Wolves season review 2004
- Published 01/01/04 3:00 pm
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Wolves lose out to
By Sports staff
WOLVES were leading 22-12 at half-time in a match they knew was going to be a tough one.
But the home side celebrated their 10th birthday with a superb second-half fight back and then managed to hold off a late rally by Wolves.
Wolves made all the running in the early stages. Jon Clarke went over from close range against his former club to open the scoring and then Appo and Darren Burns set up Henry Fa’afili to put them further ahead.
After 16 minutes, Broncos showed a glimpse of what was to come later when Dennis Moran sent Paul Sykes away to power his way over the line.
But on 28 minutes, Westwood raced 80 metres to touch down under the posts and three minutes later Wolves moved further ahead with Appo chipping over the top of the defence and Fa’afili scoring his second try.
Broncos finished the half strongly with Roy collecting Sykes’ kick over the head of Gary Hulse before touching down.
In the second half, tries from Rob Purdham and Steele Retchless levelled the game at 22-22 and two more tries from Lee Greenwood offset one from Ian Sibbit.
Wolves performed well - but seemed to lose concentration in the early part of the second half when much of the damage was done. Their late rally was not enough to break through a lively Broncos side determined to ensure their Super League future for another season.