Halifax RLFC 12-36 Widnes Vikings

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

12-36 FT

HT: 0 18

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

Line Up

Bench

Will
Sharp
Ben
Heaton
Ed
Barber
Steve
Tyrer
Rob
Worrincy
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Elliot
Morris
Ben
Kaye
Jacob
Fairbank
Shane
Grady
Mitch
Cahalane
Simon
Grix
Brandon
Moore
James
Woodburn-Hall
Mikey
Sio
Brandon
Douglas

Bench

Rhys
Hanbury
Stefan
Marsh
Chris
Bridge
Charly
Runciman
Corey
Thompson
Danny
Craven
Joe
Mellor
Jack
Buchanan
Lloyd
White
Chris
Houston
Hep
Cahill
Manase
Manuokafoa
Jay
Chapelhow
Tom
Olbison
Jordan
Johnstone

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

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres: 210

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax 2
    Vikings 7

    Goals:

    Halifax 2
    Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Halifax 1031
    Vikings 1602

    CARRIES:

    Halifax 151
    Vikings 186

    TACKLES:

    Halifax 396
    Vikings 279

    OFFLOADS:

    Halifax 13
    Vikings 8

    PENALTIES:

    Halifax 7
    Vikings 6

    BREAKS:

    Halifax 6
    Vikings 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 18 148 8.22 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Sharp 0 0 10 1 1 2 0 17 140 8.24 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Heaton 2 0 6 0 3 1 0 16 125 7.81 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 18 1 1 3 0 13 116 8.92 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 20 3 1 2 1 11 79 7.18 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 37 9 1 0 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Mitch Calahane 0 0 39 5 0 3 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Kaye 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 8 47 5.88 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Elliot Morris 0 0 43 4 4 1 0 11 40 3.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Simon Grix 0 0 33 7 1 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ed Barber 0 0 18 2 5 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 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
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 35 9 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Alex Mammone 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 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
    Scott Murrell 0 0 15 0 2 1 6 4 8 2.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rhys Hanbury 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 21 210 10.00 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 26 5 0 1 0 16 143 8.94 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Charly Runciman 1 1 15 3 0 3 0 16 141 8.81 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Thompson 2 0 3 0 2 7 0 15 135 9.00 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Bridge 1 0 14 1 1 0 1 15 128 8.53 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 11 118 10.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 21 3 0 2 0 11 112 10.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 8 89 11.13 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
    Chris Houston 0 1 14 1 1 0 0 9 74 8.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 19 7 2 0 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Craven 1 2 11 1 2 2 4 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 44 10 0 2 0 9 61 6.78 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 9 58 6.44 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 21 4 0 1 0 6 58 9.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lloyd White 1 0 19 1 0 1 1 7 44 6.29 1 5 1 0 4 3 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