Toronto Wolfpack 20-12 Widnes Vikings

Saturday 22nd September 2018
KO: 12:30 - Round: 6

20-12 FT

HT: 10 8

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Lamport Stadium

  • Toronto Wolfpack

  • Tries
    Cory Paterson, Matty Russell, Blake Wallace,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Joe Mellor, Chris Dean,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Mason
Caton-Brown
Bob
Beswick
Ashton
Sims
Cory
Paterson
Jacob
Emmitt
Andy
Ackers
Jack
Buchanan
Olsi
Krasniqi

Bench

Patrick
Van
Charly
Runciman
Owen
Buckley
Joe
Lyons
Liam
Finn
Charlie
Gubb
Lloyd
White
Harrison
Hansen
Chris
Dean
MacGraff
Leuluai
Chris
Houston
Sam
Wilde

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings’ seven-year stay in Betfred Super League came to an end as they were beaten 20-12 by promotion-chasing Toronto Wolfpack at the Lamport Stadium.

The Vikings have flirted with relegation all year and ended the regular season eight points adrift at the foot of the table with just three wins from their 23 matches.

They were handed the chance of a reprieve via the Super 8s Qualifiers but their defeat in Toronto sealed their fate.

The Vikings led 6-0 after full-back Joe Mellor crossed over for the game’s opening try after 11 minutes.

Krisnan Inu added the conversion and also kicked a penalty after Toronto second rower Cory Paterson's 18th-minute try - and Gareth O'Brien's conversion - had brought the home side level.

Toronto winger Matty Russell crossed over in the corner on the half-hour mark to give the hosts the edge at half-time.

Chris Dean replied for the Vikings before home half-back Blake Wallace darted over at the other end and O’Brien’s conversion made it 16-12 before the latter added two late penalties.

Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule said: “Further statements will be issued soon, however at this stage we simply wish to apologise for the experiences of the past two seasons, where results have fallen far below our expectations and provide assurances on the future ambitions for Widnes Vikings.

“The Vikings intend to remain a professional, full-time organisation. We are determined to make every effort to retain the best of our talent and to also effectively rebuild this squad, with the intention of making an immediate return to the Super League.

“This is a great club that has made real progress since its return to the top flight and we must ensure that we rebound from this moment to get our club back on track.

“Above all, we would like to thank the members, supporters and partners who have resolutely backed the club throughout this difficult period – your dedication is genuinely appreciated by us all. Your ongoing commitment, and the support of our wider local community, will be vital to this club making a return to Super League, and has never been more needed.”

  • 69: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 56: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Blake Wallace
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Dean
  • 31: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Matty Russell
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 16: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Cory Paterson
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 12: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolfpack 3
    Vikings 2

    Goals:

    Wolfpack 4
    Vikings 2

    METRES:

    Wolfpack 1324
    Vikings 1189

    CARRIES:

    Wolfpack 172
    Vikings 181

    TACKLES:

    Wolfpack 313
    Vikings 344

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolfpack 4
    Vikings 17

    PENALTIES:

    Wolfpack 7
    Vikings 7

    BREAKS:

    Wolfpack 7
    Vikings 11

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matthew Russell 1 0 8 1 0 10 0 19 173 9.11 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Sidlow 0 0 24 2 2 3 0 13 136 10.46 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 6 0 4 6 1 17 133 7.82 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Emmitt 0 0 23 3 0 0 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Darcy Lussick 0 0 25 4 1 2 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 27 5 0 2 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Cory Paterson 1 0 21 3 3 1 1 12 77 6.42 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Chase Stanley 0 0 11 1 6 4 0 10 73 7.30 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Andrew Dixon 0 0 27 5 3 1 0 7 66 9.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Ackers 0 0 17 4 0 2 0 6 61 10.17 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Wallace 1 1 16 1 1 3 3 9 60 6.67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Gary Wheeler 0 0 15 3 2 2 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth O'Brien 0 1 9 0 3 2 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0
    Josh McCrone 0 0 19 3 2 1 1 11 50 4.55 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 5 50 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 20 3 2 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bob Beswick 0 0 36 5 2 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 1 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
    Charly Runciman 0 0 17 2 2 4 0 13 122 9.38 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Joe Mellor 1 0 11 1 0 6 0 14 110 7.86 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 15 110 7.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Dean 1 1 34 7 3 4 0 16 103 6.44 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 28 6 3 3 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Houston 0 0 42 10 2 0 2 14 92 6.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 10 1 1 4 1 13 86 6.62 0 1 4 0 2 1 3 0
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 29 5 3 1 0 15 78 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 23 3 1 3 0 7 71 10.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Owen Buckley 0 0 6 3 1 2 0 13 63 4.85 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Sam Wilde 0 0 30 7 2 0 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Joe Lyons 0 0 13 0 7 1 1 9 53 5.89 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lloyd White 0 0 23 6 4 1 1 11 50 4.55 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 26 1 3 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 1 16 2 4 0 8 6 23 3.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Charlie Gubb 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 24 9 1 0 0 3 22 7.33 1 2 1 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