But Vikings lose again
errors crept into the Vikings’ game.
Hakim Miloudi took advantage of an overlap on the left to finish powerfully for the home outfit and then young half-back Liam Harris sliced through from a scrum play to make it 16-0 after 29 minutes.
Given the circumstances, there may have been an expectation for Hull to run away with it at that point, but to their credit, Widnes fought back. The lively Mellor broke through the home defence and fed Charly Runciman who crossed on the left with Krisnan Inu adding the extras and just before half-time a Mellor bomb was plucked out of the air by the flying Buckley who ran behind the posts to make it 16-12.
Widnes came out for the second half with their tails up and inspired by the excellent Danny Walker at dummy-half hit the front when Craven’s short ball allowed second-row Sam Wilde to stretch over for a sixpointer.
Hull delivered a sucker punch in return as Connor latched on to a mis-directed Craven kick and fed Carlos Tuimavave who raced 70 metres to restore a 22-18 lead for the Yorkshiremen.
On 55 minutes, the Vikings went the front again when Jay Chapelhow crossed just to the right of the posts from Walker’s neat pass. It was now anybody’s game. Hull levelled at 24-24 with a Con- nor penalty and the same player nudged them ahead with a dropgoal with 12 minutes remaining.
The killer blow came when Kelly’s bullet pass put Faraimo over at the right corner with Connor’s excellent conversion providing the comfort of a seven point cushion.
Another defeat but some welcome improvement from the Vikings as The Qualifiers loom. ● ●
encounter against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium.
Charly Runciman scorches in for a try for Widnes against Hull FC.
Vikings players put in a great effort to stop Hull FC prop-forward Scott Taylor.