Super League: Warrington ease to comfortable 36-4 win against Wakefield
Last Updated: 25/05/14 7:17pm
Warrington made it three big wins in a row and continued their dominance over Wakefield thanks to a comfortable 36-4 triumph at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
The Wolves arrived on the back of victories over Catalan Dragons and St Helens and they moved up to fifth in Super League as Ben Currie crossed twice in an impressive individual display.
Three tries in six minutes just before the break ultimately won the match for Warrington, Currie scoring two and Gene Ormsby one to build on Stefan Ratchford's early effort as the visitors claimed an 18-0 half-time lead.
Chris Bridge's converted try early in the second period made it 24-0 and after Lucas Walshaw briefly gave the Wildcats hope, Ryan Atkins and Richard Myler wrapped up the Wolves' ninth successive win over the Wildcats and fifth in a row at Belle Vue.
Richard Owen made his Wildcats debut in place of Chris Riley, who missed out under the terms of his loan from Warrington, while centre Dean Collis was also absent with a knee injury.
A similar problem robbed the Wolves of back-rower Trent Waterhouse and Joel and Michael Monaghan both missed out but the 2012 and 2013 beaten Grand Finalists were boosted by the return of half-back Myler.
Former Wakefield forward Ben Westwood was placed on report in the opening minutes for a dangerous throw which forced Scott Anderson off and that set the tone for a heated first half.
The home side earned two repeat sets on the back of the penalty but Warrington held firm and then took a ninth-minute lead through Ratchford after Atkins raced clear down the left touchline.
Anderson returned to the action midway through the first half to the relief of the Wildcats, who worked their way into the contest but found themselves further behind seven minutes from half-time.
Wakefield conceded back-to-back penalties and were punished as Warrington moved the ball from left to right before Bridge fed Currie to score in the corner.
It was a case of deja vu when Currie crossed again minutes later after the Wolves kept the ball alive following a break by Ratchford and there was still time for Ormsby to squeeze over in the corner after juggling a Bridge pass.
Bridge went over himself seven minutes into the second half after good work down the right by Currie before Walshaw gave the Wakefield fans something to cheer in the 54th minute with a try from dummy half.
That was as good as it got for the Wildcats, though, and Warrington completed a comfortable win with two tries in the last 10 minutes.
Atkins touched down after a good offload from the ground by the returning Myler, who then gathered Currie's kick to go over next to the posts to compound Wakefield's misery.
First Utility Super League
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield Wildcats22 - 40Wigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC4 - 24Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos10 - 29Warrington Wolves
St Helens34 - 16Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans Dragons32 - 24Hull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils20 - 22Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan WarriorsvsHull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red DevilsvsHuddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Super League 2014, round 14
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