Wakefield Trinity 30-32 Warrington Wolves

Sunday 17th June 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 18

30-32 FT

HT: 6 22

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone, Pauli Pauli, Kyle Wood (2), Tinirau Arona,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford (2), Tom Lineham, Kevin Brown,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin (3), Harvey Livett (5),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves held off a spirited second-half fightback by Wakefield Trinity to claim a 32-30 victory that consolidated their top-four place in Betfred Super League.

Hull's defeat at home to Wigan gave the Wolves the chance to move four points clear of their fifth-placed rivals and they took it despite scoring only four tries to Trinity's five.

Stefan Ratchford crossed twice in the opening 10 minutes and Tom Lineham helped himself to a try as Warrington established a commanding early lead.

Harvey Livett added his fifth goal after Tinirau Arona had got Wakefield on the board to put the Wolves 22-6 up at half-time and Bryson Goodwin added another penalty after the restart to stretch Warrington's advantage.

Back-to-back tries from Kyle Wood reduced the deficit to six points but Brown went over to secure a hard-earned win for the Wolves and ensure late efforts from Tom Johnstone and Pauli Pauli were mere consolation for Wakefield.

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: "I felt we were always in control of the game. The first 25 minutes we played some really exciting and attractive football. We played with a lot of finesse and directness. The scoreline didn't really indicate the true value of the game.

"But credit to Wakefield. They're very awkward to play at home. They scored those late tries near the end but I always felt we were in control. We got a bit sloppy at the end but I know what sort of footy team we have and there's a lot more improvement left in us." 

Trinity head coach Chris Chester said: "I've got to be happy with the character they showed in that second half.

"I couldn't be prouder of the guys. We've taken another top-four club right down to the wire and if we continue with that kind of effort over the next six, seven weeks we'll Find ourselves in some big games at the end of the year."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 79: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Pauli Pauli
  • 77: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 44: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 28: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tinirau Arona
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 22: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 10: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 4: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • Key Performers

    Reece Lyne

    Metres 164
    4 4

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 190
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 5
    Warrington Wolves 4

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 5
    Warrington Wolves 8

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 1238
    Warrington Wolves 1156

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 173
    Warrington Wolves 141

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 276
    Warrington Wolves 284

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 9
    Warrington Wolves 12

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 9
    Warrington Wolves 14

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 6
    Warrington Wolves 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kyle Wood 2 0 14 2 0 1 0 7 46 6.57 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 1 0 16 0 0 1 0 16 74 4.63 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 1 0 10 1 3 5 0 11 59 5.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 11 102 9.27 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 14 2 0 1 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 25 5 0 3 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 14 4 4 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 39 11 0 2 0 6 56 9.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 22 4 3 0 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 6 44 7.33 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    David Fifita 0 1 20 2 0 7 0 15 125 8.33 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 22 5 2 1 2 11 44 4.00 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 1
    Jacob Miller 0 0 14 1 3 2 3 8 49 6.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 10 54 5.40 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 15 2 2 7 0 18 164 9.11 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 0 1 7 0 2 8 0 14 190 13.57 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 13 59 4.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Stefan Ratchford 2 0 19 3 0 2 1 10 82 8.20 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Tom Lineham 1 2 4 0 1 1 0 11 66 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kevin Brown 1 0 23 3 2 0 3 7 57 8.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 10 1 5 1 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Bryson Goodwin 0 1 13 2 2 2 1 13 130 10.00 1 2 1 0 3 0 2 1
    Josh Charnley 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 101 10.10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 4 18 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 32 5 0 3 0 15 130 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 30 4 4 6 1 9 97 10.78 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mike Cooper 0 0 38 6 3 1 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Harvey Livett 0 0 14 3 2 2 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 2 0 5 0 2 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 23 5 5 2 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 21 2 6 2 0 13 98 7.54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 13 3 2 0 0 7 64 9.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 14 14.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 10 2 2 0 0 4 34 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 21 4 3 1 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 1 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