Wigan heap misery on dismal Warrington

An under-strength Wigan side hammered Warrington 38-16 to pick up a fourth straight Super League win, and condemn the Wolves to their fourth loss on the bounce.

Wigan, without eight first-team regulars, had winger Liam Marshall to thank as he scored four tries, while George Williams was again impressive for Shaun Wane’s side.

Wigan were 20-6 up at half-time thanks to a Marshall brace, plus two further tries through Anthony Gelling and Liam Farrell.

Ryan Atkins pulled one score back before half-time, but Wigan put the game to bed as Marshall bagged his hat-trick and Jack Wells scored soon after.

Marshall then bagged his fourth, soon after Rhys Evans had cut the deficit for Tony Smith’s side, and although Tom Lineham did score a consolation, it did nothing to lift spirits among the Wire faithful.

A full report will be Monday’s League Express.

Warrington Wolves: 7. Kurt Gidley, 5. Matty Russell, 21. Matty Blythe, 4. Ryan Atkins, 2. Tom Lineham, 6. Kevin Brown, 28. Harvey Livett, 14. Mike Cooper, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 12. Jack Hughes, 34. Ben Westwood, 13. Joe Westerman.

Interchange: 15. Brad Dwyer, 23. Joe Philbin, 18. Andre Savelio, 3. Rhys Evans.

Wigan Warriors: 22. Morgan Escare, 32. Liam Forsyth, 3. Anthony Gelling, 20. Willie Isa, 35. Liam Marshall, 6. George Williams, 7. Thomas Leuluai, 8. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 16. Sam Powell, 10. Ben Flower, 11. Joel Tomkins, 12. Liam Farrell, 13. Sean O’Loughlin.

Interchange: 15. Tony Clubb, 17. Taulima Tautai, 26. Romain Navarrete, 28. Jack Wells.