Widnes Vikings 16-28 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 9th March 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 5

16-28 FT

HT: 0 14

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halton Stadium

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Joe Mellor, Matt Whitley, Stefan Marsh,

  • Goals
    Tom Gilmore 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Ryan Hinchcliffe, Jake Mamo, Ollie Roberts, Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants picked up their first away win of the Betfred Super League season with a workmanlike 28-16 victory at rain-soaked Widnes Vikings.

The Giants were looking to fire up their year after only picking up two points from their first four outings and they proved too good despite a late Vikings fightback.

Huddersfield were 14-0 up at half-time after Jake Mamo and Ryan Hinchliffe crossed and further tries from Oliver Roberts and Jermaine McGilvary appeared to put the visitors out of sight.

Widnes rallied following prop Wellington Albert's red card with scores from Joe Mellor, Matt Whitley and Stefan Marsh but Danny Brough's two late penalties ended their hopes of a remakable comeback.

Giants head coach Rick Stone said: "The main thing is the two points and that is something we have lacked in the last few weeks.

"Away wins are tough and although we got to 24-0 I knew Widnes would come back at us. They did that and the three tries they got were disappointing but the best part about tonight’s performance is the win."

Widnes boss Denis Betts said: "We had a 40 per cent completion rate which says it all. We played dumb in the conditions and a few Danny Brough kicks caused us problems.

"They handled the conditions very well and we handled it very poorly. The first half was our worst performance this season by some way."

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 72: TRY! scored for Widnes by Stefan Marsh
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 66: TRY! scored for Widnes by Matt Whitley
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 64: TRY! scored for Widnes by Joe Mellor
  • 61: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 50: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 11: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 3: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • Key Performers

    Matt Whitley

    Tackles 51
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 3
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 2
    Huddersfield Giants 6

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1097
    Huddersfield Giants 1171

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 154
    Huddersfield Giants 156

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 356
    Huddersfield Giants 296

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 9
    Huddersfield Giants 0

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 9
    Huddersfield Giants 10

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 5
    Huddersfield Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matt Whitley 1 0 51 15 2 3 0 11 64 5.82 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 1 1 15 0 2 4 6 16 69 4.31 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Stefan Marsh 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 9 92 10.22 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Wellington Albert 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Wilde 0 0 26 7 0 2 1 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Olbison 0 0 35 8 1 1 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 17 2 2 0 0 6 50 8.33 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Houston 0 0 42 7 3 0 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Chris Dean 0 0 28 4 0 2 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 22 2 0 0 0 4 38 9.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 28 6 1 0 0 7 36 5.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 26 6 1 1 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Gilmore 0 1 18 3 3 1 4 9 43 4.78 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 12 88 7.33 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 20 3 1 3 0 13 101 7.77 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 13 1 1 3 0 9 138 15.33 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Rhys Hanbury 0 1 8 0 0 7 0 15 100 6.67 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 16 116 7.25 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 1 0 5 1 2 2 1 10 76 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 20 2 2 1 0 12 76 6.33 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 35 9 2 0 0 13 55 4.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 17 1 7 2 0 10 104 10.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wood 0 0 15 2 1 1 0 4 40 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 1 23 3 4 4 1 11 42 3.82 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 17 2 3 0 8 5 39 7.80 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 21 4 2 4 0 13 117 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 23 4 1 0 0 5 32 6.40 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 18 2 2 1 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 26 4 2 1 0 14 108 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 21 4 0 0 0 3 40 13.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 29 6 0 1 0 12 111 9.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 5 43 8.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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