Super League  Friday 13th June 2014  KC Lightstream Stadium  Att: 6,850

Squad

Burns, Carlile, Costigan, Eden, Gardner, Green, Hall, D. Hodgson, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Langley, Netherton, Ollett, Salter, Ulugia, A. Walker, J. Walker, Weyman.

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, C. Bridge, Currie, Dwyer, England, B. Evans, R. Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, King, J. Monaghan, Ormsby, Philbin, Ratchford, Riley, Russell.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Graeme Horne

GOAL SCORERS:

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joel Monaghan

Ryan Atkins

Ben Evans

Joel Monaghan

Stefan Ratchford

Gene Ormsby

GOAL SCORERS:

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Double-chasing Warrington Wolves maintained their mid-season sparkle with a sixth straight win in all competitions to avenge their shock home First Utility Super League defeat by Hull KR.

The Wolves emerged from a scoreless first quarter to dominate the final hour, with centre Joel Monaghan scoring two of their six tries in a 34-4 triumph at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Warrington coach Tony Smith gave a debut to Joe Philbin in the absence of five of their first-choice forwards, as well as playmakers Michael Monaghan and Richie Myler, and will be delighted with the performance of his patched-up side.

Rovers, also lacking a host of senior players, were arguably the better team in the opening stages, with impressive prop Michael Weyman forcing his way to the tryline before being held up and then nearly getting loose forward Neville Costigan over.

But Warrington gradually began to get on top, with England prop Chris Hill laying a solid platform for Chris Bridge and Stefan Ratchford to work their magic.

The home side were forced to scramble after Monaghan intercepted Kris Keating's pass and loose forward Ben Harrison and centre Ryan Atkins were both turned onto their back after reaching the line.

The Hull KR defence finally cracked on 29 minutes when right winger Gene Ormsby went over for the first of three tries in an ultimately-decisive nine-minute spell.

A break from inside his own half by second rower Simon Grix got Ratchford over and Bridge's offload set up an easy try for Monaghan.

Bridge kicked all three conversions, two of them from wide out, to make it 18-0 and Rovers were glad to hear the half-time whistle which gave them a chance to re-group.

Had winger Ade Gardner been able to get a touch to Travis Burns' grubber kick early in the second half, a fightback might have been on but the chance was lost.

The Robins clearly benefited from coach Craig Sandercock's interval pep talk and they pulled a try back in the 57th minute, second rower Graeme Horne taking Burns' pass and stretching out of full-back Matty Russell's tackle to touch down.

That gave the home side the confidence to produce their best spell of the game and full-back Greg Eden went close after more clever work from the busy Burns.

But the Wolves were always dangerous on the counter-attack and they clinched the win on 68 minutes when prop Ben Evans swooped on a handling error by Eden and galloped 30 metres to double his try tally for the season.

Atkins then went over from close range after Rhys Evans had been brought down just short and Monaghan pounced on another loose ball to grab his second try, with Bridge taking his goal tally to five from six attempts.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 78m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 73m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 70m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 70m
    try

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 65m
    interchange_off

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 65m
    interchange_on

    Brad Dwyer

    Warrington

  • 57m
    try

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Glenn Riley

    Warrington

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Aaron Ollett

    Hull K R

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    James Green

    Hull K R

  • 39m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 39m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 35m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 35m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 30m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 30m
    try

    Gene Ormsby

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jonathan Walker

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Neville Costigan

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Ollett

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Ade Gardner

    Hull K R

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Jason Netherton

    Hull K R

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Michael Weyman

    Hull K R