UNTIL the early stages of the second half, Warrington were right in the fight during their trip to Winnington Park.

Indeed, they trailed by just two points at half time following an evenly-contested first half.

However, the home side’s forward power eventually told and they racked up a 48-18 victory thanks to a run of four tries after the interval.

Trying to play an expansive game, Warrington opened the scoring as Archie Kellett rounded the defence to cross between the posts, giving JP Hudson an easy conversion.

An unconverted try and a penalty put the hosts ahead but after Phil Lynch had passed up a good chance to score, two further penalties from Hudson nudged Warrington back into the lead.

Line breaks kept the heat on the home defence, but the visitors could not make it pay and another Winnington try had them ahead at the break to set up their purple patch.

Warrington did at least have the final say on the stroke of full time as Hudson crossed following Pat Reardon’s offload.

Stuart Beeley’s men host second-placed Rochdale in their next fixture on Saturday.