But Vik­ings lose again

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Widnes Vikings -

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. ● ●

Si­mon Hall

en­counter against Hull FC at the KCOM Sta­dium.

Si­mon Hall

Charly Runci­man scorches in for a try for Widnes against Hull FC.

Si­mon Hall

Vik­ings play­ers put in a great ef­fort to stop Hull FC prop-for­ward Scott Tay­lor.

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