Celtic 22-16 Wigan

James Gordon

Celtic Crusaders secured their first ever home win in Super League with a 22-16 over disappointing Wigan.

Celtic were good value for their win against a subdued Warriors side, who went in to the game without Gareth Hock and Sam Tomkins, unavailable on international duty.

The home side opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Jace Van Dijk found his way to the line, but Harrison Hansen crashed over from close range after collecting a Thomas Leuluai kick.

Celtic continued to find space outwide and Peter Lupton was next to cross the line, giving Celtic a 12-6 lead at the break.

Mark Dalle Cort bundled his way over 15 minutes in to the second half, but Wigan rallied with Cameron Phelps brushing off three men to cross the line.

A long pass by Tim Smith then created space for Amos Roberts to go over in the corner, but Pat Richards‘ missed conversion attempt left the scores tied at 16-16.

With five minutes to go, a clumsy error from Iafeta Palea’aesina gifted Celtic field position, and the wide-running Luptop crossed for his second try to seal a historic win for the Bridgend club.