Widnes Vikings 38-16 London Broncos

Saturday 16th September 2017
KO: 15:15 - Round: 6

38-16 FT

HT: 22 6

Official: J Child

Venue: Halton Stadium

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Matt Whitley, Lloyd White, Danny Craven 2, Charly Runciman, Joe Mellor 2,

  • Goals
    Lloyd White 3, Tom Gilmore 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Mark Ioane, Jarrod Sammut, Kieran Dixon,

  • Goals
    Jarrod Sammut 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Alex
Walker
Rhys
Williams
Elliot
Kear
Apirana
Pewhairangi
Kieran
Dixon
Jarrod
Sammut
William
Barthau
Eddie
Battye
Andy
Ackers
Mark
Ioane
Matty
Gee
Jay
Pitts
Matt
Davis
Tom
Spencer
James
Cunningham
Matt
Garside
Lewis
Bienek

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings gave their Betfred Super League survival hopes a massive boost with a straightforward 38-16 victory over London Broncos.

Vikings hooker Lloyd White grabbed a 10-point haul and Danny Craven and Joe Mellor both touched down twice as Widnes had too much power for their visitors.

London deservedly went ahead through Mark Ioane but Widnes looked to reply immediately and Ryan Ince went close but he bounced the ball over the line.

The tide turned against London soon after William Barthou and White swapped blows. Matt Whitley got the score Widnes were desperately after as he sprinted in from a Mellor pass.

White then scooted over before Mellor delivered a lovely ball to Craven who finished off well for another Vikings try.

London shot themselves in the foot after 34 minutes as Matty Gee cleaned out Welsh international White before being sent to the sin bin.

Widnes made hay and capped off their half in style, running in another try in the closing seconds of the 40 minutes as Charly Runciman barged over and Tom Gilmore sent in Craven for his second soon after the break.

Jarrod Sammut got one back for the visitors to make it 26-12 with 25 minutes to play but London had little left.

Mellor was next to cross on his 150th Widnes appearance. Things got easier for the Vikings when James Cunningham was binned after referee James Child had put the Broncos on a team warning.

Kieran Dixon grabbed a consolation as London finished with a flurry but Mellor had the final say with a last-minute try.

Widnes head coach Denis Betts said: "We scored some good tries and put in some solid defensive efforts.

"We knew they liked to play and they had some dangerous players, but we felt we had control of the first half. We built some pressure and maintained field position and we built up a strong lead."

London boss Andrew Henderson said: "If we were to beat a Super League team away we had to be a lot better than we were.

"We didn’t tick any boxes and got what we deserved. We still have one game to go and we need to keep going and not go soft."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 79: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 66: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 59: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 50: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 50: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • 42: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • 40: TRY! scored for Widnes by Charly Runciman
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 34: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 26: TRY! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 22: TRY! scored for Widnes by Matt Whitley
  • 10: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Mark Ioane
  • 10: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Jarrod Sammut
  • Key Performers

    Ryan Ince

    Metres 166
    6 6

    Hep Cahill

    Metres 156
    6 6
    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 14
    London Broncos 6

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 10
    London Broncos 4

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1325
    London Broncos 1071

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 159
    London Broncos 167

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 313
    London Broncos 363

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 8
    London Broncos 20

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 9
    London Broncos 13

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 7
    London Broncos 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joe Mellor 2 2 21 5 3 4 2 9 43 4.78 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Craven 2 0 6 0 1 5 3 13 119 9.15 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Whitley 1 0 36 7 1 2 0 12 93 7.75 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lloyd White 1 0 18 1 1 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 3 0 0 3 3 1 0
    Charly Runciman 1 0 11 1 3 3 0 7 61 8.71 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Danny Walker 0 0 17 3 1 3 0 5 67 13.40 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 19 4 1 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 33 8 2 0 0 18 156 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 20 3 1 0 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Houston 0 1 27 4 3 1 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 22 1 0 1 0 16 140 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 33 5 1 0 0 8 72 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Tom Gilmore 0 2 17 0 5 0 7 5 31 6.20 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Ryan Ince 0 0 6 0 2 4 0 13 166 12.77 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 12 92 7.67 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 13 122 9.38 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 9 3 2 5 1 13 68 5.23 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jarrod Sammut 1 1 21 1 4 2 4 7 25 3.57 1 2 2 0 2 1 2 0
    Mark Ioane 1 0 27 2 2 1 0 17 115 6.76 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Api Pewhairangi 0 1 9 0 0 2 1 14 98 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Elliott Kear 0 0 24 5 2 2 0 11 89 8.09 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Williams 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 12 67 5.58 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Walker 0 0 11 1 2 3 0 17 73 4.29 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 1
    William Barthau 0 0 22 1 5 0 3 2 1 0.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Eddie Battye 0 0 25 6 2 3 0 19 95 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Andrew Ackers 0 0 17 2 0 2 1 1 36 36.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Gee 0 0 32 4 1 3 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Jay Pitts 0 0 28 3 3 0 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Davis 0 0 50 12 3 0 0 8 39 4.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tom Spencer 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Cunningham 0 0 29 2 1 1 0 5 43 8.60 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Garside 0 0 22 3 2 0 0 4 35 8.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Lewis Bienek 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 8 79 9.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

    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