Warriors tame Wildcats

Maguire enjoys success in first Wigan outing

By Rachel Griffiths.   Last Updated: 17/01/10 5:27pm

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Riddell: Scored try for Warriors

Riddell: Scored try for Warriors

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New Wigan coach Michael Maguire celebrated a notable triumph in his first match in charge as the Warriors fought back from a 14-point deficit to win 40-38 in a pre-season clash at Wakefield.

Wakefield, who stormed into an early 12-0 lead, looked to have the match wrapped up after posting eight tries in the first 60 minutes, although Danny Brough managed only three conversions.

The home side were 22-18 ahead at half-time thanks to two tries from Dale Morton, as well as individual touchdowns from Sean Gleeson, Glenn Morrison and Daryl Millard and a solitary goal from Brough.

Gleeson completed a double in the second half and Aaron Murphy and Kevin Henderson also crossed the line as the Wildcats opened up a 14-point advantage.

Response

The visitors responded strongly, however, Darrell Goulding scoring two tries and fellow centre George Carmont also touching down in a late surge, with Cameron Phelps adding two conversions.

Wigan's earlier try-scorers were Sean O'Loughlin, Mark Riddell, Eamon O'Carroll and Pat Richards, who also kicked four goals.

New Warriors scrum-half signing Paul Deacon was absent from the clash due to a wrist injury.

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