6th July 2018, 22:41 | super_league

Last gasp win for Warriors

Last gasp win for Warriors

Josh Woods kicked a last-minute drop goal as Wigan Warriors beat Warrington Wolves 13-12 to stay second in the Betfred Super League table.

Stefan Ratchford failed to convert former Wigan winger Josh Charnley's try four minutes from time and the third-placed Wolves were punished as Woods held his nerve at the death.

Tom Davies' excellent finish gave Wigan first blood in the 13th minute, but Toby King reduced the deficit to 6-4 shortly afterwards. 

Wigan entered half-time 12-4 ahead as Liam Paisley barged his way over from close range for his first try for the club.

Tom Lineham crossed to give Warrington hope in the 62nd minute and Charnley levelled things up late on.

Ratchford could not add the extras before Woods' one-pointer, condemning Warrington forward Ben Westwood to defeat in his 500th match.

On Woods' heroics, Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “He’s a cool player. He’s relaxed and laid back which frustrates me but he does some good things.

“He’s playing while George (Williams) is out and I told him to make me make a decision when George is fit and he is doing. I like what he’s doing.

“I’m a big Warrington fan – they’re a champion club – but I thought we deserved it at the end."

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “It’s a tough loss. We scored three tries to two but full credit to Wigan, I thought they were courageous.

“We were a bit off the mark in the first half but so much better in the second half, when we dominated field position.

“I thought our game management let us down big time but I’m really proud of the effort. The way they came back shows the character in the group.”