In a nutshell
Halifax got off to a flying start but Widnes had too much quality and eventually ran out comfortable winners.
How it unfolded
9’ – Halifax open the scoring through Ryan Fieldhouse, who outwits the Vikings defence to pounce on a kick. Steven Tyrer converts: 6-0.
18’ – Fax are in again thanks to a Scott Murrell kick, which Gareth Potts lands on. Kick missed: 10-0.
23’ – Vikings finally find their feet thanks to field position that comes from a Halifax penalties. Jon Clarke dives under the sticks: 10-6.
49’ – Widnes pressure finally pays off as Kevin Brown goes through. Danny Tickle converts to give Vikings the lead: 10-12.
54’ – Widnes in again after Paddy Flynn collects a Kevin Brown chip. Tickle adds the extras again: 10-18.
60’ – A carbon copy of Flynn’s earlier score but this time featuring Dec Hulme. Tickle misses extras: 10-22.
70’ – Minutes after re-entering the field, Phil Joseph goes over. Tickle adds the extras: 10-28.
75’ – Brown uses his telepathic skill to seek out an interception and race 80 metres to score. Tickle adds extras: 10-34.
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