Warrington withstood a late rally and a hat-trick of tries from 17-year-old winger Callum Lancaster to edge to a thrilling 18-24 victory over Hull FC at the KC Stadium tonight.
Hull took an early lead with a penalty from Jordan Abdul.
And Abdul then combined with his fellow youngster Callum Lancaster, when he kicked over the Warrington defence for the winger to touch down after 17 minutes.
After 30 minutes Warrington pulled level, when Matty Russell and Joel Monaghan combined to send Stefan Ratchford over the line, with Chris Bridge’s conversion levelling the scores.
Joe Westerman gave Hull the lead again until Ryan Atkins scored a try for Warrington just before the interval, with Bridge sending them into the dressing room with an 8-12 lead at the interval.
Bridge added a penalty for Warrington after 47 minutes, but Hull replied eight minutes later when Gareth Ellis fed a superb cut-out pass to Lancaster, who scored his second try in the corner – his seventh try in four appearances. Westerman was unable to convert, however, leaving a two-point margin for the Wolves.
But with 20 minutes remaining Ben Harrison extended their lead with a try under the posts for Bridge to convert, making the score 12-20.
And they increased their lead with a try by Gene Ormsby in the corner, following a break by Joel Monaghan supported by Bridge, who couldn’t add the conversion.
But the black and whites weren’t finished, and Lancaster completed his hat-trick in the corner with just three minutes remaining and Westerman converting to reduce the margin to six points.
But that was as good as it got for the home side, who also suffered injuries to Richard Horne and Chris Tuson.
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