Sunday 13th August 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 2

12-36 FT

( 0-18 HT )

Official: G Hewer

Venue: MBi Shay

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Heaton 2,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer, Scott Murrell,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Chris Bridge, Lloyd White, Charly Runciman, Corey Thompson 2, Joe Mellor, Danny Craven,

  • Goals
    Lloyd White 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Winger Corey Thompson scored two second-half tries as Widnes Vikings defeated Halifax RLFC 36-12 to put a first win towards their bid for Betfred Super League survival.

Thompson's double came as part of the Vikings' seven-try victory over their Kingstone Press Championship hosts, who have now lost both Qualifiers Super 8s fixtures.

Lloyd White scored a try and kicked four goals while Chris Bridge, Charly Runciman, Joe Mellor and Danny Craven also crossed for the Vikings. 

Ben Heaton registered two tries for Halifax, who narrowly lost to Hull KR last week, with Steve Tyrer and Scott Murrell kicking goals.

Widnes coach Denis Betts believes 10 points will be good enough to keep the Vikings in Super League.

"Basically we need five wins," said Betts. "Ten points have given you a place in Super League over the last three years. So, that's our target."

Halifax coach Richard Marshall said: "We had a really poor start. The level of intensity from the Championship is different.

"The ruck speed was too fast. Sometimes, though, you need to go through those experiences to realise what you need to work on.

"We had a tough lesson today. But we had a period in the second half when it was Halifax. We defended strongly and our combinations worked really well."

 

  • 78: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 74: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Scott Murrell
  • 59: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 51: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 46: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 37: TRY! scored for Widnes by Charly Runciman
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 31: TRY! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 7: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • Key Performers

    Will Sharp

    Metres 140

    Shane Grady

    Tackles 37

    Jacob Fairbank

    Tackles 35

    Simon Grix

    Tackles 33

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres 210

    Matt Whitley

    Tackles 44

    Hep Cahill

    Metres 143

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax RLFC 2
    Widnes Vikings 7

    Goals:

    Halifax RLFC 2
    Widnes Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Halifax RLFC 731
    Widnes Vikings 1583

    CARRIES:

    Halifax RLFC 102
    Widnes Vikings 184

    TACKLES:

    Halifax RLFC 261
    Widnes Vikings 270

    OFFLOADS:

    Halifax RLFC 11
    Widnes Vikings 8

    PENALTIES:

    Halifax RLFC 3
    Widnes Vikings 6

    BREAKS:

    Halifax RLFC 5
    Widnes Vikings 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Heaton 2 0 6 0 3 1 0 16 125 7.81 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Douglas 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 4 37 9.25 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Micheal Sio 0 1 25 3 2 1 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Simon Grix 0 0 33 7 1 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Calahane 0 0 39 5 0 3 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Shane Grady 0 0 37 9 1 0 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 35 9 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Kaye 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 8 47 5.88 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Johnston 0 0 18 1 1 3 0 13 116 8.92 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Scott Murrell 0 0 15 0 2 1 6 4 8 2.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 18 148 8.22 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 20 3 1 2 1 11 79 7.18 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
    Ed Barber 0 0 18 2 5 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Will Sharp 0 0 10 1 1 2 0 17 140 8.24 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Corey Thompson 2 0 3 0 2 7 0 15 135 9.00 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Charly Runciman 1 1 15 3 0 3 0 16 141 8.81 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Bridge 1 0 14 1 1 0 1 15 128 8.53 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Craven 1 2 11 1 2 2 4 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 1 3 28 4 2 4 6 12 85 7.08 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lloyd White 1 0 19 1 0 1 1 7 44 6.29 1 5 1 0 4 3 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 9 58 6.44 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 21 210 10.00 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 21 3 0 2 0 11 112 10.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Gil Dudson 0 0 19 7 2 0 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Houston 0 1 14 1 1 0 0 9 74 8.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 44 10 0 2 0 9 61 6.78 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 26 5 0 1 0 16 143 8.94 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 8 89 11.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 11 118 10.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Olbison 0 0 21 4 0 1 0 6 58 9.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 2 19 9.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties