Widnes Vikings 6-19 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 25th May 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 16

6-19 FT

HT: 2 16

Attendance: 3,681

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Halton Stadium

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Patrick Ah Van,

  • Goals
    Stefan Marsh,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone, Pauli Pauli, David Fifita,

  • Goals
    James Batchelor (3),

  • Drop Goals
    Jacob Miller,

Official Report / Commentary

Three first-half tries from Wakefield Trinity laid the platform for a battling 19-6 win over Widnes Vikings.

Chris Chester’s side were made to work hard for the two points after a commanding first-half display had put them well in charge.

Stefan Marsh put the injury-hit Vikings in front after nine minutes with a penalty but Trinity hit back as Pauli Pauli barged over with three defenders on his back.

Tom Johnstone and David Fifita added further first-half tries for the visitors.

But they never hit the afterburners required to pull away from the Vikings, who hit back with a try from Patrick Ah Van to give them a flicker of hope.

James Batchelor inched Wakefield closer to the finish line with a penalty 13 minutes from time and Jacob Miller had the final say with a one-pointer to seal his side's seventh Betfred Super League win of the season.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester said: "We made too many errors in the second half and too many missed tackles but the main thing was the win.

“Two points are very important at this time of year. I’d rather win ugly than lose pretty and tonight we had to grind it out.

“I just hope that this win now gives us that bit more confidence and a bit more belief.”

Widnes head coach Denis Betts said: "I’m fuming with some of the efforts of the players. 

“I don’t see the side that I see train. How can we be so poor? We could still be out there now and not score. It’s disappointing as the pressure in those types of games weighs us down."

  • 77: Goal scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 44: TRY! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 30: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 12: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Pauli Pauli
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Stefan Marsh
  • Key Performers

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres 166
    4 4
    Clean Breaks 3

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 165
    4 4

    Matt Whitley

    Offloads 4
    6 6

    Danny Craven

    Forty Twenty 1
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 1
    Wakefield Trinity 3

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 1
    Wakefield Trinity 3

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1230
    Wakefield Trinity 1284

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 177
    Wakefield Trinity 173

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 369
    Wakefield Trinity 343

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 9
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 7
    Wakefield Trinity 9

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 5
    Wakefield Trinity 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Patrick Ah Van 1 0 3 0 3 3 0 14 91 6.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 13 2 0 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Wellington Albert 0 0 14 3 3 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 25 1 0 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 40 6 3 0 0 15 119 7.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Sam Wilde 0 0 39 7 3 3 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 32 4 2 2 0 14 111 7.93 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
    Greg Burke 0 0 27 2 1 1 0 12 72 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 26 2 0 0 1 5 41 8.20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 37 11 0 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 21 1 2 4 0 17 94 5.53 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Joe Mellor 0 1 17 1 3 2 3 11 66 6.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 9 1 3 1 0 11 86 7.82 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 26 4 5 3 1 13 123 9.46 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Charly Runciman 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 4 0 2 0 7 14 100 7.14 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 7 1 0 9 0 15 166 11.07 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 1 0 18 2 0 2 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    David Fifita 1 0 27 5 0 5 0 15 125 8.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 16 1 0 2 0 17 137 8.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Bill Tupou 0 0 12 1 3 2 0 17 165 9.71 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 7 0 0 2 1 11 128 11.64 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 6 24 4.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 19 1 1 4 4 12 74 6.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 21 6 2 1 4 6 40 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 7 27 3.86 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 1 33 4 3 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 19 3 1 0 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 21 3 3 1 0 9 44 4.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    James Batchelor 0 0 49 10 3 0 0 9 59 6.56 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 20 3 0 1 0 3 18 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 33 5 2 2 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 13 3 0 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 2 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