Widnes Vikings 38-12 London Broncos

Friday 19th July 2013
KO: 20:00 - Round: 22

38-12 FT

HT: 16 0

Attendance: 4,870

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Jack Owens 2, Joe Mellor, Adam Lawton 3, Hep Cahill,

  • Goals
    Jack Owens 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Shane Grady, Ryan Shaw,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw 2,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Teenager Adam Lawton helped himself to a hat-trick as Widnes Vikings completed the Super League double over London Broncos.

Vikings academy products grabbed five of the night's tries as Lawton's hat-trick was backed up by a double from young winger Jack Owens.

The home side were 16-0 up at the break and in control but had to fend off a mini second-half revival from the bust-up Broncos to secure victory.

The visitors were without star five-eighth Jamie Soward (fatigue), stand-off Michael Witt (calf), captain Tony Clubb (knee) and winger Michael Robertson (hip and knee).

Coach Tony Rea, perhaps with one eye on the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors next week, threw on-loan forward Jacob Fairbank, who was ineligible to play against Sheffield last week, into his starting 13, while centre Ryan Shaw, who has joined on loan from Swinton, was handed a debut.

Widnes were still without second-row Gareth Hock (hamstring) and Ben Cross (calf) but did not need them thanks to a decent first-half showing and a lacklustre London one.

It was the Vikings who broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Joe Mellor combined with Rhys Hanbury, who sent in youngster Owens on the right flank.

The conversion was pulled wide by Owens and despite keeping up the pressure and possession, Widnes could not make it pay.

They did make one attack count, though, as Mellor raced on to Ben Kavanagh's offload for a walk-in, Owens adding the extras from in front.

Widnes had stepped up in gear and London were in reverse when Lawton ran a delightful line off Kevin Brown's pass to power over.

The Brown-Lawton combination worked again immediately after half-time as the former dabbed through for the big back-rower to pounce for Widnes' fourth score.

London hit back with a rare attack and a decent phase of of play that concluded with ex-Viking Shane Grady going over.

Shaw hit the conversion and then went over for a converted try himself to put London within two scores.

They should have added another as Liam Colbon raced 80 metres, only for Widnes centre Stefan Marsh to make unbelievable ground up and pull off an extraordinary tackle at the last moment.

The Vikings came back with some determination and cemented the victory with a well-worked try out wide that was finished off by Owens.

Hep Cahill went over with 10 minutes left to put the icing on the cake and the stage was left for Lawton to have the final word with a typical bruising effort.

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 77: TRY! scored for Widnes by Adam Lawton
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 70: TRY! scored for Widnes by Hep Cahill
  • 65: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 64: Interchange On for Widnes, Grant Gore On
  • 64: Interchange Off for Widnes, Jon Clarke Off
  • 53: Interchange On for London Broncos, Mike McMeeken On
  • 53: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Tommy Lee Off
  • 50: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Ryan Shaw
  • 50: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Ryan Shaw
  • 48: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Ryan Shaw
  • 48: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Shane Grady
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Adam Lawton
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 33: TRY! scored for Widnes by Adam Lawton
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 32: Interchange On for London Broncos, Joel Wicks On
  • 32: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Ben Fisher Off
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 30: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 24: Interchange Off for Widnes, MacGraff Leuluai Off
  • 24: Interchange On for Widnes, Adam Lawton On
  • 23: Interchange On for Widnes, Ben Kavanagh On
  • 23: Interchange Off for Widnes, Eamon O'Carroll Off
  • 23: Interchange Off for Widnes, Alex Gerrard Off
  • 23: Interchange On for Widnes, Phil Joseph On
  • 22: Interchange On for London Broncos, Shane Grady On
  • 22: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Scott Wheeldon Off
  • 16: Interchange On for London Broncos, Olsi Krasniqi On
  • 16: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Mark Bryant Off
  • 9: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • Key Performers

    Hep Cahill

    Offloads: 4

    Adam Lawton

    Tries: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Vikings 7
    Broncos 2

    Goals:

    Vikings 5
    Broncos 2

    METRES:

    Vikings 1422
    Broncos 1072

    CARRIES:

    Vikings 215
    Broncos 167

    TACKLES:

    Vikings 278
    Broncos 326

    OFFLOADS:

    Vikings 15
    Broncos 10

    PENALTIES:

    Vikings 8
    Broncos 9

    BREAKS:

    Vikings 7
    Broncos 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 15 189 12.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 2 5 0 0 4 1 17 145 8.53 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Hep Cahill 1 0 23 1 1 5 0 20 126 6.30 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Philip Joseph 0 0 19 3 4 4 0 19 126 6.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 41 10 0 1 0 18 99 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 13 2 0 2 0 13 97 7.46 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eamon O'Carroll 0 0 21 0 0 1 0 15 95 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Lawton 3 0 15 4 1 1 2 15 94 6.27 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
    David Allen 0 0 29 5 4 1 0 13 91 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Kavanagh 0 1 12 1 2 2 0 7 65 9.29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Phelps 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Kevin Brown 0 3 11 1 0 2 5 15 63 4.20 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Owens 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 11 46 4.18 2 0 1 0 5 2 0 0
    Jon Clarke 0 0 27 7 1 0 0 13 46 3.54 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Mellor 1 0 25 6 5 0 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 17 5 1 0 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Gore 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 14 3.50 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Colbon 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 12 150 12.50 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie O'Callaghan 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 14 103 7.36 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shane Rodney 0 0 32 4 2 4 0 14 92 6.57 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Tommy Lee 0 0 14 1 1 2 5 16 83 5.19 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 12 1 2 2 1 9 72 8.00 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 27 2 1 2 0 12 72 6.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mark Bryant 0 0 20 4 0 2 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Wheeldon 0 0 32 6 3 0 0 14 71 5.07 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhodri Lloyd 0 1 12 0 0 1 1 8 70 8.75 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Shane Grady 1 0 19 4 2 1 0 12 70 5.83 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Antonio Kaufusi 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    James Woodburn-Hall 0 0 21 3 4 0 0 11 42 3.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Melling 0 0 7 0 2 1 0 8 40 5.00 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Fisher 0 0 41 12 4 0 0 9 34 3.78 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 7 26 3.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 33 6 1 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Wicks 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 2 9 4.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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