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Relief and concern for Smith

Defeat is bitter pill to swallow for Wildcats boss Agar

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Relief and concern for Smith

Tony Smith: paid tribute to Wakefield after narrow win

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Warrington head coach Tony Smith admitted his side need to improve after struggling past Wakefield 32-30.

The Wolves would have been forced to settle for a draw if Isaac John had not been narrowly short with a touchline conversion attempt six minutes from time.

Smith, whose side trailed until the hour, said: "Wakefield were terrific and outenthused us. They will no doubt feel a bit aggrieved although I thought we deserved to win.

"They have had a big turnaround of players and coaches and played with plenty of spirit.

"We had to work too hard and are making it tough on ourselves at the moment. We are making a lot of mistakes early on and the unforced stuff is affecting us.

"We have been doing it for a few weeks and need to change it. There is also a lack of discipline and we are giving away too many penalties."

Superlatives

However, Smith picked out several Warrington players for praise. "Ben Westwood had one of the best games I've seen him play. He is a machine and I am running out of superlatives for him," he added.

"He tried everything to lift us and Simon Grix was not far behind. Ben Cooper did a good job off the bench and it was good to give Brad Dwyer a run.

"He was thrown in a bit earlier than we hoped but it will have done him a world of good."

Wildcats coach Richard Agar, whose side have now lost five games in a row, said: "The most disappointing thing was Simon Grix's try on the seventh tackle. That was a bitter pill to swallow. It would have been hard for Smithy to argue if we had got a draw.

"We lost Danny Kirmond with a nasty facial cut and a bit of concussion and had to shuffle round a bit.

"Warrington are a very good side but this was a great performance by us.

"Most people expect us to finish bottom or next to bottom but we are playing some good football and this was no fluke.

"We are heading in the right direction and Kyle Wood had a good impact off the bench.

"Sometimes games are matters of inches and Isaac's conversion attempt was only inches short."

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