Warrington Wolves 26-24 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 7th September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 4

26-24 FT

HT: 12 14

Official: J Child

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Bryson Goodwin 2, Ryan Atkins, Stefan Ratchford, Tom Lineham,

  • Goals
    Tyrone Roberts 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jake Mamo 3, Lee Gaskell, Jacob Wardle,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves secured a top-four spot and guaranteed themselves a place in the Betfred Super League play-offs with a tension-filled 26-24 victory over nearest challengers Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

The Wolves led 26-20 when Jacob Wardle crashed over for the Giants to the left of the posts with just four minutes remaining but Danny Brough missed the conversion.

Then in the dying seconds Huddersfield were awarded a penalty as the hooter sounded but Brough's last-gasp effort from the half way line was off target much to the relief of the home supporters.

The win sees Warrington open up an eight-point gap over the fifth-placed Giants with just three games remaining of the Super 8s before the semi-finals.

Bryson Goodwin claimed two tries for the Wolves with further efforts coming from Ryan Atkins, Stefan Ratchford and Tom Lineham as Tyrone Roberts kicked three goals.

Jake Mamo claimed a first-half hat-trick for the Giants and Lee Gaskell and Wardle also touched down with Brough landing two conversions.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "We did what we had to do to get the result and found a way to win and it's good to finally cement that top-four spot.

 "We now need to keep raising the bar and keep going up a few more cogs and build momentum into the semi-finals."

 Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: "Broughy has had an off night with the boot - that happens - but we were just not good enough. We started OK and I thought we got better as game went on.

 "We don''t want to undo all good work over the last four months, we want want to finish well and although we didn't get result tonight it was a huge step in achieving that."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jacob Wardle
  • 68: TRY! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 60: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 52: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 49: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 38: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 36: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 33: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 23: TRY! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 16: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • Key Performers

    Bryson Goodwin

    Metres: 171
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Tom Lineham

    Metres: 153

    Daryl Clark

    Offloads: 4

    Jake Mamo

    Tries: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 5
    Giants 5

    Goals:

    Wolves 3
    Giants 2

    METRES:

    Wolves 1562
    Giants 1206

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 199
    Giants 155

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 267
    Giants 358

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 20
    Giants 10

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 10
    Giants 7

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 9
    Giants 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bryson Goodwin 2 0 11 0 3 7 2 17 171 10.06 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Tom Lineham 1 0 5 0 2 1 0 15 153 10.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 1 1 7 1 2 7 0 17 149 8.76 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Chris Hill 0 1 28 7 0 0 0 17 137 8.06 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 1 19 0 2 7 1 12 135 11.25 1 9 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 16 116 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 33 4 3 0 0 15 105 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Toby King 0 0 28 8 2 2 1 14 96 6.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Josh Charnley 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 13 93 7.15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Harvey Livett 0 1 30 5 1 3 0 15 79 5.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 16 2 0 1 0 8 71 8.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 15 3 4 3 0 11 70 6.36 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    George King 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 7 68 9.71 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 1 14 2 2 1 4 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyrone Roberts 0 1 15 4 1 1 7 10 51 5.10 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1
    Declan Patton 0 0 6 3 0 0 0 2 8 4.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Pomeroy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jake Mamo 3 0 13 1 2 1 0 12 134 11.17 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
    Paul Clough 0 0 31 7 2 1 0 13 120 9.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Innes Senior 0 0 5 1 0 6 0 10 117 11.70 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 1 1 18 1 3 1 2 11 110 10.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 34 10 3 2 0 14 104 7.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 1 32 2 2 3 0 12 98 8.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 29 4 2 0 0 10 89 8.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 32 9 3 1 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Smith 0 0 18 0 3 0 0 10 61 6.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 23 1 0 1 0 5 57 11.40 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Wardle 1 0 20 3 3 0 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 12 0 2 4 0 9 47 5.22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 27 7 0 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 1 35 8 2 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 18 0 3 2 1 8 32 4.00 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 1
    Jordan Turner 0 1 10 0 5 2 0 8 27 3.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 7.00 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