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12/05/13 - CCup5 - Workington Town v Widnes Vikings - KO 3pm

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Discuss this Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth round tie here.

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Referee: G Stokes

Touch Judge: M Kidd

Touch Judge: P Marklove

Reserve: T Selby

Match Commissioner: C Hodgson

In Goal: B Armstrong

In Goal: S Kilpatrick

Time Keeper: K Leyland

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Widnes captain expecting tough Cup trial

Widnes captain Jon Clark is warning his team-mates that the Vikings cannot take anything for granted when they play Workington Town in the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Derwent Park on Sunday (3.00pm).
The Super League club were taken to the wire by fourth round opponents Doncaster before eventually winning 42-28 and Clark says that Widnes cannot afford to get drawn into another battle against Championship opposition.
“I don’t think there’s any room for anyone in the squad to get complacent,” said Clark. “We had a scare last time out against Doncaster and we know Workington will be throwing everything they have at us so we cannot take them lightly.
“They’re a decent side and we’re going up to their home patch in front of their fans and we know it’s not going to be an easy day.
“We know if we let them into the game then their fans will get behind them and we could be in for a tough day. We need to go there and play with confidence and play with focus and if we do that then we should come away with a good win and get ourselves in the hat for the next round.”
With just two victories away from home so far in Super League, Widnes have struggled to find their form outside of the Stobart Stadium but Clark says that won’t come into the equation on Sunday as the Cup is an entirely different proposition.
“Our league form has been up and down all season but that doesn’t count in the Cup,” he said. “We know that we’re only three or four wins away from a chance to play at Wembley.
“Three good games and you could be in the Cup final and that’s the way we need to approach this game.
“I think we have a squad capable of putting together the performances on the day and who knows how far we could go? We’ve got a great blend of experience and some very level-headed young players in the squad who are full of enthusiasm for the game.
“We need to play our hearts out and treat this game like a cup final because from this stage onwards, the pressure just gets hotter and hotter.”

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should be a comfortable win for widnes but a potential banana skin as well..........

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Well its Widnes vs Widnes reserves aint it.

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If Widnes play to their potential should be a decent win.Will be like a home game with Widnes taking near a thousand fans.

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How much interest is this game creating in the town? What are Workington doing to maximise revenue from the game in terms of marketing,corporates,lunches etc? Just hope Town maximise the potential - and it's a good,enjoyable competitive game.

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Well its Widnes vs Widnes reserves aint it.

What a stupid comment. Out of 55 available DR places this season (11 games x 5 places) Town have used just 11, so 1 per game on average. Of those 11 appearances, 1 player has made 6 of them (Declan Hulme) who was cover for Elliot Miller during his injury. In 4 of the games Town have used no DR players at all, including last Sunday when Widnes were desperate for us to give 4 players some game time and we turned them down and used our own squad. If that makes us reserves then so be it, but I believe we have used DR correctly and only used young players (Hulme, Gore, Lawton, Davies, Kavanagh) which is how it was originally envisaged.

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here here derwent, we use the system as it was originally meant to be, not giving established first teamers game time. and it is also working in reverse with young lads from town being given trials by widnes,

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Well its Widnes vs Widnes reserves aint it.

Your correct, except for the bits where you said Widnes v Widnes reserves. 

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Wind your neck in oracle you goon

Just wanted to wind people up, and you all took bait like Hungry Salmon. You guy have used the dual reg system as it was meant to be used, unlike Swinton and Hunslet

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Just wanted to wind people up, and you all took bait like Hungry Salmon. 

Well done you, I bet your parents are so proud.

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Widnes squad: Dave Allen, Kevin Brown, Jon Clarke, Danny Craven, Chris Dean, Paddy Flynn, Grant Gore, Gareth Hock, Phil Joseph, Ben Kavanagh, Adam Lawton, Stefan Marsh, Joe Mellor, Eamon O'Carroll, Jack Owens, Cameron Phelps, Steve Pickersgill, Frank Winterstein, Lloyd White.

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denis is taking the game seriously and showing town the respect they deserve by picking his strongest available squad. i expect to see the same starting 17 who beat saints last friday.

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This game didn't even rate a mention on the BBC red button forum today.    Oh, well, we'll just have make sure we get a mention next round.  Up the Town.

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How much interest is this game creating in the town? What are Workington doing to maximise revenue from the game in terms of marketing,corporates,lunches etc? Just hope Town maximise the potential - and it's a good,enjoyable competitive game.

 

More than normal but nothing has been done in local schools etc to hype the game especially as it could attract fans from the whole county. I reckon a crowd of 2k but opportunity missed

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Denis Betts was speaking at the WTRLFC VP's last night.

Pre-arranged, just coincidence on dates.

Town don't have proper corporate entertaining facilities, so that an income stream/publicity medium they are missing out on.

Lots of stuff in place for the World Cup games though!

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Denis Betts was speaking at the WTRLFC VP's last night.

Pre-arranged, just coincidence on dates.

Town don't have proper corporate entertaining facilities, so that an income stream/publicity medium they are missing out on.

Lots of stuff in place for the World Cup games though!

 The world cup stuff looks excellant

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More than normal but nothing has been done in local schools etc to hype the game especially as it could attract fans from the whole county. I reckon a crowd of 2k but opportunity missed

THis is one area that the RFL could and should get involved in, to maximise gates for Challenge Cup ties. They may have offered and Town refused but I would like to think that Town wouldn't be that stupid!

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 The world cup stuff looks excellant

 

What are they doing for the WC?

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