Widnes Vikings 64-10 London Broncos

Sunday 16th February 2014
KO: 15:00 - Round: 1

64-10 FT

HT: 30 6

Attendance: 5,327

Official: T Roby

Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Jack Owens, Danny Tickle, Kevin Brown 3, Stefan Marsh 2, Paddy Flynn, Chris Dean 2, Joe Mellor,

  • Goals
    Danny Tickle 10,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Carl Forster, Jamie O'Callaghan,

  • Goals
    Tony Gigot,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Danny Tickle piled up 24 points on his debut as Widnes Vikings romped to an 11-try First Utility Super League victory over relegation favourites London Broncos.

Tickle, snapped up from Hull FC, scored a try and booted 10 goals after the Broncos had swept into an early lead.

Widnes led 30-6 at half-time with skipper Kevin Brown and half-back partner Joe Mellor also in top form.

Man of the match Brown grabbed a hat-trick of tries with Mellor also crossing as Widnes stormed to the top of Super League with Stefan Marsh and Chris Dean notching a brace apiece.

London, who have moved home from the Stoop to the Hive in Barnet this season, paraded nine newcomers including prop Carl Forster - on loan from St Helens.

Widnes also gave a start to another new signing in Danny Galea with Paul Johnson on the bench.

The Broncos stunned Widnes by sweeping into a fifth-minute lead with a try from centre Mason Caton-Brown on their first attack, with Tony Gigot converting.

Widnes did not take long to storm back with a surging run from Paddy Flynn setting up the chance for Brown to send Jack Owens over with a long pass.

Tickle tagged on the conversion off the touchline to notch his 2,000th career point.

There was no stopping Tickle, who leapt high to collect Mellor’s teasing kick and touch down after 17 minutes to put his new club into the lead for the first time.

Brown then dummied his way past ex-Widnes hooker Scott Moore to make it 18-6 with a Jordan Atkins fumble from Mellor's kick gifting a try to Marsh.

Tickle converted both and had no trouble adding the extras to Brown's second after a quick tap penalty by Rhys Hanbury caught London napping.

It took only two minutes after the restart for Widnes to extend their lead with Flynn going over after smart handling by Mellor, Tickle and Marsh, with ironic boos greeting Tickle's first goal miss.

Dean added the seventh Vikings try after 48 minutes to make it 40-6 and a breathtaking run by Hanbury should have brought another touchdown.

It was proving a damage-limitation exercise for London but their defence was breached again on the hour by Mellor with Tickle stretching the advantage to 46-6.

Brown completed his hat-trick after a slick move with Hanbury to add to the Broncos' woes.

London did manage a second try through the determined Caton-Brown 10 minutes from time yet Marsh replied for Widnes after another Flynn burst.

The Vikings still were not finished as Dean bagged his second try and Tickle added his 10th goal.

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 77: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Dean
  • 73: TRY! scored for Widnes by Stefan Marsh
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 71: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jamie O'Callaghan
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 62: TRY! scored for Widnes by Kevin Brown
  • 61: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 54: Interchange On for London Broncos, Joel Wicks On
  • 54: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Will Lovell Off
  • 53: Interchange Off for Widnes, MacGraff Leuluai Off
  • 53: Interchange On for Widnes, Willie Isa On
  • 46: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Dean
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 43: TRY! scored for Widnes by Paddy Flynn
  • 35: Interchange Off for Widnes, Lloyd White Off
  • 35: Interchange On for Widnes, Danny Craven On
  • 30: TRY! scored for Widnes by Kevin Brown
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 29: Interchange On for London Broncos, James Cunningham On
  • 29: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Scott Moore Off
  • 28: TRY! scored for Widnes by Stefan Marsh
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 26: Interchange Off for Widnes, Alex Gerrard Off
  • 26: Interchange On for Widnes, MacGraff Leuluai On
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 22: TRY! scored for Widnes by Kevin Brown
  • 21: Interchange Off for Widnes, Phil Joseph Off
  • 21: Interchange On for Widnes, Paul Johnson On
  • 20: Interchange On for London Broncos, Will Lovell On
  • 20: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Carl Forster Off
  • 19: Interchange On for London Broncos, George Griffin On
  • 19: Interchange Off for London Broncos, Olsi Krasniqi Off
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 18: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Tickle
  • 12: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jack Owens
  • 6: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Tony Gigot
  • 6: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Carl Forster
  • Key Performers

    Joe Mellor

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres: 159

    Paddy Flynn

    Metres: 183

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Vikings 11
    Broncos 2

    Goals:

    Vikings 10
    Broncos 1

    METRES:

    Vikings 1612
    Broncos 945

    CARRIES:

    Vikings 207
    Broncos 157

    TACKLES:

    Vikings 268
    Broncos 345

    OFFLOADS:

    Vikings 7
    Broncos 3

    PENALTIES:

    Vikings 6
    Broncos 8

    BREAKS:

    Vikings 9
    Broncos 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Paddy Flynn 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 15 183 12.20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 2 2 0 2 5 0 13 159 12.23 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Dean 2 0 13 2 1 0 0 15 149 9.93 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Kevin Brown 3 4 7 0 0 3 8 28 141 5.04 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Tickle 1 1 26 6 1 0 0 17 127 7.47 0 0 2 0 10 1 1 0
    Danny Galea 0 0 25 5 0 0 0 16 120 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul Johnson 0 0 17 6 1 0 0 12 107 8.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Philip Joseph 0 0 24 4 2 7 0 15 95 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Hep Cahill 0 0 37 4 0 1 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Owens 1 0 8 0 0 2 0 9 89 9.89 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lloyd White 0 1 21 5 2 1 0 9 82 9.11 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 24 6 0 0 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 12 58 4.83 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 12 6 1 0 0 6 51 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 17 0 1 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Mellor 1 1 17 2 0 3 2 10 27 2.70 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
    William Isa 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 2 17 8.50 0 0 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
    Nesiasi Mataitonga 0 0 4 0 2 2 1 12 116 9.67 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 20 5 0 0 0 13 100 7.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Carl Forster 0 0 17 1 3 1 0 14 90 6.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie O'Callaghan 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 14 86 6.14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 42 10 3 3 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 2 0 20 3 1 3 0 11 69 6.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Moore 0 2 25 5 3 0 0 16 64 4.00 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 2
    James Cunningham 0 0 18 3 3 1 0 8 63 7.88 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Atkins 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 62 6.89 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Bishay 0 0 16 2 0 0 4 10 43 4.30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Will Lovell 0 0 30 7 1 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Griffin 0 0 33 12 1 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Minns 0 0 25 2 2 0 0 9 33 3.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 24 0 3 0 0 5 26 5.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Wicks 0 0 9 3 1 0 0 7 26 3.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 1 13 2 2 0 2 4 7 1.75 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 42 12 0 0 0 2 4 2.00 0 0 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