St Helens - Past Meetings

St Helens - Past Meetings

5th June 2017

Widnes Vikings take on St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday 9th June, kick-off 8pm. 

The Vikings will be looking to record their third successive win following the wins over Leeds Rhinos on Bank Holiday Monday and Catalans Dragons on Sunday. 

Therefore, to whet the appetite, we take a look back at memorable previous meetings with Friday's opponents down the years...


2013 - St Helens 28-35 Widnes Vikings

A brace from Vikings teenager Jack Owens helped the Vikings to a first ever Super League win over St Helens at Langtree Park. 

Tries from Steve Pickersgill, Jon Clarke, Stefan Marsh and a brace from Jack Owens put the Vikings in full control and lead 28-12 at the break. 

St Helens pushed in the second half and scored through Ade Gardner, Tony Puletua and Alex Walmsley, but a Danny Craven drop goal gave the Vikings enough breathing space to take the points at Langtree Park.

St Helens: Makinson; Gardner, Turner, Greenwood, Percival; Jones, Ashe; Perry, Howarth, Puletua, Laffranchi, Thompson, Wellens. Replacements: Hohaia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Manu, Walmsley.

Widnes: Owen; Flynn, Marsh, Phelps, Dean; K Brown, Mellor; Pickersgill, Clarke, O'Carroll, Hock, Winterstein, Allen. Replacements: Kavanagh, White, Craven, Joseph.


2014 - Widnes Vikings 40-26 St Helens

A Kevin Brown inspired Widnes Vikings knocked St Helens off the top of the Super League table with an emphatic win on Easter Monday at the Halton Stadium. 

Willie Isa and Rhys Hanbury put the Vikings 12-0 up, and Alex Gerrard scored in between tries from Sia Soliola, Mose Masoe and Paul Wellens to give the Vikings an 18-16 lead at the break. 

The home side regained their 12-point cushion after Hanbury grabbed his second and Paddy Flynn stepped inside to score. Saints tried to mount comebacks, but further tries from Chris Dean and MacGraff Leuluai ensured the Vikings would record their first home win over the Saints in Super League.

Widnes Vikings: Hanbury; Flynn, Dean, Phelps, Owens; Brown, Gore; Kavanagh, White, Johnson, Galea, Tickle, Leuluai. Replacements: Cahill, Isa, Lawton, Gerrard.

St Helens: Hohaia; Makinson, Wheeler, Jones, Dawson; Wellens, Wilkin; Masoe, Fozard, Walker, Greenwood, Soliola, Thompson. Replacements: Tilley, Savelio, Hand, McCarthy-Scarsbrook.


2015 - St Helens 16-20 Widnes Vikings

Widnes Vikings scored two late tries in the final 10 minutes to give Denis Betts’ side the Karalius Cup at Langtree Park. 

Paddy Flynn opened the scoring for the Vikings but were immediately hit back by second rower Joe Greenwood. The away side would go in leading at the interval however when Patrick Ah Van was able to cross to give them an 8-6 lead. 

With MacGraff Leuluai in the sin-bin, St Helens took advantage as Adam Swift and James Roby were able to cross against the 12-men. 

The game looked to be out of sight for Denis Betts’ men, but they rallied and Dec hulme crossed twice in the final ten minutes to hand the Vikings the Karalius Cup.


2016 - St Helens 16-30 Widnes Vikings

Widnes Vikings were able to retain the Karalius Cup with a great win in the 2016 pre-season. It was the home side that started brighter and a Jon Wilkin 40/20 but the Saints in position, and Mark Percival was able to get over to open the scoring.

The Vikings responded well to going behind, and scored through Patrick Ah Van after an offload from Stefan Marsh. A Jordan Turner try was sandwiched in-between further  Vikings tries from Joe Mellor and Rhys Hanbury to give the away side a 16-10 lead.

The Vikings continued in similar vain in the second half, and tries from Hanbury and White further extended their lead, with Paddy Flynn rounding off proceedings with a nice finish in the corner after being set up by Bridge to give the Vikings a 30-16 win.


2017 - Widnes Vikings 16-14 St Helens

A late Patrick Ah Van try handed Widnes Vikings their first home win of the 2017 Betfred Super League season over St Helens.

The Vikings would strike first as Co-Captain Joe Mellor would get the ball down after picking up a loose pass that was patted back by the Saints towards their own try line. Theo Fages would respond quickly for the away side with a solo effort after juggling the ball close to the line, but was able to regather and score.

Ah Van would score his first of the night shortly afterwards after the Vikings shift the ball left and Runciman passed onto Ah Van who finished superbly in the corner. Matty Smith would level the scores just before the break as he dummied and muscled over from close range. 

The Saints would take the lead early in the second half with a penalty, but the Vikings weren't to be denied as Ah Van hit a Tom Gilmore drop off and powered his way over to hand the Vikings the two points.

Widnes: Hanbury, Thompson, Bridge, Runciman, Ah Van, Mellor, Gilmore, Dudson, Johnstone, Buchanan, Houston, Dean, Gerrard. Replacements: Whitley, Burke, J. Chapelhow, D. Walker.

St Helens: Bailey, Swift, Fleming, Percival, Grace, Fages, Smith, Richards, Lee, Amor, Taia, Wilkin, Thompson. Replacements: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Peyroux, Knowles.


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St Helens - Past Meetings