Warrington Wolves 34-24 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 23rd March 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

34-24 FT

HT: 12 14

Official: J Child

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Tom Lineham 3, Bryson Goodwin, Mike Cooper, Ben Murdoch-Masila,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin 2, Stefan Ratchford 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Reece Lyne, Bill Tupou, Liam Finn, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn, Tyler Randell,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tom Lineham scored a hat-trick as Warrington Wilves earned a thrilling 34-24 Betfred Super League victory against Wakefield Trinity.

Lineham claimed a quickfire double in the opening 13 minutes of the game, both created by in-form full back Stefan Ratchford. 

And then in the closing stages Lineham went the length of the field for a spectacular try claim his hat-trick and make the game safe.

England international Ratchford, who kicked three goals, also created a try for Bryson Goodwin, while Mike Cooper and Ben Murdoch-Masila touched down for the Wolves and Goodwin also landed two goals.

Wakefield claimed five tries through Reece Lyne, Bill Tupou, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop and Liam Finn in defeat, with Finn and Taylor Randell landing a goal apiece.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "I was really pleased with patches of the game but not so pleased with other areas. 

"There were periods when we didn't get our tackle control right and that was frustrating at times, but there were periods when we were exceptional in that regard.

"Overall it's a tick in the right direction. It's the first time we've scored that amount of points this year so we can draw a lot of positives and confidence from that."

Trinity coach Chris Chester said: "There are no excuses tonight, we just got beat by the better side.  

"Warrington played well and the best I've seen them play this year - certainly the best in the way they attacked against us where we struggled on the right edge.

 "I thought we did OK with the ball but we weren't willing to do the tough stuff tonight and that let us down."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 77: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Tyler Randell
  • 63: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 62: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 57: TRY! scored for Warrington by Mike Cooper
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 41: TRY! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 29: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 13: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 11: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • 2: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • Key Performers

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 172
    4 4
    Clean Breaks 3
    Offloads 4

    Tom Lineham

    Tries 3
    5 5
    Metres 233
    Clean Breaks 3

    Bryson Goodwin

    Metres 152
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Wakefield Trinity 2

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1470
    Wakefield Trinity 1342

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 161
    Wakefield Trinity 191

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 323
    Wakefield Trinity 318

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Wakefield Trinity 16

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Wakefield Trinity 6

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Wakefield Trinity 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Lineham 3 0 2 0 1 5 0 15 233 15.53 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 11 1 2 7 0 5 79 15.80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 1 0 29 2 3 3 0 12 98 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 1 0 9 0 1 5 2 20 152 7.60 1 7 2 0 2 2 2 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 11 5 1 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 8 2 0 4 0 8 124 15.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 23 4 1 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 46 10 0 2 0 10 85 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 29 7 2 2 0 11 110 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Daryl Clark 0 1 42 10 3 5 0 11 106 9.64 1 9 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Chris Hill 0 0 36 6 1 0 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 1 18 3 2 0 5 6 17 2.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 16 2 3 0 2 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 12 93 7.75 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Toby King 0 1 12 2 3 4 1 8 73 9.13 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 3 11 1 0 3 0 16 104 6.50 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Reece Lyne 1 1 21 7 1 5 0 14 136 9.71 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 11 2 3 0 0 14 111 7.93 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 11 1 2 4 0 19 172 9.05 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 3 1 0 5 0 14 140 10.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 1 0 16 4 4 0 1 3 13 4.33 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1
    Scott Grix 0 2 3 0 5 2 2 13 67 5.15 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 18 4 4 1 3 17 91 5.35 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 21 5 1 1 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 41 13 3 2 1 5 32 6.40 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 13 106 8.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 17 4 2 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Matty Ashurst 0 1 28 6 5 2 0 14 89 6.36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 27 5 4 0 0 13 74 5.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 19 3.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 17 2 4 4 0 12 59 4.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 28 7 1 1 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties