WATCH: Warrington fans left ‘furious’ with crucial moment missed

Josh McAllister
St Helens forward James Bell scores against Warrington. Photo by PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

St Helens forward James Bell scores against Warrington. Photo by PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Warrington Wolves fans were left furious following a crucial moment during the 24-20 defeat to St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

James Bell regained his side’s lead in a controversial moment.

Jack Welsby broke Warrington’s defensive line on the half hour mark thanks to an inside ball from potential NRL target Lewis Dodd, with Sky Sports pundit Barrie McDermott agreeing with the home crowd to a forward pass.

It was a big moment in the game, with Scotland international Bell eventually crossing for his third try of the season with Jonny Lomax also in the build up.

The score saw St Helens go into the break 12-6 ahead, with centre Mark Percival opening the scoring for the visitors and reigning champions against the run of play.

The England international crossing close the line thanks to a slick assist from 22-year-old full-back Welsby.

Warrington hit back less than 10 minutes later, with Matty Ashton crossing for his 14th try of the campaign and his third successive game.

Daryl Powell’s side saw a lead in the second half thanks to a brace from Ashton, while Australian full-back Dufty crossed with an impressive long-range effort.

But Paul Wellens’ Saints showed resilience, with Jonny Lomax and Lewis Dodd scoring to secure the two Super League points and promote their position to third on the table.

WATCH: Warrington Wolves unlucky with forward pass missed

“A mile forward to Welsby,” McDermott said on the replay.

“This is Saints at their best. They don’t react to the crowd and they don’t react to the noise, they play to the whistle.

“That ball, wow. It’s a tough call and right on line with the touch judge.”

Sky Sports lead commentator Mark Wilson described the home fans as ‘furious’ with all to play for in the second half.

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