Match Report

Sunday 4th June 2017, 15:00
Super League - Round: 17

Widnes Vikings

(12) 26

Widnes Vikings
VS.

Catalans Dragons

6 (6)

Catalans Dragons

4 Tries

Jack Buchanan, Rhys Hanbury, Corey Thompson, Gil Dudson,

TRIES

Tries 1

Sam Moa,

5 Goals

Rhys Hanbury 2, Corey Thompson 3,

GOALS

Goals 1

Luke Walsh,

0 D Goals

 

D. GOALS

D Goals 0

 

Attendance: 4,253  Official: B Thaler  Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

Full Time Report

Widnes Vikings lifted themselves off the bottom of the Betfred Super League for the first time in nine weeks as they clinched a 26-6 win over the Catalans Dragons.

The result represents the first time Widnes have managed to bag back-to-back wins this season, building on the victory against Leeds Rhinos.

Rhys Hanbury and Corey Thompson starred for the hosts, collecting a try each, and they were also in fine form with the boot, kicking all the goals. 

Jack Buchanan and Gil Dudson also crossed for Widnes.

The Dragons started well and opened the scoring through Sam Moa, with Luke Walsh adding the extras, but the Vikings soon got a foothold in the game and went on to claim an important victory.

Widnes boss Denis Betts said afterwards: "They were carrying knocks and injuries, and so were we, but we've come out on top. On another day we score 40 points against them.

"We tried to speed it up, they tried to slow it down - but we eventually got the better of them."

Dragons co-caretaker coach Jerome Guisset admitted: "We find ourselves in a very precarious position now."