WARRINGTON Wolves suffered a third successive defeat as they went down 18-14 to Wigan at Headingley.
Liam Farrell’s try five minutes from time earned the win for the Warriors, who leapfrog Steve Price’s men in to second place in the Super League table.
Both sides came in to the game having lost Challenge Cup semi-finals last weekend, as well as losing in Super League last week with under-strength sides.
A forced early interchange inspired Warrington in to action, with substitute Matty Ashton coming on for Jake Mamo and making an immediate impact, latching on to a break from Stefan Ratchford and earning a penalty try.
Chris Hill forced his way over on 22 minutes and the Wolves led 12-0.
Wigan got on the board almost straight away through Joe Greenwood, and they levelled the scores four minutes in to the second half when Zak Hardaker converted his own try.
A Ratchford penalty nudged Warrington back in front on 50 minutes, and that’s how it stayed until Farrell’s decisive score late on.
Warrington: Ratchford, Mamo, Gelling, King, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Clark. Subs: Philbin, Davis, Robson, Ashton.
Wigan: French, Manfredi, Isa, Hardaker, Bibby, Leuluai, Hastings, Bullock, Powell, Partington, Greenwood, Farrell, O’Loughlin. Subs: Smithies, Smith, Singleton, Shorrocks.