Charnley Hat-trick Helps Wolves To 8th Win In A Row


A Josh Charnley Hat-trick has helped the Warrington Wolves move to 8 successive wins in a row as they saw off the Huddersfield Giants 38-4 in a relatively standard games.

Warrington would be first to offer a dangerous attack, a few tackles close to the line followed up by a teasing Kevin Brown grubber would force Darnell McIntosh to clear up the danger, Huddersfield surviving the first of many Warrington attacks.

Huddersfield would come up with the first error of the game, a drop ball putting the Giants on the back foot and once more defending close to their own line. Warrington were pouring on the pressure with their kicking game, forcing the second goal line drop out of the game, the Huddersfield line holding strong.

It would take 22 minutes to see the first points of the game, Atkins with the initial break on the Warrington right hand side of attack, the centre drawing defenders before flicking the ball out to Josh Charnley to race in and open the scoring, Goodwin kicking the ball from out-wide to make it 6-0 Warrington.

It would take the Giants just three minutes to come up with a response, Jordan Rankin's lofted kick was palmed back by Jake Mamo on his return to the Giants squad, McIntosh alert to the potential chance and collecting the ball before going over for the Giants, Rankin unable to convert and the score now 6-4.

Huddersfield were once more lacking the finishing touch that has impacted them so much this season, a good set finishing in disappointing fashion as Jake Mamo's grubber going out on the full saw the Wolves get an easy let off. From the resulting possession Warrington would march with purpose downfield, Harvey Livett creating space to give Stefan Ratchford a short flat pass at the line for the Warrington fullback to go over, Goodwin unable to convert and Warrington now leading 10-4 with 8 minutes of the first half to play.

With a minute to go to halftime Stefan Ratchford would go from try-scorer to try-creator, attacking the Huddersfield left edge before a good pass to Tom Lineham on the overlap who would race away 30 metres to score and extend the Warrington lead just before the end of the first half, Goodwin missing the conversion from the touchline to see the sides go into the sheds at 14-4.

Huddersfield would have the first decent chance of the second half, Nathan Turner attempting to power his way over from close range, the Huddersfield centre denied by some strong Warrington defence and Huddersfield once more leaving the Warrington 20 without registering points.

 Next it would be Warrington's turn to go close, Lineham looking for his second of the game but denied by a reluctant Giants defence and held up over the line, Brown then chipping in behind the Giants line, McIntosh on hand to slap the ball dead and Warrington would force yet another repeat set.

Josh Charnley looked to have grabbed his second of the game, another sweeping run by Ratchford followed by a pass wide for the big winger, the referee blowing the whistle and piulling play back having judged Ratchford's pass as forward.

Just 3 minutes after being denied a try, Josh Charnley would grab his second try of the game, Warrington sending the ball to the right and Charnley exposing the space to his advantage to ground the ball, Ratchford unable to add the extras from out-wide as Warrington now lead 18-4 with 22 minutes left to play.

4 minutes after grabbing his second, Charnley would complete the hat-trick to and put the Wolves further out of reach, Ratchford this time slotting the kick and Warrington carrying a 24-4 lead into the last 15 minutes of the match.

The flood gates would well and truly open in the last 12 minutes of the match, Ratchford, Livett and then Philbin would all cross for tries to deepen the Giants suffering, the final whistle a welcome sound to a suffering Giants defence as Warrington ran out 38-4 winners.

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