Super League  Sunday 16th February 2014  Select Security Stadium Halton  Att: 5,327

Squad

K. Brown, Cahill, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Galea, Gerrard, Gilmore, Hanbury, Isa, Johnson, Joseph, Leuluai, Lloyd, Marsh, Mellor, Owens, Tickle, White.

Squad

Atkins, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Forster, Foster, Gigot, Griffin, Burnett, Krasniqi, Lovell, Mataitonga, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, O'Callaghan, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Chris Dean

Stefan Marsh

Kevin Brown

Joe Mellor

Chris Dean

Paddy Flynn

Kevin Brown

Stefan Marsh

Kevin Brown

Danny Tickle

Jack Owens

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jamie O'Callaghan

Carl Forster

GOAL SCORERS:

Tony Gigot

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby

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.

Match Action

  • 77m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 77m
    try

    Chris Dean

    Widnes

  • 73m
    try

    Stefan Marsh

    Widnes

  • 73m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 71m
    try

    Jamie O'Callaghan

    London Broncos

  • 62m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 62m
    try

    Kevin Brown

    Widnes

  • 61m
    try

    Joe Mellor

    Widnes

  • 61m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Joel Wicks

    London Broncos

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Will Lovell

    London Broncos

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Willie Isa

    Widnes

  • 46m
    try

    Chris Dean

    Widnes

  • 46m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 43m
    try

    Paddy Flynn

    Widnes

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    Danny Craven

    Widnes

  • 30m
    try

    Kevin Brown

    Widnes

  • 30m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    James Cunningham

    London Broncos

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Scott Moore

    London Broncos

  • 28m
    try

    Stefan Marsh

    Widnes

  • 28m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Alex Gerrard

    Widnes

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 22m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 22m
    try

    Kevin Brown

    Widnes

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Widnes

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Will Lovell

    London Broncos

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Carl Forster

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 18m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 18m
    try

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 12m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 12m
    try

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 6m
    goal

    Tony Gigot

    London Broncos

  • 6m
    try

    Carl Forster

    London Broncos