Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Under 18s were beaten 38-22 by Warrington Wolves in a Valvoline Academy second phase game at Belle Vue last night (Thursday).
At one stage in a battling first-half display the Wildcats had led 12-6 with tries by scrum half Nathan Conroy (14 minutes) and hooker Nathan Smith (23 minutes) both of which were converted by centre Jordan Grayston.
But the Wolves, who had gone in at halftime leading 18-12, built on their advantage in the second half while the Wildcats added a third try from Buttery in the 65th minute and Grayston converted.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats: Kane Fultham-Stout; Gareth Croft, Ryan Lunt, Jordan Grayston, Rowan Trew; Luke Buttery, Nathan Conroy; Tom Thackry, Nathan Smith, Jake Joynt, James Healy, Nick Taylor, Joe Walker. Interchange: Michael Boltwood, Ben Sholver, Ashley Kearsley, Luke Shillito.