Huddersfield too good for 12-man Widnes

Huddersfield Giants picked up a crucial victory as they defeated Widnes Vikings 28-16.

Danny Brough kicked six goals and created two tries in a splendid display against a Widnes team that had Wellington Albert sent-off in the second-half.

The Giants capitalised on a sloppy Widnes first-half as Ryan Hinchcliffe and Jake Mamo both scored, with Brough adding a penalty goal for a 14-0 lead.

Oliver Roberts and Jermaine McGillvary scored either side of Albert’s dismissal in the 61st minute, and despite a late fightback from the Vikings which saw Joe Mellor, Matt Whitley and Stefan Marsh all cross, the Giants held on.

Widnes: Hanbury; Marsh, Inu, Runciman, Chamberlain; Mellor, Gilmore; Burke, Heremaia, Chapelhow, Dean, Whitley, Houston. Subs: Johnstone, Olbison, Wilde, Houston.

Huddersfield: Mamo; McGillvary, Gaskell, Wood, Murphy; Rankin, Brough; Ikahihifo, O’Brien, Ta’ai, Roberts, Ferguson, Hinchcliffe. Subs: Leeming, Clough, Dickinson, Mellor.