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Sunday 14th August 2011, 15:00 - Round:24
|Chris Bridge, Ryan Atkins 3, Richie Myler, Joel Monaghan, Matt King 2, Louis Anderson 2, Mike Cooper,||T||Kyle Amor, Jeremy Smith,|
Brett Hodgson, Chris Bridge 10,
Josh Veivers 2,
Attendance: 10,296 Official: B Thaler Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium
Free-scoring Warrington Wolves ran in 11 converted tries against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to keep the pressure on Wigan Warriors in the chase for the Engage Super League leaders shield.
Ryan Atkins did not do his old club any favours with a hat-trick of touchdowns after grabbing four in his last match against Bradford Bulls.
Chris Bridge was also outstanding for Warrington, kicking 10 goals from 10 attempts – including several off the touchline.
Louis Anderson and Matt King each crossed twice for the Wolves who were still missing skipper Adrian Morley, Lee Briers and suspended Mickey Higham, but welcomed back Rhys Evans from his loan spell at Leigh.
Wakefield, who were unable to field any players allocated jerseys numbers one to seven at the start of the season, handed Papua New Guinea international centre Ryan Tongia his debut.
Matt Blaymire, Aaron Murphy and Luke George were injured alongside Josh Griffin to leave departing coach John Kear with more headaches.
The Wildcats went into the clash with only one win in their last 11 league and cup matches, with their last away victory at Castleford Tigers on April 22.
They were also hammered 40-6 at home by Crusaders RL last time out and made a nightmare start with Bridge strolling over from Brett Hodgson’s inside pass after only 60 seconds.
Hodgson landed the conversion before limping off with a thigh injury.
Bridge took over the goalkicking and added the extras to Atkins’ 12th-minute try after his smart pass under pressure to Louis Anderson.
Wakefield cut the gap to 12-6 with Kyle Amor pouncing after Julien Rinaldi’s kick rebounded off a defender.
But Dale Morton’s mistake from the kick off allowed Warrington to create the platform for Richie Myler to scoot over.
King and Atkins should have extended Warrington’s lead but spilled passes with the line open, before the Wolves lost Ben Westwood with a leg injury.
Tongia saved a try with a tackle on Atkins before Bridge’s skill put Joel Monaghan over in the corner, and Bridge’s touchline conversion made it 24-6 at the break.
Atkins had a try disallowed for a forward pass from King early in the second half.
But Wakefield’s relief was only temporary with King going over for his side’s fifth try, before Anderson and Atkins added others in quick succession.
Atkins completed his hat-trick on the hour before Anderson and King added their second tries to increase the lead to 60-6.
Bridge put Mike Cooper over for his side's final try before Tongia, Wakefield's best player on his debut, created a late consolation for Jeremy Smith.
TA: Try assists
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts
AT: Attacking kicks
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half
FT: Forty twenty
MG: Missed goals