Widnes Vikings 10-19 Warrington Wolves

Widnes Vikings 10-19 Warrington Wolves


Warrington kicked off the Easter period with a hard-fought 19-10 win at the Select Security Stadium against their Cheshire rivals Widnes.

Most of the damage was done in the first half as tries from Tom Lineham, Jack Hughes and a controversial four-pointer from Joe Philbin saw the Wolves home.

Widnes got off to the perfect start when Matty Russell knocked on, allowing the Vikings to pick up and spread the ball wide for Stefan Marsh to score in the first minute.

This would be as good as it would get in the first 40 for the home side as Tony Smith’s side responded, Lineham collecting Stefan Ratchford’s floating pass to dive home in the corner.

Making more yards and winning penalties, the Wolves soon hit the front as Hughes crashed over from close range, despite the attention of three defenders.

Philbin then scored a controversial try before half-time as he seemingly produced a double movement close to the line, but video referee James Child awarded the four-pointer.

Ryan Atkins and Declan Patton had tries turned down by Child before Patton knocked over a drop-goal to give Warrington a 17-4 lead at the break.

The second half was mostly played in the Wolves half with the hosts having most of the field position, this finally paid off when Chris Bridge kicked through for Charly Runciman to score on the hour.

Former Wire man Bridge converted to reduce the deficit to seven points going into the final quarter, however a Declan Patton penalty goal in the final moments sewed up the win in a tight second half.

It was a relieving result for Warrington who played a big part of the match with only two interchanges, Russell and Atkins both leaving the field with head injuries.

Widnes lost Tom Olbison to the same injury but Denis Betts’ side wasted too many opportunities in attack as their Cheshire rivals kicked off the Easter period with a victory.

Widnes Vikings

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Rhys HanburyFull Back000000
3Chris BridgeCentre010000
4Charly RuncimanCentre100000
6Joe MellorStand Off000000
11Chris Houston 18Second Row000000
12Matt WhitleySecond Row000000
15Gil Dudson 25Prop000000
17Stefan MarshWing100000
23James Chapelhow 16Prop000000
24Sam Brooks 14Loose Forward000000
26Tom ArmstrongWing000000
31Jordan JohnstoneHooker000000
32Danny CravenScrum Half000000
14Chris Dean 24Interchange000000
16Alex Gerrard 23Interchange000000
18Greg Burke 11Interchange000000
25Tom Olbison 15Interchange000000
 Total 210000

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back000000
2Tom LinehamWing100000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre000000
5Matty Russell 3Wing000000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half000000
8Chris Hill 23Prop000000
10Ashton Sims 28Prop000000
12Jack Hughes 18Second Row100000
15Brad DwyerHooker000000
16George KingLoose Forward000000
20Toby KingCentre000000
22Declan PattonScrum Half031000
24Benjamin JullienSecond Row000000
3Rhys Evans 5Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 12Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 8Interchange100001
28Harvey Livett 10Interchange000000
 Total 331001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 13, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Thursday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Widnes Vikings4610
Warrington Wolves17219