Ashton hat-trick maintains perfect Wire start

Warrington (22) 38
Tries: Drinkwater, Vaughan, Ratchford, Dufty, Ashton 3 Goals: Ratchford 5
Leigh (8) 20
Tries: Briscoe, Charnley, Amone, Hardaker Goals: Hardaker 2

Matty Ashton’s hat-trick ensured Warrington continued their perfect start to the Super League season, beating Leigh for a fifth straight win.

The Wire took control with first-half Josh Drinkwater, Paul Vaughan and Matt Dufty tries in response to Tom Briscoe and Josh Charnley scores for Leigh.

Ashton’s second-half treble well and truly took the game away from the Leopards, who had won the last two.

Tom Amone and Zak Hardaker tries showed Leigh’s heart with the game gone.

More to follow.

Warrington: Dufty, J. Thewlis, Mata’utia, Ratchford, Ashton; Williams, Drinkwater; Mikaele, Clark, Vaughan, Currie, Nicholson, Kasiano.

Interchanges: Philbin, Walker, Minikin, Thomas.

Leigh: O’Brien; Briscoe, Hardaker, Leutele, Charnley; Mellor, Lam; Amone, Davis, Mulhern, Shorrocks, O’Donnell, Asiata.

Interchanges: Nakubuwai, Seumanufagai, Hughes, Ipape.

Referee: XXX

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