Match Report

Friday 29th April 2016, 20:00
Super League - Round: 13

Widnes Vikings

(0) 16

Widnes Vikings

Wakefield Trinity

18 (8)

Wakefield Trinity

3 Tries

Charly Runciman, Eamon O'Carroll, Rhys Hanbury,


Tries 2

Anthony Tupou, Craig Hall,

2 Goals

Rhys Hanbury 2,


Goals 5

Liam Finn 5,

0 D Goals



D Goals 0


Attendance: 4,398  Official: J Cobb  Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

Full Time Report

Widnes Vikings slumped to a sixth consecutive First Utility Super League defeat after Craig Hall's last-gasp try secured Wakefield Trinity Wildcats a 18-16 victory in an ill-tempered clash.

The Vikings led 16-12 in the closing stages, but Hall touched down in the 78th minute and Liam Finn slotted over the kick to settle a contest which saw two players sent off and three sin-binned.

Wakefield hooker Scott Moore and Widnes scrum-half Aaron Heremaia were dismissed midway through the first half, with Vikings centre Patrick Ah Van having already been sin-binned and team-mates Lloyd White and Stefan Marsh following suit in the second period.

The visitors led 8-0 at half-time through an Anthony Tupou try and two Finn goals, but Widnes hit back early in the second half with tries from Charly Runciman and Eamon O'Carroll helping get them back to 10-10.

After Finn slotted over his second two-pointer of the half, Widnes went ahead for the first time in the match when Rhys Hanbury dummied his way over and tagged on the extras. 

However, the Vikings' hearts were broken when Hall crossed and Finn kicked the vital conversion at the death.  

Widnes boss Denis Betts said: "We did enough to win the game because we were in control but I'm really disappointed for my players.

"I can understand Wakefield's elation but thought we deserved something out of the game."

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "It was a crazy game and I've not been in one before like it with two sent off and three sin-binned.

"But we had a real never-say-die attitude despite being shot to bits in terms of interchanges.

"It was a real backs to the wall effort and we won it with a special play from Hally in the end and a great conversion from Liam Finn. It was a fantastic performance by our guys."