RYAN O’Brien admits his Warrington Wolves Reserves side were “blown away” in the second half as they succumbed to St Helens on Saturday afternoon.

An impressive first half saw The Wire lead 18-10 at the break, with Arron Lindop crossing twice to go with a further try from Alfie Mather.

However, the hosts then conceded six unanswered tries at Victoria Park as Saints took complete command to run out 56-22 winners, with Jake Thewlis providing Wire’s only second-half points.

While pleased with how his side got themselves into a winning position in the first half, O’Brien was critical of their discipline and resilience after the break.

He wants his side to change quickly in the two weeks before their next game – a trip to Wakefield Trinity on July 21.

“We went into the game with a few key focus areas and in the main, I thought we nailed them in the first half,” O’Brien said.

“Although we should have posted more points on the board for the field position that we had, the eight-point lead at half time proved that we had a formula that worked when executed properly.

“Unfortunately, we were blown away right from the kick off in the second half and we could not swing the momentum of the game.

“We conceded too may penalties and set restarts, made too many reckless errors that invited St Helens into our end of the field and then our goal line defence lacked any resilience whatsoever.

“Changes are being made to ensure that performances and scorelines like the second half are not commonplace in the future.”

The result leaves Warrington fifth in the Reserves league table with five wins, three defeats and two draws from their 10 matches.

Wolves: Noah Booth; Dylon Braddish, Jake Thewlis, Arron Lindop, Frank Sergent; Toby Hughes, Lewis Hughes; Bobby Shingler, Aiden Doolan, Luke Thomas, Isaac Reid, Peter Scott, Sam Marshall. Subs: Ben Hartill, Jamie Reddecliff, Alfie Mather, Ashley Barnes