Stefan Ratchford

It very nearly could have gone the other way, but despite the Wakefield Wildcats making two separate charges in the game at 24-6 down and then 40-22 down, Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has remained calm and was just pleased to get the win.

“I’ve been around long enough to win and lose, to lose games late on,” Smith said.

“I don’t worry about those things and it is a good experience for the other games to come.

“I wouldn’t want us to get into a position where we lose being in control but I don’t worry about it.

“We like to work through things like that calmly.

“Our attack was good and I liked some of what we did but defensively we were way out.”

For Wakefield, coach Richard Agar knows that they need to work on the defensive side of their game, but he was pleased with chunks of his side’s performance.

“We were doing good things for large parts of the game but we know we have defensive things to work on too,” Agar said.

“This has been the hardest six weeks of our season and we were happy with large parts today.

“Defensively we were a little off and against a team with as much quality as Warrington, we don’t need to give them a start.

“But I applaud us for coming back and we look like we have plenty of points in us.”

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