CUMMINS CLINGS TO HOPE AS VIKINGS CONQUER AT LAST
games at Toronto and Hull KR and have other results go their way just to make the Million Pound Game.
But Cummins said the pressure on his squad has been released by a first victory since April, despite fans unfurling a banner demanding chief executive James Rule quit.
Cummins said: “Until you can’t do it you’ve got to have hope. Our goal has to be to win the final games and see where it takes us.
“This win has been a long time coming.”
Former NRL star Krisnan Inu was the difference between the teams with two tries and an assist.
Patrick Ah Van also collected a double and Weller Hauraki opened the scoring, but the Vikings were rarely comfortable against part-timers Halifax, for whom James Woodburn-Hall and James Saltonstall touched down.
Coach Richard Marshall said: “Widnes were in a rut but we helped them along the way and gave them a leg up in the first half.”