ANY victory over Widnes Vikings is cause for celebration among Warrington Wolves fans – so how about two in one day?

The Wire’s reserves and youth teams provided just that in Saturday’s double header against their neighbours at Victoria Park with a brace of convincing wins.

After three weeks of frustration caused by postponements, Lee Mitchell’s reserve grade side were clearly glad to get out on the field again as they recorded a 56-4 victory.

Boosted by appearances for first-teamers such as Luther Burrell and Matt Davis, The Wire ran in 10 tries – four of them scored by winger Reece Hamlett.

Former England rugby union international Burrell crossed twice while Leilani Latu and Samy Kibula both grabbed their first tries in Warrington colours.

Luke Walker – brother of Wire hooker Danny – and Declan Patton completed the scoring for Mitchell’s men, with the latter also booting eight goals.

“It was great for the lads to get back out on the field after the frustration of three postponements and I was really impressed with the enthusiasm and application that we showed throughout the game,” Mitchell said.

“A few times in the first half, we were guilty of over-playing but after the break I thought we were much more ruthless.

“Despite the scoreline, there were times when we needed to defend our try line and we did that very well and that laid the platform for us to be exciting with the ball in hand that helped us score some fantastic tries.

“It was a real team effort from all seventeen players and we can now hopefully take this into our next game at Hull KR in a fortnight.”

As Mitchell mentions, the Wire Reserves’ next fixture is away at Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday, March 22.

Wolves Reserves: Callum Green; Reece Hamlett, Cole Oakley, Luke Walker, Kevin Brown; Riley Dean, Declan Patton; Eribe Doro, Kyle Shelford, Luis Johnson, Ellis Robson, Luther Burrell, Matt Davis. Subs: Connor Terrill, Samy Kibula, Leilani Latu, Alex Ford

Prior to that, Warrington Wolves’ under 18s made it back-to-back victories to start their season – but still left head coach Paul Anderson underwhelmed.

Sam Thackeray and Ellis Longstaff both crossed twice in a 32-18 success over their Widnes counterparts.

Luke Broadbent, Dean Beddall and Alex Pendlebury also crossed for tries, with Josh Thewlis and Reece Briers – son of Wire legend and first-team assistant coach Lee – kicking a goal each.

However, despite the convincing look to the scoreline, Anderson says his side did not hit the standards expected of them.

“I thought we were loose in some fundamental areas of the game, especially in our attention to detail in defence,” he said.

“I am comfortable that with the talent we have at our club we have the ability to score points, but not when we make poor decisions.

“I felt Widnes gave us some great opportunities but we failed to turn the screw.

“Having said that, we still came away with a 32-10 win in a local derby, but the manner that we did it is disappointing and shows the high standards that we aim to achieve as a club.”

Anderson’s side are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Wakefield Trinity, kick off 12.30pm.

Wolves u18: Josh Thewlis; Sam Thackeray, Tom Burnett, Luke Broadbent, Aaron Pimblett; Tom Whitehead, David Gibbons; Myles Tate, George Roby, Alex Pendlebury, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Jacob Gannon. Subs: Tom Inman, Reece Briers, Dean Beddall, Morgan Burgess