WARRINGTON Wolves’ scholarship side saw their perfect record ended on Friday evening.

In front of a bumper Victoria Park crowd which included head coach Daryl Powell and several first-team players, Tyrone McCarthy’s side succumbed to a second-half comeback from neighbours Wigan Warriors.

Having led 18-8 during the first half and 18-14 at the break, The Wire were eventually beaten 32-22 for their first loss of the year.

Warrington’s tries came from Lewis Barratt, Joe Hickey, Ben Godwin and Alfie Mather.

While disappointed with the result, scholarship head coach McCarthy insists his players can take plenty from the game.

"Obviously I am really disappointed for the lads but I think that was a valuable experience for us,” he said.

"It’s probably the most intense game the players have played in and that intensity puts pressure on your mentality, skill and decision-making, which let us down at times.

“Credit to Wigan – they were willing to do the little things right for longer and deserved to win the game.

"However, we will learn more from this game than any other so far, and we will work hard to ensure we are fully prepared for St Helens in our next game."

As McCarthy mentions, Wire’s next game is away to St Helens on Wednesday, June 29.

Match action shots courtesy of Bob Brough below

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