Warrington Wolves 30-12 Widnes Vikings

Friday 9th September 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 5

30-12 FT

HT: 20 0

Attendance: 10,488

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Chris Hill, Ashton Sims, Morgan Smith, Joe Philbin, Matty Russell,

  • Goals
    Kurt Gidley 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Joe Mellor, Corey Thompson,

  • Goals
    Corey Thompson, Lloyd White,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves had no trouble maintaining top spot in First Utility Super League with an emphatic 30-12 victory over neighbours Widnes Vikings.

The Wolves, who have lost only two of their past 13 league and cup matches, will now be in a confident mood for a home clash against Wigan Warriors and a visit to Hull FC before the play-off semi-finals.

Warrington romped into a 20-0 interval lead with tries from skipper Chris Hill, Ashton Sims and teenager Morgan Smith with Kurt Gidley booting four goals. 

Second-half touchdowns followed from Joe Philbin and Matty Russell with Gidley adding another goal.

Widnes, with nothing left to play for this season but pride, could only manage second-half tries from Joe Mellor and Corey Thompson but never gave up.

Stefan Ratchford returned for the Wolves with a performance that closely pushed Russell for the man-of-the-match award.

"Matty was brilliant, closely followed by Stefan Ratchford," Wolves boss Tony Smith said.

"Some of Matty Russell's runs were superb and Joe Philbin had his best game of the season.

"But our decision-making wasn't great and we caused some of our pain turning the ball over." 

Widnes coach Denis Betts said: "Poor execution let us down and we looked a tired side at times.

"They rolled us round the ruck and it wasn't pretty at times.

"It wasn't a great game and Warrington will also have to play a lot better than that."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 68: TRY! scored for Warrington by Matty Russell
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 50: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 45: TRY! scored for Warrington by Joe Philbin
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 34: TRY! scored for Warrington by Morgan Smith
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 27: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ashton Sims
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 11: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Hill
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • Key Performers

    Chris Hill

    Metres 183
    5 5

    Matthew Russell

    Metres 166
    5 5

    Matt Whitley

    Tackles 52
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 10
    Widnes Vikings 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 10
    Widnes Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1520
    Widnes Vikings 1183

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 188
    Widnes Vikings 168

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 300
    Widnes Vikings 374

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 13
    Widnes Vikings 10

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 9
    Widnes Vikings 10

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Widnes Vikings 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joe Philbin 1 0 20 6 0 3 0 12 117 9.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Smith 1 1 24 4 2 0 1 4 23 5.75 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashton Sims 1 1 30 1 2 0 0 18 139 7.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Hill 1 0 24 2 0 1 0 20 183 9.15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Matthew Russell 1 0 3 0 1 3 0 17 166 9.76 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Bailey 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Wilde 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 16 4 0 1 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 29 3 0 1 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Currie 0 1 19 3 1 3 2 16 121 7.56 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 21 3 2 2 0 6 36 6.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Declan Patton 0 0 3 0 1 1 4 9 55 6.11 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0
    Kurt Gidley 0 1 28 5 0 0 4 11 66 6.00 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1
    Rhys Evans 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 9 78 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 14 3 3 0 0 6 84 14.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Toby King 0 0 20 5 2 0 0 13 85 6.54 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 9 0 0 6 1 16 144 9.00 1 5 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joe Mellor 1 0 16 0 1 2 0 10 52 5.20 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Thompson 1 0 7 0 1 1 0 7 47 6.71 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 10 93 9.30 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 12 103 8.58 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Dean 0 0 31 6 2 0 0 3 18 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 1 0 0 2 6 0 15 111 7.40 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 9 1 0 1 3 15 74 4.93 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 27 1 1 1 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lloyd White 0 0 27 3 0 0 0 5 20 4.00 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 20 3 1 0 0 15 120 8.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Matt Whitley 0 1 52 13 2 0 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Chris Houston 0 0 29 10 0 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Hep Cahill 0 0 43 10 5 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 29 4 1 1 0 8 75 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 17 2 2 2 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 36 9 3 0 0 7 31 4.43 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Connor Farrell 0 0 25 5 1 0 0 15 111 7.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties