Halifax RLFC 12-36 Widnes Vikings

Sunday 13th August 2017, 15:00pm

Super 8s - Round: 2


Ben Heaton 2,


Steve Tyrer, Scott Murrell,


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


Lloyd White 4,

Line Ups

Halifax RLFC

fb: Will Sharp
w: Ben Heaton
c: Ed Barber
c: Steve Tyrer
w: Rob Worrincy
so: Scott Murrell
sh: Ben Johnston
p: Elliot Morris
h: Ben Kaye
p: Jacob Fairbank
sr: Shane Grady
sr: Mitch Cahalane
lf: Simon Grix
int: Brandon Moore
int: James Woodburn-Hall
int: Mikey Sio
int: Brandon Douglas

Widnes Vikings

fb: Rhys Hanbury
w: Stefan Marsh
c: Chris Bridge
c: Charly Runciman
w: Corey Thompson
so: Danny Craven
sh: Joe Mellor
p: Jack Buchanan
h: Lloyd White
p: Gil Dudson
sr: Chris Houston
sr: Matt Whitley
lf: Hep Cahill
int: Manase Manuokafoa
int: Jay Chapelhow
int: Tom Olbison
int: Jordan Johnstone

Match Report

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."



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