Work still to do at Widnes, says Betts
QUALIFIERS: Widnes coach Denis Betts warned his side they still have work to do after taking a big step towards retaining their Super League status with a 24-8 win at Leigh in the Super 8 Qualifiers.
The Vikings led from the fourth minute and were rarely challenged as they built a 14-0 interval lead. The Centurions hinted at a comeback with a try 16 minutes into the second half but the Vikings secured victory with another try and three goals from Chris Bridge.
It means Widnes have now beaten Leigh three times this season while Centurions are without a win at home in the qualifiers.
Betts said: “We came into the game with the attitude that we were the better team. We wanted to be a bit more arrogant about the way we carried ourselves.
“Leigh were always within striking distance and injuries meant we lost our shape for a while in the second half. We found some good field positions from completing our sets and we gave ourselves the platform to express ourselves.
“We have put ourselves in a good position (in the Super 8 Qualifiers) but there’s still a battle going on.
“Over the last month we have built some momentum and we are in a good place at the moment.”
Warrington Wolves came from behind to defeat a spirited London Broncos 40-38.