ALTHOUGH he would have liked to have seen more points posted, Steve Price praised a “good, professional display” by his Warrington Wolves side at Huddersfield Giants.

The Wire scored twice in each half to wrap up a comfortable 26-6 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium and keep their hopes of a top-two finish just about alive.

They had to do plenty of defending in the first half as errors and indiscipline punctuated their game, but the hosts never really looked like making them pay for their shortcomings.

In response, Jake Mamo’s double against his former club put Price’s men in control at the break and eventually, more points came after it through Mike Cooper and Toby King either side of a consolation score from Jake Wardle for the hosts.

Price admitted he thought his side should have made more of their second-half pressure and won by a more convincing margin, but credited his side’s defensive structures which remained solid throughout.

“It was a good, professional display,” he said.

“I thought we defended quite well for the majority of the game – they ask a lot of questions from an offensive point of view.

“They move it around quite well and they scored that try at the death, but defensively I was really pleased.

“We built some good pressure in that second half but we’d let them off with some indiscipline when they were coming out of yardage.

“That’s an area we need to improve on but overall, I was really happy with the performance.

“We always looked strong defensively – they were throwing some shape at us but we held our structures quite well.

“There were some good touches with the ball – we could have finished them off a little bit more but it wasn’t to be.”

In what was their second game as a half-back partnership, George Williams and Gareth Widdop showed growing signs of cohesion.

Widdop finished with two assists to his name while Williams’ confidence and influence increased as the game went on as his close-range kicking game pinned the hosts back.

“I thought they had some really good touches tonight and its only going to get better. George’s short kicking game was great,” Price said.

“I thought Ben Currie and Jack Hughes were really solid on both sides and Daz Clark got through a fair bit of work also.

“We started to create a few more opportunities later on and got a bit more ruck speed.

“We’d have liked a couple more tries but overall, it was positive.

“We’ve been a bit stop-start over the past few weeks and we haven’t been able to get a lot of continuity in our game.”