How it unfolded
4’ – Gareth O’Brien opens Warrington’s account for the day after powering over from close range, via the video referee. Chris Bridge lands the conversion: 6-0.
11’ – O’Brien involved again, this time putting in a superb kick that finds Joel Monaghan on the wing, the Aussie making easy work of the grounding. Bridge converts from the touchline: 12-0.
17’ – Widnes knock on at the play of the ball and present Warrington with an easy chance, which Michael Monaghan takes full advantage of, pouncing over from dummy half. Bridge adds the extras: 18-0.
26’ – Paddy Flynn has a try ruled out by the video referee. Chasing a grubber, he beat two defenders to the ball but couldn’t ground the ball.
28’ – Matty Russell puts in Rhys Evans but it is ruled out by the video referee for obstruction.
36’ – Mickey Higham cuts through the Widnes defence like a hot knife through butter and finds Chris Bridge who goes under the sticks, then slots the conversion: 24-0.