Widnes Vikings 36-10 Leigh Centurions

Thursday 22nd June 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 19

36-10 FT

HT: 20 0

Attendance: 5,604

Official: J Child

Venue: Halton Stadium

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Chris Bridge, Chris Houston 2, Corey Thompson 2, Ryan Ince, Matt Whitley,

  • Goals
    Chris Bridge 3, Danny Craven,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Nick Rawsthorne, Atelea Vea,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

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Vikings

Centurions

Official Report / Commentary

Chris Houston and Corey Thompson scored doubles as Widnes Vikings beat Leigh Centurions 36-10 in a bottom-of-the-table Betfred Super League clash.

The Vikings ran in four tries to climb off the bottom of the table and be replaced by Leigh, with just a point between the two.

The home side were well ahead in the energy battle and it showed in a high-octane 20 minutes where the Vikings laid down a marker.

Chris Bridge returned to the side with a bang as he got the first try in the third minute, before Houston was freed by Rangi Chase for a second just three minutes later.

Thompson got in on the act just after the half-hour as he found his way over, and Houston opened up a 20-0 half-time lead when he bulldozed over.

It was Leigh who drew first blood in the second half as Nick Rawsthorne slid over for a debut score, before Atelea Vea added a second to revive the match.

However, Ryan Hampshire gifted Thompson an open run to the line to put the game out of the visitors' reach, before Ryan Ince and Marry Whitley wrapped up an easy win.

An angry Neil Jukes said of his side's loss: “It was an awful first half. I still can’t get my head around it. We had a tough week and got some good talk going so we were confident. We even spoke about this as being a cup final.

"It’s as bad as I’ve seen. It was disappointing for a game of this magnitude."

Widnes head coach Denis Betts added: “We looked more in control. We are starting to get bodies back now and that is obviously helping. The kids that aren’t playing in the side now, they have given us the base but we’ve brought more experience in and that’s good for us.

“We have got to put in some more good performances. We have enjoyed this last month, three wins from four games.”

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • 80: TRY! scored for Widnes by Matt Whitley
  • 73: TRY! scored for Widnes by Ryan Ince
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 62: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 57: TRY! scored for Leigh by Atelea Vea
  • 50: TRY! scored for Leigh by Nick Rawsthorne
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 40: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Houston
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 33: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • 6: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Houston
  • 3: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Bridge
  • Key Performers

    Mitch Brown

    Metres: 193

    Rangi Chase

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Corey Thompson

    Metres: 225

    Matt Whitley

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Vikings 7
    Centurions 2

    Goals:

    Vikings 4
    Centurions 1

    METRES:

    Vikings 1568
    Centurions 1273

    CARRIES:

    Vikings 193
    Centurions 186

    TACKLES:

    Vikings 341
    Centurions 338

    OFFLOADS:

    Vikings 15
    Centurions 12

    PENALTIES:

    Vikings 9
    Centurions 3

    BREAKS:

    Vikings 12
    Centurions 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Corey Thompson 2 0 7 0 0 8 0 14 225 16.07 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Ryan Ince 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 14 139 9.93 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 7 1 1 1 1 11 132 12.00 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Chris Bridge 1 1 6 0 1 6 0 14 131 9.36 1 3 0 0 3 2 3 0
    Matt Whitley 1 0 35 10 1 6 0 15 124 8.27 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 34 7 1 3 1 18 122 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 24 0 2 1 0 19 118 6.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Charly Runciman 0 0 18 2 3 0 0 14 104 7.43 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Houston 2 0 32 3 0 1 0 11 85 7.73 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Rangi Chase 0 1 13 2 3 0 6 10 74 7.40 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 25 6 1 0 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Olbison 0 0 23 3 1 1 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lloyd White 0 1 25 5 1 1 0 4 49 12.25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 25 4 0 0 0 10 48 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eamon O'Carroll 0 0 21 5 2 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 24 4 2 2 0 5 30 6.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Mellor 0 2 19 3 1 0 1 9 19 2.11 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
    Mitch Brown 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 19 193 10.16 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 15 0 1 4 2 13 124 9.54 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Cory Paterson 0 0 15 1 1 2 0 10 100 10.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 31 7 2 0 0 15 94 6.27 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Atelea Vea 1 0 32 3 0 1 0 13 87 6.69 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Nick Rawsthorne 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 13 84 6.46 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Hopkins 0 0 36 11 1 1 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 43 7 5 0 0 13 74 5.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 23 2 5 2 0 15 72 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Dawson 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 10 62 6.20 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Crooks 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 10 57 5.70 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 23 6 3 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Dayne Weston 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 13 4 0 1 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 0 0 26 5 2 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 31 7 1 0 0 6 30 5.00 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 2 20 4 3 1 6 5 22 4.40 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 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