A WEEK after making his home Super League debut for Warrington Wolves, Arron Lindop was back starring for the club’s academy team on Saturday.

The 18-year-old scored twice in a 44-10 victory over Hull KR at Victoria Park eight days after playing on the wing for the first team in their Round 10 victory over Hull FC.

It is now four wins out of five for the under 18s with only points difference keeping them in second spot behind leaders Wigan Warriors, whom they face in their next game on Saturday, May 25.

Flynn Holden also scored twice for The Wire with James Duffy, Tom McKinney, Sam Roberts and Kian Stanton also on the scoresheet.

“It was a strong performance from our Academy side, showing some fluidity in attack and strong defence throughout the majority of the game,” academy head coach Mark Smith said.

“Although this was pleasing, after the game as a group we identified some fix-ups we need to make leading into our next game at home to Wigan Warriors in a fortnight.”

Duffy marked his academy team debut with the opening try as he was sent racing over by Cai Taylor-Wray’s looping pass before powerful prop McKinney crashed over the extend the lead shortly afterwards.

Holden then bagged his brace, first racing away after Joe Hickey had picked up a loose ball on his own 20 to send the winger clear before he then chased and hacked on a Hickey kick downfield before picking up and scoring under the posts.

That put Wire 22-0 ahead, but the visitors got themselves on the board when second rower Barney Fishwick crashed over with the final play before half time.

After the break, Wolves’ dominance resumed as Zack Gardner sent Lindop over for his first before James McGuire and Oliver Morgan combined to send Roberts over on the right.

Straight from the restart, Lindop was sent on a flying half-field run to the line by Taylor-Wray’s break before another burst through the Robins defence – this time from dummy-half by Morgan – found Stanton in support for his try.

As in the first half, Hull KR had the final say when Luke Foreman burrowed over from dummy-half but the game had long since been within Wire’s grasp.

Wolves: Zack Gardner; Flynn Holden, Charlie Walker, Arron Lindop, James Duffy; Cai Taylor-Wray, Joe Hickey; Charlie McKler, Lewis Barratt, Tom McKinney, Kaden Johnson, Kian Stanton, Jake Ramsden. Subs: Oliver Morgan, James McGuire, Oliver Evans, Sam Roberts. 18th: Ben Pearce