduced to 13-a-side, they triumphed 36-27 over their Wilmslow counterparts.

Captain Sam Whalley grabbed the game’s decisive try as they came from behind to win, with Cam Sutcliffe, Jude Lightfoot, Cam McKenna, CJ Johnston and Henry O’Neill also on the scoresheet.