WARRINGTON Wolves slipped to a fifth consecutive defeat and a third of the campaign at the hands of neighbours Wigan Warriors.

The Wire had twice taken the lead before the break but were kept scoreless after it to continue their miserable run of form.

Jake Wardle and Liam Farrell touched down for the hosts in the second half after Harry Smith’s penalty had put them ahead as they strengthened their own play-off position.

Daryl Powell’s men could not make a positive opening period pay – after James Harrison had opened the scoring early, Daryl Clark’s try put them back in front after Liam Marshall’s equalising effort.

However, Bevan French’s try on the stroke of half time sent the sides into the break level.

Check out highlights below

Wigan 26 Warrington 12, post-match reaction

> BIG MATCH VERDICT: A step backwards as pressure intensifies

> THE MORNING AFTER: Unpacking Wire's loss at the DW

> What Daryl Powell has said about Wire's latest defeat

> Peet explains how Wigan turned one of Wire's tactics against them

> WIRE SOCIAL: Fans react to another Warrington defeat

> Re-live the action from the DW Stadium as it happened

Match facts:

Super League, Round 19

Friday, July 14, 2023

Wigan Warriors...26 Warrington Wolves...12

Warriors: Jai Field; Abbas Miski, Toby King, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall; Bevan French, Harry Smith; Kaide Ellis, Brad O'Neill, Liam Byrne, Joe Shorrocks, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies. Subs: Kai Pearce-Paul, Patrick Mago, Harvie Hill, Junior Nsemba

Wolves: Matt Dufty; Matty Russell, Peter Mata'utia, Stefan Ratchford, Greg Minikin; Danny Walker, Josh Drinkwater; Gil Dudson, Daryl Clark, Paul Vaughan, James Harrison, Ben Currie, Joe Philbin. Subs: Sam Kasiano, Joe Bullock, Adam Holroyd. Not used: Tom Whitehead

Scoring: Harrison try, 7mins, Ratchford goal, 0-6; Marshall try, 28mins, Smith goal, 6-6; Clark try, 34mins, Ratchford goal, 6-12; French try, 38mins, Smith goal, 12-12; Smith penalty, 46mins, 14-12; Wardle try, 50mins, Smith goal, 20-12; Farrell try, 71mins, Smith goal, 26-12

Penalties: Warriors 6 Wolves 5

Referee: Chris Kendall

Attendance: 13,105