Wigan Warriors 28-12 Widnes Vikings

Wigan Warriors 28-12 Widnes Vikings

Report

Wigan moved four points clear of the bottom four as they got an important 28-12 victory against a plucky Widnes side at the DW Stadium.

fielding their strongest side for some time, the Warriors were made to work for the win with the game still in the balance at 16-12 going into the final stages.

However, two late tries from winger Joe Burgess eased any nerves Shaun Wane may have with the defeat all but condemning Widnes to the Qualifiers.

It took Wigan 16 minutes to hit the front as captain Sean O’Loughlin latched onto a neat chip from Thomas Leuluai to the delight of the home crowd.

The fans then gave Tony Clubb a roaring reception from the interchange bench as he returned after having his kidney removed just 58 days ago.

And almost as if it was written in the stars, Clubb barged his way over the line 10 minutes after entering the field to extend the Warriors lead.

George Williams added his second conversion to make it 12-0 after 33 minutes.

There was still time for two more tries before half-time; first Lewis Tierney went over after great work from Sam Tomkins and John Bateman; before Widnes got their first try of the game with Lloyd White touching down Corey Thompson’s kick through.

White converted his own score but the Vikings trailed 16-6 at half-time.

After a scoreless spell, Widnes got well and truly back into the game just short of the hour mark as Danny Craven’s kick ricocheted into the hands of White who raced 40 metres to score his second try.

The score stayed that way until the final eight minutes, the Wigan fans breathing a huge sigh of relief when Joe Burgess latched on to a wonderful cut-out pass from Tomkins to put the game to bed.

There was still time for one more score from the hosts and it was a quality four-pointer as Liam Farrell produced a wonderful kick for Burgess to score his second.

George Williams kicked his fourth goal of the afternoon to finish off the scoring as the Warriors got a much-needed win to steer clear of the bottom four.

Wigan Warriors

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Sam TomkinsFull Back000000
3Anthony GellingCentre000000
4Oliver GildartCentre000000
5Joe BurgessWing200000
6George WilliamsStand Off040000
7Thomas LeuluaiScrum Half000000
8Frank-Paul Nu’uausala 15Prop000000
9Michael McIlorum 16Hooker000000
12Liam Farrell 20Second Row000000
13Sean O’LoughlinLoose Forward100000
14John BatemanSecond Row000000
19Ryan Sutton 28Prop000000
21Lewis TierneyWing100000
15Tony Clubb 8Interchange100001
16Sam Powell 9Interchange000000
20Willie Isa 12Interchange000000
28Jack Wells 19Interchange000000
 Total 540001

Widnes Vikings

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Corey ThompsonWing000000
3Chris BridgeCentre000000
4Charly RuncimanCentre000000
6Joe MellorStand Off000000
7Tom GilmoreScrum Half000000
9Lloyd White 33Hooker220000
10Jack Buchanan 8Prop000000
11Chris HoustonSecond Row000000
12Matt Whitley 25Second Row000000
13Hep CahillLoose Forward000000
15Gil Dudson 16Prop000000
17Stefan MarshCentre000000
32Danny CravenFull Back000000
8Eamon O’Carroll 10Interchange000000
16Alex Gerrard 15Interchange000000
25Tom Olbison 12Interchange000000
33Aaron Heremaia 9Interchange000000
 Total 220000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 2, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Venue

DW Stadium

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wigan Warriors161228
Widnes Vikings6612