Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night.

The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. But Betts pointed to a key moment involving Wildcats forward Richard Moore, insisting his try should never have stood, calling it a “frustrating night” all round for the Vikings.

“They got their noses in front with a try which I don’t believe should’ve been allowed as Richie Moore was offside.

“The lack of consistency’s frustrating – those things are seen every week.”

“The officials should see that offside. I could see it from stood above,” added Betts. “It’s another frustrating night for everyone. Consistently Wakefield’s defence was offside, then their winning try shouldn’t have stood.

“That’s hard to take, but the reality is we’re having a tough run of things.”

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