Wigan strike late to beat Warrington

Wigan Warriors came from 12-0 down to beat Wigan Warriors 18-14 at Headingley.

Wigan were dealt a blow after just five minutes, as Willie Isa was sent to the sin bin for a Dangerous Tackle.

Whilst he was in the bin, Warrington took the lead through a penalty try. Matty Ashton chased a kick and was taken out by Dom Manfredi. Stefan Ratchford scored the conversion.

Just past the 20-minute mark, Warrington doubled their advantage as Chris Hill powered over. Ratchford added the conversion for a 12-point lead.

Four minutes later, Wigan hit back as Joe Greenwood went over under the posts. Zak Hardaker added the conversion to half the defifict.

The first try of the second half went Wigan’s way, as Hardaker got on the end of a Jackson Hastings kick to score. Hardaker added the conversion to level the game.

Confusion then reigned as Warrington got a penalty, and referee Chris Kendall indicated they would take the two. However, Jack Hughes and Blake Austin said they didn’t want to take the two, but Kendall made them take it. Ratchford added the penalty to give Warrington the lead.

With the clock winding down, Wigan made their move and got in as Liam Farrell was put through a gap by Harry Smith to score. Hardaker converted to put Wigan ahead by four points.

Both sides return to action next week. Wigan face Catalans Dragons on Thursday, while Warrington hope to get back in the top four, when they face Challenge Cup Finalists Leeds Rhinos on Tuesday.

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