PAUL Anderson says “fundamental errors” cost Warrington Wolves under 19s against neighbours St Helens.

The Wire youngsters were beaten late at Victoria Park, with a late penalty goal from Shay Martin securing an 18-16 win for Saints.

Luke Broadbent, Adam Holroyd and Lewis Hughes scored tries for the home side, but Anderson says they should have added more points with the ball they had.

“It was a scrappy game and with the amount of opportunities we created, to not score more points was disappointing.

“This was in the main down to ourselves with too many fundamental errors.

“We were really disappointed to not get a win, but this game is a massive learning curve for us in regards our application and concentration.”

Saints opened the scoring when slick passing saw scrum half Daniel Ganson, loose forward Taylor Pemberton and stand off Ellis Archer combine to create space for centre Rio Osayonwambo to score wide out on the right.

However, Broadbent soon got Wire on level terms after Morgan Burgess’ lovely slipped pass sent him through the line to score.

Straight from the restart, though, the home side lost the ball and it was picked up by Martin to race home and give the visitors a 12-6 lead at the break.

Saints increased their lead when Reece Sumner brushed off two tackles to score, but the Wire youngsters refused to lie down.

Leon Hayes’ kick was fumbled and Holroyd pounced on the loose ball to score before another kick from Hayes was then batted down by Tom Burnett into Hughes path, with Hayes’ conversion levelling the scores at 16-16.

However, Martin landed a penalty from in front of the posts after Wolves were ruled to be offside and despite some intense home pressure, it proved to be the winning score.

Wolves u19: Luke Broadbent; James Hartill, Tom Burnett, Daniel Brewin, Josh Lynch; Lewis Hughes, Leon Hayes; Dean Beddall, Tom Inman, Luke Thomas, Adam Holroyd, Jack Darbyshire, Morgan Burgess. Subs: Denive Balmforth, Kieran Rennox, Oliver Simpson, David Mills, Jamie Reddecliff, Ashley Barnes, Aiden Doolan