Robins Secure 2 Points Despite Late Widnes Push

Widnes vikings put in a courageous effort once again only to fall two points short in this tough Battle against an ever improving Hull KR.

For the Vikings this was their 14th consecutive defeat and they remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the super league table whilst for the Robins that was the third impressive win on the bounce .

They had Danny Mcguire to thank once again as his control of the game throughout was impeccable .

The Viking took an early 2-0 lead with a Krisnan Inu penalty kick, but this was evened up when ex Swinton star Chris Atkin levelled at 2-2 .

The game was evenly balanced for the first half an hour with plenty of errors from both sides in extremely hot conditions . For the Vikings Inu looked to be a threat every time he got the ball but eventually Donaldson took the four for the visitors after a superb passing movement . Ex widnes player Danny tickle added the two to give Rovers an 8-2 lead .

In an uninspiring first half winger Owen Buckley failed to take a high ball in the corner and that’s how the scores remained at half time .

Rovers were quick out of the starting block in the second half with half Chris Atkin’s high kick resulting in young Buckley being bundled into touch by a determined Maurice blair.

From the resulting scrum exiting half Atkin set up Danny tickle for the first score of the half which he converted to give rovers a 14-2 lead.

However the Vikings, despite a series of losses can still produce quality try”s and in Olly ashall-Bolt they have a young man destined for a superb future in the game.He showed plenty of pace and skill to beat the rovers defence to the line with Inu converting . This was followed up a determined Danny craven score close to the line. Inu again converted and all of a sudden the scores were even .

This game could have gone either way but perhaps the rovers had a little bit more quality . With twenty minutes to play high scoring full back Quinlan finished off a lovely passing movement with Tickle converting but young winger Owen Buckley who is proving to be a quality high scoring winger took the four points and the scores were very tight at 20-18 to the robins .

with hard working Tom Olbison concussed centre Salter scored a well worked individual try with tickle again converting and the win was virtually assured.

Widnes did reply with Buckley but it was too little too late and the Vikings remain firmly rooted at the bottom of super league.

This was a hard fought win for Tim Sheens and his side and they will still have aspirations of making the top eight

Widnes: Ashall, Marsh, Runciman, Inu, Buckley, Mellor, Craven, J. Chapelhow, Heremaia, Dudson, Whitley, Houston, Leuluai.

Replacements: Olbison, D. Walker, T. Chapelhow, Wellington.

Hull KR: Quinlan, Carney, Blair, Salter, Oakes, McGuire, Atkin, Scruton, Lee, Mulhern, Tickle, Greenwood, Clarkson.

Replacements: Lunt, Masoe, Kavanagh, Donaldson.


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