Smith's 'fantastic' Wolves pounce on the Wildcats.
Wakefield.................... 6 Warrington ............... 22 WARRINGTON coach Tony Smith was greatly impressed with his side's defensive resilience after a 22-6 win at Wakefield.
The Wolves moved to the top of the Engage Super League table thanks to tries from Chris Riley, Chris Bridge, Ryan Atkins and Richie Myler.
Although Josh Griffin went over for the Wildcats after the centre charged down a Lee Briers kick, it did little to dampen Smith's mood.
The Australian said: "It was pretty good. There were a couple of aspects that we have been better on but overall I thought our commitment to one another was fantastic.
"I thought we were defensively outstanding and aside from their try on a charge down from a kick, I can't remember us being broken.
"I know they pressed our line a few times and on the back of a few penalties but if they keep showing good commitment to one another like that, they'll be in good stead."
Wakefield coach Jon Kear refused to be too dispirited by the defeat. The Wildcats remain rock bottom following their third successive defeat but Kear believes they are showing signs of improvement.
"I thought our effort was absolutely outstanding and defensively we certainly took steps forward," he said.
"I thought we asked some questions in attack but I thought Warrington's defence was awesome and they have added a steely resolve to their play.
"We nullified a bit of their creativity, put them under pressure and forced some errors, but my word they can defend and that will make them real contenders for the Super League title this year."