PICTURES EDDIE WHITHAM
WARRINGTON Wolves suffered last gasp heartbreak at Wigan Warriors, losing out 13-12 in the dying seconds.
Youngster Josh Woods’ last-gasp drop-goal gave the Warriors victory to maintain their 100% home record in Super League, moments after the Wolves almost snatched a dramatic victory.
Former Warrior Josh Charnley crossed in the 77th minute to make it 12-12, but Stefan Ratchford failed to add the extras from out wide.
It was misseed kicks which proved Warrington’s downfall as they outscored the Warriors by three tries to two.
Wigan held the uppper hand in the first half and led 12-4 at the break through converted tries by Tom Davies and Liam Paisley, as Toby King crossed in reply for the Wolves.
Winger Tom Lineham powered over and reduced the deficit, although Ratchford couldn’t add the extras and then Charnley levelled the scores before Woods’ final-minute drop goal won it.
The match marked a special milestone for Warrington legend Bennie Westwood with his 500th career appearance, who picked up the man-of-the-match award ater giving his all, despite defeat.
The defeat saw Wigan open up a four point gap on the Wolves to cement second place in Super League.
Wigan: Tomkins, Davies, Bateman, Gildart, L. Marshall, Woods, Powell, Clubb, Leuluai, Flower, Isa, Farrell, Hamlin.
Replacements: Escare, Field, Paisley, Tautai.
Warrington: Ratchford, Lineham, Goodwin, T. King, Charnley, K. Brown, Roberts, Hill, Clark, Cooper, Akauola, Hughes, Westwood.
Replacements: Crosby, Patton, Philbin, M. Brown.
Referee: Chris Kendall.
Wigan (12) 13
Tries: Davies, Paisley Goals: Tomkins 2 Drop-goal: Woods
Warrington (4) 12
Tries: King, Lineham, Charnley
— Warrington Wolves (@wolvesrl) July 6, 2018