Super League  Saturday 12th April 2014  Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan  Att: 9,588

Squad

Escare, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Bosc, Elima, Lima, Taia, Mounis, Pelissier, Whitehead, Millard, Simon, Bousquet, Paea, Baitieri, Duport, Cardace, Garcia.

Squad

Allen, Brown, Cahill, Clarke, Clough, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Gore, Hanbury, Hulme, Johnson, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, O'Carroll, Owens, Tickle, White.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Daryl Millard

Vincent Duport

Elliott Whitehead

Ben Pomeroy

Vincent Duport

Elliott Whitehead

Morgan Escare

Elliott Whitehead

Ben Pomeroy

GOAL SCORERS:

Morgan Escare

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jack Owens

Lloyd White

Chris Dean

Paddy Flynn

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Catalan Dragons maintained their mid-season return to form with a resounding 42-20 win over Widnes Vikings as Elliott Whitehead registered his first hat-trick for the club.

Ben Pomeroy and Vincent Duport also crossed for two tries each in the First Utility Super League rout, which was on the cards from the early stages.

The home side almost scored after 60 seconds and would have but for a last-gasp tackle by Paddy Flynn on Morgan Escare.

The Dragons did open the scoring on five minutes, though, Eloi Pelissier scooting away from the acting half and offloading to Pomeroy who barged his way over to score. Thomas Bosc missed the goal.

Five minutes later and Catalan were in again. Jason Baitieri and Olivier Elima doing the hard work in the middle before Pelissier and Leon Pryce combined to send Whitehead in for his first try of the afternoon. Bosc again missed the conversion.

Catalan scored their third and best try of the match in the 17th minute, Escare and Daryl Millard combining to go the length of the field as they returned Kevin Brown's kick down-field. Bosc this time added the goal to take the score to 14-0.

Widnes came back at Catalan, scoring their first try when Declan Hulme and Rhys Hanbury combined to send in Flynn to score. Danny Tickle missed the goal.

The Vikings narrowed the gap to four points as Jack Owens pounced on Brown's kick to the right, with Tickle's conversion narrowing the Catalan lead.

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous looked furious as he marched pitch-side to blast his troops. That appeared to work as Whitehead latched onto Pryce's pass to scored his second try of the afternoon. Bosc missed another shot at goal.

After half-time, the home side ran riot, Duport scoring seven minutes in after a long pass from Whitehea, although Bosc again missed the goal.

Pomeroy scored his second 10 minutes later, powering his way over from short range after a pass from Escare, who could not add the extras.

From the restart, Dragons pounced on a Brown error with Whitehead picking up the loose ball and racing 40 metres to score under the posts. Bosc converted to take the score to 32-10.

With 14 minutes remaining, Widnes registered a consolation effort, Flynn offloading for Lloyd White to score in the corner. Tickle converted the goal.

Catalan quickly stamped their authority back on the game, Duport chasing his own kick through to score down the right and Escare's conversion took the score to 38-16.

Millard was the next scorer five minutes from time, with Pryce and Garcia combining to send the winger in at the corner. Escare missed the conversion.

Widnes were well beaten but had the final say on the scoreboard, Hep Cahill sending Owens in for his second try in the left corner, with Tickle failing to add the touchline conversion.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Daryl Millard

    Catalan Dragons

  • 78m
    try

    Jack Owens

    Widnes

  • 72m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 72m
    goal

    Morgan Escare

    Catalan Dragons

  • 69m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 69m
    try

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 62m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 62m
    try

    Elliott Whitehead

    Catalan Dragons

  • 58m
    try

    Ben Pomeroy

    Catalan Dragons

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Joan Guasch

    Catalan Dragons

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 51m
    interchange_off

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 51m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Widnes

  • 47m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 37m
    try

    Elliott Whitehead

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Benjamin Garcia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Zeb Taia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Jeff Lima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Julian Bousquet

    Catalan Dragons

  • 30m
    try

    Chris Dean

    Widnes

  • 30m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Widnes

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Olivier Elima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 25m
    try

    Paddy Flynn

    Widnes

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Eamon O'Carroll

    Widnes

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Jon Clarke

    Widnes

  • 18m
    try

    Morgan Escare

    Catalan Dragons

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Paul Clough

    Widnes

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Ben Kavanagh

    Widnes

  • 17m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 12m
    try

    Elliott Whitehead

    Catalan Dragons

  • 6m
    try

    Ben Pomeroy

    Catalan Dragons