Super League  Saturday 8th June 2013  Gillingham FC  Att: 3,041

Squad

Bailey, Bishay, Bryant, Channing, Clubb, Dixon, Dorn, Fisher, Grady, Hurst, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Melling, Mendeika, Robertson, Sarginson, Wheeldon, Witt, Woodburn-Hall.

Squad

Atkins, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, Laithwaite, McCarthy, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, Myler, Ratchford, C. Riley, Westwood, Wood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

James Mendeika

Kieran Dixon

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Witt

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Simon Grix

Micky Higham

Simon Grix

Simon Grix

Ryan Atkins

Stefan Ratchford

Chris Riley

Ryan Atkins

Ben Westwood

Richie Myler

Michael Monaghan

Richie Myler

Michael Monaghan

Joel Monaghan

Chris Hill

GOAL SCORERS:

Lee Briers

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Full Report

Match Official: M Thomason

Stefan Ratchford ran the show as Warrington Wolves demolished London Broncos 82-10 at the Priestfield Stadium.

Ratchford grabbed a try, booted 22 points and helped tear the Broncos apart with his sheer pace as the Wolves ran in 15 tries.

The Broncos, who were reeling from the shock departure of skipper Craig Gower to his native Australia, restored Dan Sarginson, Kieran Dixon and Shane Grady to their line-up.

Brett Hodgson started at full-back for Warrington after shaking off the effects of a knee injury.

The Wolves had already dispatched the Londoners 54-20 in the reverse fixture in April and made the brighter start, with winger Joel Monaghan coming close to squeezing in at the corner in the third minute.

A first try was not long in coming, though, Chris Hill breaking tackles easily to cross at the posts in the ninth minute.

London were struggling to make any headway and Michael Witt's spill on the last tackle was symptomatic of their efforts.

But a moment of inspiration from Witt almost gave London their first score as the stand-off stepped inside and angled a neat kick to the corner, only for Dixon to spill as he looked to touch down.

Almost immediately Warrington stretched clear, Joel Monaghan bundling over after Lee Briers' kick caused confusion in the Broncos defence.

Warrington were hitting their stride at last, running in their third score when Michael Monaghan twisted and turned to lunge over from close range on 27 minutes.

The Londoners were coming apart at the seams, with Richie Myler the next to profit when he broke through a series of weak tackles to wriggle over at the sticks.

There was still time before the interval for Michael Monaghan to claim his second after breaking more soft defence to touch down, although the Broncos did get on the board when Dixon took a long pass from Luke Dorn to cross in the corner.

It was more of the same after the break and Myler ran in his second in the 42nd minute following a flowing move that involved Hodgson and Briers.

Minutes later Ben Westwood got in on the act, cantering over after a searing break from Ratchford.

By now it was simply a matter of how many points the Wolves would score, and Ryan Atkins promptly muscled over for Warrington's eighth try in the 49th minute.

Try number nine came seven minutes later as former London loanee Chris Riley twisted over in the corner after Wolves ran on the last tackle.

The Broncos were simply not at the races and Witt twice kicked out on the full from restarts.

Warrington kept piling on the points with Ratchford racing home in the 58th minute before Atkins added his second after a Ratchford break four minutes later.

To their credit London did manage a further consolation try, Wolves loanee James Mendeika touching down a clever Witt kick.

But normal service was resumed in the 71st minute when Simon Grix touched down, and he added a second score moments later when he clutched a Briers kick to burst over in the corner.

There was still time for Wolves to claim a 14th try, Micky Higham taking a pass from Ratchford to stroll over, and Grix claimed his hat-trick when he raced clear in the final seconds.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Lee Briers

    Warrington

  • 79m
    try

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 76m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 76m
    try

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 73m
    try

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 73m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 71m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 71m
    try

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 68m
    try

    James Mendeika

    London Broncos

  • 68m
    goal

    Michael Witt

    London Broncos

  • 62m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 62m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 58m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 57m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 57m
    interchange_on

    Shane Grady

    London Broncos

  • 56m
    try

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 49m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 49m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 48m
    interchange_off

    Simon Grix

    Warrington

  • 48m
    interchange_on

    Tyrone McCarthy

    Warrington

  • 46m
    try

    Ben Westwood

    Warrington

  • 42m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 42m
    try

    Richie Myler

    Warrington

  • 39m
    try

    Kieran Dixon

    London Broncos

  • 35m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 35m
    try

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Ben Fisher

    London Broncos

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Mike Bishay

    London Broncos

  • 29m
    try

    Richie Myler

    Warrington

  • 29m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 27m
    try

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 27m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Adrian Morley

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Tony Clubb

    London Broncos

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Mark Bryant

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 19m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Antonio Kaufusi

    London Broncos

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 9m
    try

    Chris Hill

    Warrington