Work still to do at Widnes, says Betts

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY LEAGUE -

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.

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