Super League  Sunday 1st September 2013  Select Security Stadium Halton  Att: 5,713

Squad

Ah Van, Allen, K. Brown, Cross, Hanbury, Hulme, Hock,Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Craven, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, White, Winterstein.

Squad

Hall, Gleeson, D. Hodgson, Burns, Dobson, Tuimavave, J. Hodgson, Mika, Lovegrove, Withers, Walker, Salter, Caro, Cox, Beaumont, Green, Griffin, Brown, Ollett.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Frankie Winterstein

Patrick Ah Van

Joe Mellor

Rhys Hanbury

Adam Lawton

Kevin Brown

GOAL SCORERS:

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Jack Owens

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

David Hodgson

Josh Hodgson

David Hodgson

David Hodgson

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Widnes Vikings ended their home Super League programme on a positive note, holding off a late rally from Hull KR.

A fine first-half performance saw Widnes build an 18-0 half-time lead through tries by Kevin Brown, Rhys Hanbury and a magnificent rampaging 40-metre effort from second row forward Adam Lawton, all converted by Jack Owens.

An early second-half try by Joe Mellor, again converted by Owens, stretched the advantage to 24-0, but David Hodgson claimed two tries in two minutes, both converted by Michael Dobson, to cut the lead to just 12 points.

Things got better for the visitors when Josh Hodgson scored his side's third try eight minutes later, again converted by Dobson, to set up a grand finale at 24-18.

But Widnes settled the nerves when Patrick Ah Van crossed for a try nine minutes from time and, although David Hodgson still had time to complete a hat-trick, Frank Winterstein crossed for Widnes three minutes from time to seal the win.

The Vikings were quickest out of the blocks and were ahead after just three minutes when stand-off Brown sold an outrageous dummy and scythed through the Rovers defence to race 20 metres to score.

The visitors should have drawn level midway through the first half but prop forward Evarn Tuimavave lost possession over the line as he attempted to touch down.

To compound matters further Hull KR were then reduced to 12 men when Travis Burns was sent to the sin bin as he prevented Owens from taking a quick tap restart.

Widnes made their extra man pay on 24 minutes when, from a scrum just short of halfway, the ball was moved out to Lawton and the giant second-row forward went on a powerful 40-metre run, swatting off three Rovers defenders, to score a magnificent try in the corner.

The home side then got the third try their play deserved in the half's final minute when Brown's kick was pounced upon by Hanbury to score, Owens maintaining his 100 per cent record with the boot to give the Vikings an 18-point interval advantage.

Widnes almost increased their lead immediately after the restart but both Cameron Phelps and Ah Van were denied by forward pass calls by the referee.

The Vikings' enterprising display was rewarded after 48 minutes when Gareth Hock sent Mellor over under the posts and Owens converted to stretch the lead to 24-0.

Hull KR finally burst into life on the hour mark with two tries in two minutes from winger David Hodgson, both converted by Dobson, to cut the deficit to 12 points and provide hope of a dramatic comeback.

And there was real hope for Rovers when Josh Hodgson stole the ball from Owens and touched down on 68 minutes, Dobson's resultant conversion going in off the upright to make it 24-18.

A try from Ah Van settled Widnes nerves and, although the Robins hit back again when David Hodgson completed his hat-trick, Winterstein's late score sent the Vikings fans home happy.

Match Action

  • 77m
    try

    Frankie Winterstein

    Widnes

  • 77m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 74m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 72m
    try

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 72m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 66m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 66m
    try

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 61m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 61m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 59m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 59m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Danny Craven

    Widnes

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 49m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 49m
    try

    Joe Mellor

    Widnes

  • 40m
    try

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 40m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Ollett

    Hull K R

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    James Green

    Hull K R

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Dave Allen

    Widnes

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Adam Lawton

    Widnes

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Lincoln Withers

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    try

    Adam Lawton

    Widnes

  • 25m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Willie Isa

    Widnes

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Ben Cross

    Widnes

  • 4m
    goal

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 4m
    try

    Kevin Brown

    Widnes