Monday 17th April 2017
14:45 - Round: 10

10-16 FT

( 10-12 HT )

Attendance : 4,640

Official: J Smith

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Monday 17th April 2017
14:45 - Round: 10

10 : 16 FT

( 10 - 12 HT )

Attendance : 4,640

Official: J Smith

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Scorers

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Scott Grix, Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sean O'Loughlin, Morgan Escare, Liam Marshall,

  • Goals
    Morgan Escare 2,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Liam Marshall's late try made sure of an Easter clean sweep for Wigan Warriors as they battled to a 16-10 victory against Wakefield Trinity.

The Warriors held a two-point lead throughout the second half until Marshall crossed with three minutes left for his ninth try in seven games.

Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin barged his way to the line for an early try but the hosts responded quickly, with Scott Grix touching down on his 200th Betfred Super League appearance.

The visitors regained the lead when England stand-off George Williams bounced off a couple of defenders and sent Morgan Escare racing through a gap for his fourth try of the season.

Escare's second goal made it 12-6 but Wigan were never able to pull away from their determined opponents, who seized on a handling error on their own 20-metre line to score a second try three minutes from the half-time, Grix sending winger Ben Jones-Bishop over at the corner.

The second half was a tight affair until Marshall sealed victory when Williams' cut-out pass was deflected by Jones-Bishop into his grateful arms.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester said: "I thought we deserved something out of it. They were two evenly-matched sides and to not come away with anything is disappointing.

"The effort was fantastic, we just lacked any real patience down their end. If we had executed better, we may well have got something out of it."

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane said: "We had 50 per cent completion in the first half and there is no way you can a win game like that but we fixed it up in the second half.

"This is a hard place to come and they put us under pressure but we showed plenty of toughness to defend our line." 

  • 77: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 34: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 8: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Scott Grix
  • 5: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sean O'Loughlin
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • Key Performers

    Craig Huby

    Tackles 31

    Liam Finn

    Tackles 31

    Kyle Wood

    Tackles 44

    Liam Marshall

    Metres 134
    Clean Breaks 4

    Ryan Sutton

    Tackles 35

    Tom Davies

    Metres 158

    Sam Powell

    Tackles 41

    Liam Farrell

    Metres 151
    Tackles 32

    Anthony Gelling

    Metres 143
    Offloads 5

    Head to Head

    Tries: 2-3

    Goals: 1-2

    METRES 1172 - 1401

    CARRIES 175 - 183

    TACKLES 360 - 321

    OFFLOADS 8 - 11

    PENALTIES 11 - 7

    BREAKS 4 - 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 5 0 3 3 0 11 99 9.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Scott Grix 1 1 6 0 1 1 1 13 86 6.62 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 23 2 2 1 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 10 1 0 2 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 39 10 6 4 1 9 69 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 16 1 2 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 30 3 1 0 0 15 100 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 31 2 2 0 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 44 3 2 1 0 12 67 5.58 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 22 2 2 1 0 15 80 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 0 31 4 4 1 5 3 18 6.00 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1
    Jacob Miller 0 0 21 3 3 6 4 11 97 8.82 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 10 2 0 1 0 15 83 5.53 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 16 129 8.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashley Gibson 0 1 23 1 1 0 1 12 38 3.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Morgan Escare 1 0 5 0 2 6 0 13 95 7.31 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 1
    Liam Marshall 1 0 2 0 1 6 1 13 134 10.31 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 1 0 28 3 0 1 0 11 52 4.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Liam Forsyth 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Gelling 0 0 18 3 1 5 0 18 143 7.94 1 3 1 0 0 0 5 2
    Tom Davies 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 18 158 8.78 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George Williams 0 2 10 1 0 4 2 13 76 5.85 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 19 1 1 0 5 10 49 4.90 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 27 6 1 2 0 10 88 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Powell 0 0 41 6 3 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 21 3 3 0 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 11 3 1 1 0 5 32 6.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Farrell 0 0 32 8 3 1 0 17 151 8.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 17 3 1 1 0 11 110 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 35 6 1 0 0 11 87 7.91 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Gregson 0 0 19 4 1 1 2 6 38 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 17 2 1 0 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties