WIGAN Warthogs took the sting out of their Hull opponents to claim victory in their first league match on Sunday.
At their new Central Park home on Montrose Avenue, the Warthogs dispatched Hull Stingers 38-12 before taking on Teesside Titans in the second of a double bill.
After a tight game, the Titans edged past the home side 27-25 but coach Emma Tomkinson was still left feeling proud. “To grab our first ever win against Hull felt amazing,” she said.
“It was great to give everyone game experience, they did me proud and played really well as a team with some lovely ball movement at times.
“As for the second game, it’s a hard one to lose by two but everyone played hard right to the very end. We know that we broke down as a team for a few moments and when we regrouped we got right back into the game and even all the way to the buzzer everyone was trying the hardest to secure overtime or the win.”
Lucas Warburton took the most valuable player award for the round but credited the whole team with a solid first outing.
Club captain Karen Aspey was also excited the team is now competing.
“We have hopefully put Wigan on the map in terms of wheelchair sports,” she said.
“I would like to say a huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly along with all the supporters who came to watch.”
The club also expressed their thanks to Central Park Academy for use of the facilities and for the well-organised professional way in which the event was staged.
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