Wigan Warriors 13-12 Warrington Wolves

Friday 6th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 20

13-12 FT

HT: 12 4

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Tom Davies, Liam Paisley,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 2,

  • Drop Goals
    Josh Woods,

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Toby King, Tom Lineham, Josh Charnley,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Josh Woods kicked a last-minute drop goal as Wigan Warriors beat Warrington Wolves 13-12 to stay second in the Betfred Super League table.

Stefan Ratchford failed to convert former Wigan winger Josh Charnley's try four minutes from time and the third-placed Wolves were punished as Woods held his nerve at the death.

Tom Davies' excellent finish gave Wigan first blood in the 13th minute, but Toby King reduced the deficit to 6-4 shortly afterwards. 

Wigan entered half-time 12-4 ahead as Liam Paisley barged his way over from close range for his first try for the club.

Tom Lineham crossed to give Warrington hope in the 62nd minute and Charnley levelled things up late on.

Ratchford could not add the extras before Woods' one-pointer, condemning Warrington forward Ben Westwood to defeat in his 500th match.

On Woods' heroics, Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “He’s a cool player. He’s relaxed and laid back which frustrates me but he does some good things.

“He’s playing while George (Williams) is out and I told him to make me make a decision when George is fit and he is doing. I like what he’s doing.

“I’m a big Warrington fan – they’re a champion club – but I thought we deserved it at the end."

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “It’s a tough loss. We scored three tries to two but full credit to Wigan, I thought they were courageous.

“We were a bit off the mark in the first half but so much better in the second half, when we dominated field position.

“I thought our game management let us down big time but I’m really proud of the effort. The way they came back shows the character in the group.”

  • 80: Goal scored for Wigan by Josh Woods
  • 77: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 62: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 28: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Paisley
  • 22: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 13: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tom Davies
  • Key Performers

    Mike Cooper

    Offloads 6
    5 5

    John Bateman

    Offloads 6
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 2
    Warrington Wolves 3

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 2
    Warrington Wolves 0

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1171
    Warrington Wolves 1177

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 202
    Warrington Wolves 172

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 300
    Warrington Wolves 337

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 13
    Warrington Wolves 16

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 5
    Warrington Wolves 7

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Warrington Wolves 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 1 0 2 1 2 4 0 17 121 7.12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Paisley 1 0 20 2 2 1 0 10 42 4.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 1 10 1 0 3 4 13 39 3.00 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1
    John Bateman 0 0 13 2 2 6 1 19 127 6.68 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 17 0 4 0 0 10 55 5.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 6 0 3 7 1 10 99 9.90 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Woods 0 0 21 2 3 0 1 9 36 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 29 4 3 2 1 14 48 3.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 17 2 0 1 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 20 1 2 1 0 10 65 6.50 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 33 5 3 1 0 13 83 6.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    William Isa 0 0 30 1 2 0 1 15 77 5.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Farrell 0 0 11 1 0 4 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 28 4 3 1 0 15 79 5.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 24 7 0 1 0 19 119 6.26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Callum Field 0 0 14 2 1 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 1 0 2 0 1 5 1 17 131 7.71 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Toby King 1 0 25 4 1 1 0 11 59 5.36 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 1 0 3 0 1 7 0 11 146 13.27 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 10 0 1 3 1 17 125 7.35 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 17 1 2 1 1 8 55 6.88 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2
    Kevin Brown 0 1 24 3 3 0 4 6 33 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 14 1 1 0 3 9 25 2.78 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 37 11 2 1 0 19 125 6.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 35 5 5 2 0 11 70 6.36 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 29 5 0 3 0 13 59 4.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 20 1 3 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Jack Hughes 0 0 26 1 4 2 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 38 1 5 1 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 19 4 1 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 1 7 0 1 4 0 11 82 7.45 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