Super League  Sunday 14th April 2013  The Rapid Solicitors Stadium  Att:

Squad

Fox, Collis, L. Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, T. Smith, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mariano, Trout, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.

Squad

Atkins, C. Bridge, D. Bridge, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Myler, Ratchford, Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Kyle Wood

Reece Lyne

Peter Fox

Peter Fox

Paul Sykes

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Richie Myler

Stefan Ratchford

Joel Monaghan

Joel Monaghan

Ryan Atkins

Stefan Ratchford

Ryan Atkins

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

The boot of Brett Hodgson put a spirited Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to bed as his 76th-minute drop goal got Warrington Wolves over the line.

Tony Smith's Wolves had led 24-6 and 40-22 at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, but the home side refused to lie down and came back to within six points as the clock showed five minutes left.

A catalogue of errors then let them down, though, with two-try Paul Sykes not finding touch with a penalty and then Kyle Amor giving away a penalty, setting up Hodgson for his nerve-settling contribution.

It was perhaps rough justice on Wakefield, but Warrington simply reaped the benefit of outscoring their hosts seven tries to six, with Ryan Atkins, Joel Monaghan and Stefan Ratchford all getting braces.

After shipping nine tries at Wigan Warriors and with some senior names missing, Wakefield needed a watertight start but got the opposite, going behind inside 70 seconds.

Atkins found room on the left and kicked ahead, chasing his own grubber down and scoring, with Wakefield's defence questionable, although Hodgson was not ready to join the inquest and converted from the touchline.

Paul Aiton could have got Wakefield an instant response had he clung on to a ricocheted Tim Smith kick, and the fine margins between success and failure were soon highlighted again as Warrington got a second when Ratchford ran in Richie Myler's slipstream and went under the posts after a clean break.

Warrington had a strong wind behind them and the home side were making heavy weather of going into the elements, although an uncharacteristic Mick Higham error gave them a 15th-minute hand.

The hooker's knock-on gave them some rare possession and, after a penalty and a strong run from Amor, Sykes saw a gap and went for it, adding his own conversion.

Relief would be temporary, though, with a third Warrington try soon coming as Atkins took a Myler pass - although a knock-on from Ben Westwood appeared to go unpunished.

The home fans were unhappy and even more upset in the 23rd minute, claiming a Scott Grix assist to Joel Monaghan as forward. Hodgson goaled.

It was Monaghan's 12th score of another prolific year but Wakefield have a lethal winger of their own and a quickfire double from Peter Fox brought them back to life before the break.

The former England international stumbled in for a ninth of the season and three minutes before the break burst through onto a Tim Smith pass to make it to double figures, with Sykes topping one of them up to get Wakefield back to 24-16.

That gap would have been smaller after the restart had Sykes' pass to Ben Cockayne not got in touch and wasted a two-on-one overlap, but Reece Lyne made sure pressure was turned into points in the 53rd minute as he dragged Grix over the line with him after an Aiton run and Ali Lauitiiti pass.

Thoughts of a comeback had to be put on ice, however, as Warrington showed their mettle to move from one end of the field to the other and score in the corner, Monaghan again showing his class with a smart finish.

Ratchford then joined the two-try party - taking a ball at head-height to bounce over - and Hodgson converted, before the full-back flicked an inside ball up to Myler to jog in for a seventh touchdown.

Another kick from Hodgson made the score 22-40, which was harsh on Wakefield, and they quickly set about redressing the balance. First Kyle Wood ducked under a tackle off a Tim Smith pass, before Sykes - who goaled - cashed in on good work from Lee and Tim Smith to score under the posts.

Another conversion from Sykes left the difference at six, but his failure to find touch with a penalty and Amor's subsequent offence allowed Hodgson to put them to bed for good.

Match Action

  • 79m
    dropgoal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 76m
    try

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 76m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 73m
    try

    Kyle Wood

    Wakefield

  • 73m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 69m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 69m
    try

    Richie Myler

    Warrington

  • 67m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 67m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 62m
    interchange_on

    Kyle Wood

    Wakefield

  • 62m
    interchange_off

    Danny Washbrook

    Wakefield

  • 60m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 53m
    try

    Reece Lyne

    Wakefield

  • 53m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    try

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 36m
    try

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Ben Harrison

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Higham

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Vince Mellars

    Wakefield

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Wakefield

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 25m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 25m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Chris Annakin

    Wakefield

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Wilkes

    Wakefield

  • 22m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 22m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 16m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    try

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 12m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 12m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 3m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 3m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington