St Helens Reserves were beaten by 26 points to 4 by Warrington Wolves at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon.
Warrington came out of the traps quickly as Noah Booth went over in the right corner. Riley Dean missed the conversion.
The battle continued as both teams looked evenly matched, however a tricky grubber kick gave Leon Hayes the chance to jump on the bouncing ball to score underneath the sticks. The try was converted by Dean, 10-0 Warrington led.
The grubber kicks and big in-goal area at Victoria Park continued to be a problem for Saints to defend as Warrington’s Dan Brewin scored on the 25th minute. Dean missed the kick. 14-0 at the break.
After the break The Wolves picked up where they left off in the first half as Leon Hayes grabbed his second, scoring a long range try from the back of offloads and impressive footwork. Hayes converted his own try. 20-0.
Loose carries and missed tackles lead to saw the Wire capitalise with Tom Whitehead going over from a few metres out. The try was converted by Dean. 26-0.
After a tough 70+ minutes, Saints never gave up and Johnny Vaughan scored a late consolation in the corner. Shay Martyn was unsuccessful with the conversion.
26-4 was how it finished and our Saints Reserves will now look ahead to derby day on 20th August as we face Wigan Warriors at 2.30pm.
Warrington Wolves Reserves: Lewis Hughes, Noah Booth, Jack Darbyshire, Jake Thewlis, Josh Lynch, Riley Dean, Leon Hayes, Ashley Barnes, Aiden Doolan, Luke Thomas, Nolan Tupaea, Dan Brewin, Tom Whitehead
Bench: Joe Bajer, Bobby Shingler, Ben Hartill, Jamie Reddecliff
Tries: Leon Hayes x2, Noah Booth, Dan Brewin, Tom Whitehead,
Conversions: Riley Dean 2/4 Leon Hayes 1/1
Saints Reserves: Ben Lane, Keane Gilford, Jonathon Vaughan, Dayon Sambou, Shay Martyn, Taylor Pemberton, Daniel Moss, Lewis Baxter, Jake Burns, George Delaney, Ellis Keppel, Rio Corkhill, Kalan Devine
Bench: Harvey Braddish, McKenzie Buckley, Noah Stephens, Nathan Bannerman
Tries: Jonathon Vaughan
Conversions: Shay Martyn 0/1