Super League  Sunday 28th April 2013  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 10,901

Squad

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

Squad

Donaldson, Sidlow, Kearney, Manuokafoa, Gale, Kear, Scruton, Bateman, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Diskin, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Platt, Evans.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Simon Grix

Ryan Atkins

Chris Hill

Joel Monaghan

Chris Riley

Ben Currie

Simon Grix

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Adrian Purtell

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: P Bentham

Warrington Wolves stretched their winning run against Bradford Bulls to nine games with a comfortable victory at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

The Bulls continue to suffer at the hands of Tony Smith's men and now have to go back to June 2009 for the last time they tasted victory over the Wolves.

Centre Simon Grix crossed twice for the home side, while a superb try from Australian winger Joel Monaghan was the highlight of the game.

Warrington were holding a 14-4 second-half lead when Monaghan somehow managed to pluck Richie Myler's huge cross-field kick out of the air and touch the ball down within inches of the dead-ball line.

Three tries in the final nine minutes from Chris Hill, Ryan Atkins and Grix sealed the victory and gave a somewhat flattering look to the final scoreline.

Full-back Brett Hodgson converted just two tries to leave him one short of passing the 1,000-point mark since moving into Super League with Huddersfield Giants in 2009.

Warrington were still without a host of big-name stars including Lee Briers, Adrian Morley, Garreth Carvell, Ben Harrison and Chris Bridge; they gave Super League debuts from the bench to Danny Bridge and Glenn Riley after the duo impressed in the Challenge Cup win over Championship side Keighley.

Winger Jamie Foster was ruled out with a shoulder injury for the Bulls, while Ben Evans, on loan from the Wolves, started on the bench.

The home side were quickest out of the blocks and went ahead after just two minutes when Grix crossed for the opening try of the game.

The Wolves continued to enjoy the better of the early exchanges and increased their lead further.

Stefan Ratchford's inch-perfect kick was pounced upon by Ben Currie to claim the try and Hodgson converted to give the Wolves a 10-0 advantage.

Midway through the first half, Bradford claimed their first try of the game when, on the back of three successive penalties, their pressure on the Wolves line finally told as Adrian Purtell touched down to cut the deficit to six points.

But Warrington claimed a crucial try two minutes before half-time when Hodgson’s superb pass gave winger Chris Riley the space to sprint down the touchline and squeeze over in the corner.

Monaghan's superb try stretched the lead to 18-4 and then a late blitz in the final nine minutes saw the Wolves home to victory.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 74m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 71m
    try

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 71m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 52m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 38m
    try

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Danny Bridge

    Warrington

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Chev Walker

    Bradford

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Danny Addy

    Bradford

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Bradford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Bradford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Matt Diskin

    Bradford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Heath L'Estrange

    Bradford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Higham

    Warrington

  • 21m
    try

    Adrian Purtell

    Bradford

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Adam Sidlow

    Bradford

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Manase Manuokafoa

    Bradford

  • 14m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 14m
    try

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 3m
    try

    Simon Grix

    Warrington