Brilliant Attitude

Brilliant Attitude

  • Wigan Warriors Under-19’s Head Coach, Darrell Goulding, on Wigan’s 34-10 win over Warrington Wolves at Victoria Park

  • Goulding impressed by Sammy Adejumo and Craig Mullen

  • “The attitude was brilliant!” Darrell Goulding

Under-19s head coach Darrell Goulding said his side showed brilliant attitude in their 34-10 win at Warrington Wolves.

Wigan ran in three tries early on through James Worthington (2) and Sam Grant but were pegged back as Ryan Jones and Charlie Phythian tries made it 14-10. The Warriors extend their lead just before half-time through Joe Brown and never looked back as Brown added a second along with a second for Grant and one for Ben Kilner to seal a well-deserved and convincing win.

“The attitude was brilliant,” Goulding admired. “I think there were parts in the first-half which were a little frustrating but we’re really happy with the end result and to win in the fashion with such a young team was really pleasing for us.

“At half-time, we felt like we were in control in the first-half but the scoreline didn’t really reflect that. Conceding 10 points with the way we were playing at the time was a bit of a poor effort from us.

“Our main strength for the last three games have been our middles and they backed it up again against Warrington.

“We didn’t seem threatened too much in the game but we went to having a younger team in the second-half and. To nil them in the second-half and put some points on was pleasing.”

Nigeria-born forward Sammy Adejumo played his first game of the season in the victory and Goulding was impressed by what he saw.

“I think he went really well,” he said. “We always knew he was going to tire because he hasn’t done much for a few weeks but he carries hard and the way he plays is almost machine-like.

“The lads have been having a bit of banter with him, he looks like he has been doing constant curls because his biceps are that big! He’s a real good athlete and a good kid as well.

“I thought the real stand-out though was Craig Mullen. He played on the wing, half-back and hooker in the game and he was a true leader in the second-half as well.”

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