Wolves ease past Wildcats to maintain unbeaten start

Warrington Wolves 34 (24)
Tries: Currie (2), Penny, Gidley, Sandow (2)
Goals: Gidley (5)

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16 (6)
Tries: Hall, Tupou, Molloy
Goals: Finn (2)

Warrington maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win over Wakefield at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Ben Currie and Chris Sandow both crossed twice for the Wolves who led 24-6 at the break.

Further scores from Kevin Penny and Kurt Gidley ensured the victory for the home side although the latter worryingly left the field with concussion in the final stages.

Craig Hall, Anthony Tupou and Jonny Molloy crossed for the visitors with head coach Brian Smith still chasing his first win over counterpart and younger brother Tony.

Warrington were ahead inside the first minute when Currie picked up a loose ball to run 70 metres and open the scoring.

The Wolves doubled their lead on the ten minute mark as a smart move out wide saw Penny go over in the corner unchallenged.

The visitors hit back however with Jacob Miller breaking the line and finding Hall on his outside to cross for the Wildcats.

Once again Gidley was showing his class in leading the Wolves around the park and the Australian scored his first try for the club on 24 minutes after finding a gap in the Wakefield defence.

Gidley’s half-back partner Sandow has found his feet in Super League this season and scored a superb individual try on the stroke of half-time.

The scrum-half collected his own kick through the Wildcats’ defence to run 20 metres and give Warrington a 24-6 lead at the break.

Wakefield responded after the interval through Tupou’s try before Sandow added his second of the game on 54 minutes.

The Wolves then extended their lead as Gidley’s grubber kick under the posts was grounded by Currie.

With two minutes remaining Molloy crossed for the visitors who had put it in a more resistant display than the fixture last season in which they were thrashed 80-0 by the Wolves.

The win takes Warrington top of the table although Tony Smith’s side have been dealt a blow through the loss of Gidley for the game against Salford on Thursday.

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