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Wigan maintain play-off bid

20/07/2009 05:18:12 AM Comments (0)

Wigan consigned Bradford to their fifth straight loss and maintained their own push for a Super League play-off challenge with a come from behind 20-14 win at Odsal on Sunday.

Bradford had fought back from 12-0 to take the lead but were undone by late tries from Martin Gleeson and Amos Roberts.

The right-wing pair both crossed in the final six minutes.

Joel Tompkins and Pat Richards had earlier bagged two tries to give the Warriors a comfortable lead at the start of the second-half.

The win left Wigan in fifth.

Elsewhere, scrum-half Luke Robinson set up three tries for Huddersfield as they cemented third place with a 28-10 win over Warrington while in the late match Catalan Dragons defeated Harlequins 38-16.

On Friday, leaders St Helens suffered a 22-20 defeat to spirited Wakefield to end a seven-game drought for the visitors on Merseyside.

Sam Obst and Ryan Atkins joined double try scorer Scott Grix on the scoresheet for Wakefield with Chris Dean (2), Leon Pryce, Francis Meli and Ade Gardner doing the business for St Helens.

Leeds went joint top after late tries from Danny Buderus and Lee Smith gave the champions a 24-14 win over Hull KR.

The Rhinos trailed 14-6 early in the second half at Headingley after Rovers tries from Kris Welham and Ben Cockayn.

But Jamie Peacock began the fightback then Buderus and Smith, who also kicked four goals, went over in the final six minutes.

In other action Hull beat bottom side Celtic Crusaders 22-6 while Castleford beat Salford 18-12.

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