WARRINGTON Wolves’ reserve side showed how to win a game of rugby league on Saturday – but they also showed how to lose it.

That’s the view of the team’s head coach Ryan O’Brien, who watched his side fall to a last-gasp defeat to Bradford Bulls.

A last-second try from David Foggin-Johnston – a former Wire academy player – allowed the Yorkshiremen to snatch a 38-34 victory at Victoria Park in what was Warrington’s final home match of the season.

That meant a second-half fightback from The Wire had been in vain and O’Brien says it is vital the players learn from experiences like this going forward.

“We played pretty well in patches, especially the second half, by doing exactly what you need to do to win a game of rugby league – build pressure by finishing in the corner, dictating how the opposition attack and defending with aggression and physicality,” he said.

“We also showed how you throw a game away through reckless handling errors, ill-discipline and not holding ourselves to a high enough standard on every single play.

“The players must learn lessons from these games if they are to progress to the next level.”

Winger Dylon Braddish touched down for a hat-trick of tries for Warrington with Riley Dean, who was recalled from his loan spell at Castleford Tigers earlier in the week, scoring two tries and kicking three goals.

Jake Thewlis, who spent time in the sin bin in the second half, and Jack Darbyshire were also on the scoresheet for the hosts.

The winning try completed Foggin-Johnston’s hat-trick, with former Wolves prop Eribe Doro scoring twice for Bradford, whose other tries came from Joe Kellett and Will Adams.

O’Brien’s side wrap up their season with a trip to Leeds Rhinos on August 20 in a game played after the conclusion of the first-team match between the two clubs.

Wolves: Arron Lindop; Dylon Braddish, Jack Darbyshire, Jake Thewlis, Noah Booth; Aiden Doolan, Riley Dean; Bobby Shingler, Ben Hartill, Joe Bajer, Adam Holroyd, Nolan Tupaea, Tom Whitehead. Subs: Adam Whalley, Sam Marshall, Logan Raughter, Jamie Reddecliff. 18th man: Stephen Antrobus

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves’ women’s team fell victim to runaway Betfred Women’s Super League leaders York Valkyrie on Sunday.

Lee Westwood’s side were beaten 58-10 by their visitors at Victoria Park in what was their penultimate game of the season.

Warrington had opened the scoring when Shannon Stephens scythed through the middle of the York defence to score, with Michelle Davis’ conversion putting them 6-0 up.

However, York then scored 54 points without reply before Charlize Magraw scored the hosts’ second try, latching onto her own kick to touch down.

The Wire’s final game of the campaign sees them open a Leeds-Warrington “triple header” at Headingley on August 20, with the women’s game kicking off at 12.30pm.