Super League  Saturday 5th July 2014  The Hive  Att: 2,013

Squad

Atkins, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Farrar, Foster, Griffin, Herold, Krasniqi, Lovell, Macani, Minns, Moore, O'Callaghan, Slyney, Solomona, Vea, Wallace, Wicks.

Squad

Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Burke, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Dudson, L. Farrell, Gelling, Hughes, James, Pettybourne, S. Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Taylor, Tierney, Williams.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Thomas Minns

GOAL SCORERS:

Josh Drinkwater

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joe Burgess

Joe Burgess

Josh Charnley

Gil Dudson

Scott Taylor

Anthony Gelling

Josh Charnley

John Bateman

Matty Bowen

Josh Charnley

GOAL SCORERS:

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Full Report

Match Official: J Cobb

Josh Charnley scored a hat-trick as Wigan Warriors regained third spot in First Utility Super League with a thumping 58-6 win over the London Broncos.

Winger Charnley took his season tally to 14 tries, running in two scores before the break and a third late on as the Warriors rebounded from a sluggish start to romp home.

For the Londoners it was an all-too familiar tale, racking up their 19th successive defeat as relegation looms ever closer.

Wigan, who entered the game on the back of successive defeats to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and St Helens, included former London stars Dan Sarginson and Tony Clubb in their starting line-up, with Clubb replacing hamstring victim Sean O’Loughlin.

The hosts, meanwhile, rang the changes with Ben Farrar, Thomas Minns, James Cunningham, Joel Wicks, Jon Wallace and Maxime Herold all returning.

The Warriors, who saw off the Broncos 36-14 in the reverse fixture back in April, struggled to find their rhythm early on, with the Londoners giving as good as they got.

Both sides though were having difficulty coping with the driving rain, with handling errors aplenty.

It was the 15th minute before the scoreboard was troubled, with Wigan taking the lead when Anthony Gelling created space for Charnley to burst over in the corner.

The visitors certainly had the upper hand, but both Dom Crosby and John Bateman knocked on as they looked to wriggle over.

The Warriors' lead was doubled though on 22 minutes as Matthew Bowen broke through some weak tackling to bounce over the line.

Bateman ran in a third try six minutes later, finishing off a break from Charnley, as the visitors started to squeeze the life out of the Broncos.

It was Charnley's turn to touchdown for his second next after Wigan worked the ball along the line for the winger to scamper home just after the half-hour mark.

The Broncos were offering precious little in terms of attack and were unable to cope with the Warriors’ physical presence.

But the Londoners did strike out of nothing on 38 minutes, with Minns swooping on the ball and racing home from half-way after Scott Taylor spilled.

It was more of the same after the interval and Wigan extended their lead to 28-6 on 45 minutes when Gelling pounced to score after Iliess Macani floundered dealing with Bowen’s kick through.

The weather was still causing problems for both sides, but the Warriors continued to run in the scores at regular intervals with Taylor the next to cross when he rounded off a searing break from Jack Hughes ten minutes later.

By now it was purely a case of how many points the visitors would rack up.

Gil Dudson took them to the 40-point mark when he wriggled over after taking a pass from Bowen.

Then Charnley’s hat-trick duly arrived on 65 minutes. He managed to slide in at the corner flag after more good work from full-back Bowen.

The 50-point plateau was breached with six minutes remaining. Sarginson burst clear to free up Joe Burgess for a clear run to the line.

And a repeat act saw Sarginson send in Burgess again two minutes later as the Broncos defence crumbled.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Joe Burgess

    Wigan

  • 78m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 77m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 77m
    try

    Joe Burgess

    Wigan

  • 68m
    try

    Josh Charnley

    Wigan

  • 68m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 61m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 61m
    try

    Gil Dudson

    Wigan

  • 55m
    try

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 55m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Maxime Herold

    London Broncos

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Jack Hughes

    Wigan

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Joel Wicks

    London Broncos

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    John Bateman

    Wigan

  • 46m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 46m
    try

    Anthony Gelling

    Wigan

  • 39m
    try

    Thomas Minns

    London Broncos

  • 39m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    London Broncos

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    Scott Moore

    London Broncos

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    Joel Wicks

    London Broncos

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Dom Crosby

    Wigan

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Eddy Pettybourne

    Wigan

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Gil Dudson

    Wigan

  • 33m
    try

    Josh Charnley

    Wigan

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Matt Cook

    London Broncos

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    London Broncos

  • 29m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 29m
    try

    John Bateman

    Wigan

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Joel Wicks

    London Broncos

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Greg Burke

    Wigan

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Tony Clubb

    Wigan

  • 24m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 24m
    try

    Matty Bowen

    Wigan

  • 16m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 16m
    try

    Josh Charnley

    Wigan