WARRINGTON Wolves Academy produced a stunning performance to claim an emphatic 54-12 victory at fourth-placed Hull FC on Saturday.

The success keeps the pressure on St Helens and Wigan Warriors at the top of the table, with one game remaining before the top four play-offs take place.

Wolves got off to a great start and opened the scoring in the fourth minute; a long kick downfield by scrum half Noah Booth bounced awkwardly and centre Arron Lindop was fastest to react and collect before rounding the cover to race over and score at the left of the posts.

Four minutes later back-to-back penalties got Wolves to within 10 metres of the Hull FC line and a quick play the ball by loose forward Sam Marshall allowed hooker Lewis Barratt to find prop forward Logan Raughter who powered over on the left. Booth added the conversion.

Almost immediately strong drives from prop forward Noah High and Marshall put Wolves on the front foot once again and a lovely offload from second row Nolan Tupaea sent Lindop away and he rounded the full back to score wide out on the left to make it three tries without the home side touching the ball.

Then just after the midway point of the half a high kick from Booth on the last tackle was fumbled by the Hull FC defence and Tupaea was on hand to pick up the loose ball and score wide out on the left. Booth added the conversion.

Just after the half hour a quick play the ball from Wolves substitute Stephen Antrobus saw fellow substitute Ben Hartill spot a gap from dummy half and he raced away on a forty metre run before finding full back Cai Taylor-Wray in support to score under the posts. Booth converted.

Strong carries from the restart by Raughter and Antrobus saw a quick play the ball and Lindop broke away before finding Taylor-Wray on his inside to race over under the posts. Booth added the conversion to give his side a commanding 32-0 half time advantage.

Four minutes into the second half Hull FC lost the ball fifteen metres out and Wolves centre Zack Gardner collected the loose ball and raced eighty five metres to score on the right.

Four minutes later Hull FC got on the scoreboard when half backs Sullivan Medforth and Mackenzie Harmon combined to find second row Roman Dawson and he stepped back inside to score on the left. Harman added the conversion.

Wolves were soon back on the attack and a great break down the middle by substitute Adam Whalley split the Hull FC defence and he gave a superb offload to second row Ewan Smith who in turn passed onto stand off Pat Irwin and he sent Gardner over on the right. Booth converted.

Just after the hour pressure on the Wolves line paid off for the hosts as Harman forced his way over under the posts. He added the conversion to his own try.

A high kick from Hull FC was collected superbly by Taylor-Wray on his own line and from a quick play the ball Lindop went from dummy half, broke out of an attempted tackle and raced ninety five yards to score on the left and complete a fine hat trick.

Booth converted and two minutes from time Whalley found Booth with a smart pass and he then found Taylor-Wray linking into the line and his long ball was collected by winger Jake Thewlis who ran over his opposite number to score in the left corner and bring up the half century.

Booth added a fine touchline conversion to round off the win.

After the game Wolves Academy head coach Danny Evans said: “It was really pleasing to go to Hull, which is a tough place, to get the win.

"We knew it was a big game and the players' response was outstanding.

"The outside backs and middles really got us forward and the areas we worked on in training came to fruition.

"We have some very talented boys within our youth system and if they keep progressing they will be very valuable to our club, hopefully in the not too distant future.”

Hull FC: Jack Charles, Callum Shaw, Ryan Westerman, Ben Johnson, Joe Ward, Sullivan Medforth, Mackenzie Harman, Cobie Wainhouse, Logan Moy, Lennon Bursell, Roman Dawson, Lennon Clark, Kye Armstrong. Subs: Will Hutchinson, Jeylan Hodgson, Will Kirby, Owen Haldenby, Jordan Baker (18th Man).

Tries: Dawson (48 mins), Harman (63).

Goals: Harman 2 from 2.

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

Tries: Lindop (4 mins, 11, 69), Raughter (8), Tupaea (23), Taylor-Wray (32, 35), Gardner (44, 55), Thewlis (78).

Goals: Booth 7 from 10