Warrington Wolves 32 - 4 Bradford Bulls

Match info: Super League at Halliwell Jones Stadium

Date: 28/04/2013 KO: 15:00 Att: 10,901

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Warrington

TriesGrix (3, 78) Currie (14) Riley (38) Monaghan (52) Hill (71) Atkins (74)ConversionsHodgson (14, 71)

32
vs
4

Bradford

TriesPurtell (21)

FT (ht: 14-4)

  • Last Updated: April 28 2013, 17:47 BST

Warrington stretched their winning run against Bradford to nine games with a comfortable 32-4 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Ben Currie in action for Warrington.
Ben Currie in action for Warrington.

The Bulls continue to suffer at the hands of Tony Smith's men and now have to go back to June 2009 for the last time they tasted victory over the Wolves.

Centre Simon Grix claimed two tries for the home side, while a superb try from Australian winger Joel Monaghan was the highlight of the game.

Warrington were holding a 14-4 second half lead when Monaghan somehow managed to pluck Richie Myler's huge cross-field kick out of the air and then touch the ball down within inches of the dead ball line.

Three tries in the final nine minutes from Chris Hill, Ryan Atkins and Grix sealed the victory and gave a somewhat flattering look to the final scoreline.

Full back Brett Hodgson converted just two tries to leave him one point short of passing the 1,000 point mark since moving into the Super League with Huddersfield in 2009.

Warrington were still without a host of the big-name stars including Lee Briers, Adrian Morley, Garreth Carvell, Ben Harrison and Chris Bridge and gave Super League debuts from the bench to Danny Bridge and Glenn Riley after impressing in the Challenge Cup win over Championship side Keighley.

Winger Jamie Foster was ruled out with a shoulder injury for the Bulls, while Ben Evans, on loan from the Wolves, started on the bench.

The home side were quickest out of the blocks and were ahead after just two minutes when Grix crossed for the opening try of the game.

The Wolves continued to enjoy the better of the opening exchanges and increased their lead further.

Stefan Ratchford's inch-perfect kick was pounced upon by Ben Currie to claim the try and Hodgson converted to give the Wolves a 10-0 advantage.

Midway through the first half Bradford claimed their first try of the game when on the back of three successive penalties their pressure on the Wolves line finally told when Adrian Purtell touched down to cut the deficit to six points.

But Warrington claimed a crucial try two minutes before half-time when Hodgson superb pass gave winger Chris Riley the space to sprint down the touchline and squeeze over in the corner to give the Wolves a 14-4 half time lead.

Monaghan's superb try stretched the lead to 18-4 and then a late three-try blitz in the final nine minutes saw the Wolves home to victory.


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