WHILE it was another miserable weekend for the first team, there were a couple of positive results for Warrington Wolves sides.

The academy side continued their highly promising campaign with another victory while the women’s team picked up their second league victory of the year.

Danny Evans’ under 18s ran out 46-22 victors against Wakefield Trinity on Friday night, allowing them to bounce back after losing to Wigan Warriors last time out.

A rampant first half set the platform as they went into the break 34-4 to the good, with Arron Lindop scoring twice to go with further efforts from Joe Bajer, Ben Hartill, Zack Gardner and Cai Taylor-Wray.

Lindop then completed his hat-trick after the break, with Bajer crossing for a second try to complete a dominant victory.

The result means Wire stay third in the academy table, with a trip to Hull FC – the side immediately below them in the table – coming up next on August 26

“It was good to get back to winning ways; Wakefield is always at a tricky place to play at,” academy head coach Evans said.

“I thought we were outstanding in the first half and played some good rugby, scoring some nice tries but most importantly defending our goal line for long periods.

“In the second half, we never really got going and our standards dropped a little.

“Having said that, the effort was there throughout; we just need to be better for longer periods.”

Wolves: Cai Taylor-Wray; Dylon Braddish, Zack Gardner, Jake Thewlis, Arron Lindop; Pat Irwin, Noah Booth; Logan Raughter, Lewis Barratt, Joe Bajer, Ewan Smith, Nolan Tupaea, Sam Marshall. Subs: Ben Hartill, Alfie Mather, Peter Scott, Stephen Antrobus, Jack Edge (18th man)

Then on Sunday, the women’s side came from behind to beat Huddersfield Giants 26-20 in the Betfred Women’s Super League at Victoria Park.

A nightmare start saw Lee Westwood’s side fall 12-0 behind, but a run of 22 unanswered points either side of half time proved decisive.

Winger Abigail Johnston crossed twice, with Charlize Magraw and Shannon Stephens also crossing to put Warrington in control.

Johnston went on to complete her hat-trick and even though Huddersfield got themselves back to within a score, some strong Wire defence secured the victory.

Warrington are now fifth in BWSL Group One ahead of a visit from league leaders York Valkyrie on Sunday, kick off 2pm at Victoria Park.

Wolves: Shannon Stephens; Abigail Johnston, Chloe Kerrigan, Emily Tandy, Rebecca Nixon; Michelle Davis, Charlize Magraw; Emily Downs, Grace Ramsden, Claire Mullaney, Kacy Hayley, Georgia Westwood, Abigail Latchford. Subs: Amy Boardman, Jenna Friery, Nicole Barnett, Kim Seddon