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Try seals defeat for Smith's Warrington

02/08/2009 08:14:20 AM Comments (0)

Warrington coach Tony Smith suffered a heartbreaking return to former club Leeds on Saturday when Kevin Sinfield converted a 79th-minute try from Scott Donald for a 24-22 win.

Richie Mathers, Vinnie Anderson and Louis Anderson had out put Warrington 18-8 ahead early in the second half before Leeds levelled thanks to scores from Danny McGuire and Lee Smith.

Warrington edged back in front five minutes from time through Michael Cooper, but Donald claimed his second try of the match four minutes later and Sinfield added the crucial kick from a tight angle.

Leeds stay in second place in the Super League, two points behind leaders St Helens.

Catalans Dragons moved within two points of the play-off places with a seven-try 34-0 win over rock-bottom Celtic Crusaders.

Dimitri Pelo, Casey McGuire, Clint Greenshields, Greg Bird, Kane Bentley, Jason Croker and Steven Bell all scored tries in Perpignan.

On Friday, a try three minutes from time from Kyle Eastmond helped St Helens clinch a narrow 10-6 win over Wigan.

Wigan were heading for a first win at Knowsley Road for six years when they led 6-4 thanks to Sam Tomkins' try and Pat Richards' conversion just before the break which had answered Andrew Gidley's try for the Saints.

But 20-year-old scrum-half Eastmond had the final say with a dazzling try under the posts.

"He's very quick, very elusive and showed what he can do when he takes the line on," said St Helens coach Mick Potter.

"He's got other things he needs to work on, but taking on the line is not one of them."

The result halted Wigan's run of five successive wins.

Huddersfield won 24-0 at Hull to remain four points behind St Helens, while Wakefield enjoyed a 30-24 win at struggling Salford.

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