Super League: Widnes Vikings cut down Warrington Wolves
Last Updated: 29/03/13 6:13pm
Jon Clarke shackles Warrington prop Gareth Carvell
Rhys Hanbury and Paddy Flynn scored two tries apiece as Widnes shocked Warrington 38-22 in their Good Friday derby clash.
The Vikings also ran in tries from Patrick Ah Van and Lloyd White, while Ah Van kicked seven goals.
The Wolves may have been expecting a comfortable afternoon following Wigan's 62-4 defeat of Widnes last week, but the Vikings had other ideas and constructed a deserved victory on a dominant forward pack.
Widnes edged the first half 12-6 and it was deserved as they played the better rugby with Warrington coming up with a host of uncharacteristic errors.
Tries from Ah Van and Hanbury had inched Widnes ahead at half-time, with only a Chris Riley effort in response from the Wolves after what was a poor 40 minutes from the Challenge Cup holders.
However the Wolves came out clearly fired-up and Rhys Evans brought the teams level before Richie Myler put Warrington 18-12 in front.
Widnes hit back, as Flynn squeezed in at the corner.
The goal kickers had not missed by this stage and Ah Van struck a penalty goal to extend his haul after Gareth Carvell was penalised for a swinging arm.
That penalty inspired Widnes and gave them confidence to press on, and Cahill sent in Hanbury for a well-worked try, and then Chris Dean scorched through to send in Lloyd White for a decisive score.
Riley hauled one back for Warrington but it was merely a consolation, as Flynn had the final say at the death to put the gloss on victory for the jubilant hosts.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round nine
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Wakefield coach Richard Agar expects his side to be handed the points after the game with Castleford was abandoned.
Wakefield Wildcats defeated Castleford Tigers 37-16 in a match abandoned seven minutes before the end.
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