Warrington Past Meetings

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18th July 2017

Widnes Vikings take on local rivals Warrington Wolves in the final regular season game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday 20th July, KO 8pm.

The Vikings will be look to head into the Super League Qualifiers in good form and will be wanting to put in a good performance to lead them into the next stage of the competition. 

Therefore, to whet the appetite, we take a look back at memorable previous victories over the Wolves since the Club’s return to Super League in 2012. 

 

2015 - Widnes Vikings 30-10 Warrington Wolves

A Kevin Brown inspired Vikings side were able to overturn Tony Smith’s side at the Select Security Stadium to inflict a third straight loss for the Wolves in Widnes. 

Despite an early score from Ben Westwood, Denis Betts’ side rallied to lead 14-6 at the break, which they would eventually win. 

Firstly, Cameron Phelps crossed in the left corner after good work from Kevin Brown and Rhys Hanbury put the Australian centre into space to score. Brown then produced a wonderful kick, which Stefan Marsh got onto the end of to touch down before a cut-out pass from Hanbury to Marsh handed the winger a brace before the half-time break.

The Vikings’ control of the game moved into the second half, and Lloyd White managed to muscle over from close range. The dominance would continue, and Kevin Brown was rewarded with a try with a nice dummy to fool the Wolves defence and go over.

Ben Currie crossed for Warrington to cut the deficit slightly, but Jack Owens crowned a brilliant performance by collecting a Brown cut-out pass to beat Ben Currie and finish well in the corner.

Widnes: Hanbury; Marsh, Dean, Phelps, Owens; Brown, Mellor; Dudson, White, O'Carroll, Tickle, Galea, Leuluai. Replacements: Gerrard, Heremaia, Manuokafoa, Whitley.

Warrington: Ratchford; Penny, Monaghan, Atkins, Russell; Bridge, O'Brien; Hill, Higham, Sims, Currie, Westwood, Harrison. Replacements: Clark, Asotasi, England, Laithwaite.

 

2014 - Widnes Vikings 28-14 Warrington Wolves 

Widnes Vikings produced an emphatic performance to beat Warrington at the Select Security Stadium in July 2014. 

The Vikings opened up a 16-0 early in the first half to gain control of this fixture.

Firstly, Jack Owens sneaked in at the corner after a Brown cut-out pass found him, and he beat Ormsby to score. Then Hanbury crossed after he charged onto a Hep Cahill pass to dive over, and finally Paddy Flynn was able to get the better of Ryan Atkins to score in the corner after a nice flick pass from Hanbury in the build-up.

Cameron Phelps was the next to cross for the Vikings, as Gene Ormsby’s pass to his support player following a break was dropped and picked up by Flynn. Paddy broke into space and pass out left to Phelps to stroll in untouched. 

Tony Smith’s side did respond through efforts from Ryan Atkins and now a Viking, Chris Bridge, but Jack Owens pushed the game beyond doubt with a nice try to seal a well deserved win, with Ben Currie scoring late on to act as a consolation.

Widnes: Hanbury, Owens, Phelps, Marsh, Flynn, Brown, Mellor, Cahill, Clarke, Gerrard, Galea, Tickle, Leuluai. Replacements: Allen, Kavanagh, Isa, Carberry.

Warrington: Russell, Ormsby, Ratchford, Atkins, R. Evans, C. Bridge, O'Brien, Hill, Higham, England, Currie, Westwood, Wood. Replacements: Asotasi, Riley, Dwyer, Philbin.

 

2013 - Widnes Vikings 38-22 Warrington Wolves

Rhys Hanbury and Paddy Flynn both scored twice as Widnes Vikings earned their third win of the 2013 season against Warrington Wolves. 

The Vikings had been beaten 62-4 the week before by Wigan Warriors, but Denis Betts’ side responded in the best possible manner with a resounding victory at the Select Security Stadium.

The Vikings led 12-6 at the break through tries from Patrick Ah Van and Rhys Hanbury. Ah Van was able to cross as the Vikings moved the ball from right-to-left and Hock’s cut-out pass found Patrick to step and dive over. 

Chris Riley levelled the scores as good hands inside him gave the winger to opportunity to finish well in the corner, but the Vikings would take a lead into the break. Jon Clarke darted out from dummy half, and then fired a flat, bullet pass to Hanbury who broke the Warrington line and evaded the tackle of Stefan Ratchford to score. 

Warrington responded well after the break, and tries from Rhys Evans and Richie Myler allowed Tony Smith’s side to take the lead. 

Paddy Flynn would then cross, as the Vikings would keep the ball alive and found the winger, who sneaked in despite pressure from Atkins. Hanbury then scored a wonderful solo effort as he charged onto a Hep Cahill pass to break, and then rounded Ratchford to score and put the Vikings back in-front. 

Lloyd White then supported a Chris Dean break to score from 40 metres to stretch the lead further, as Riley’s second try for Warrington acted as a consolation try. The Vikings would have the final say of the afternoon as Paddy Flynn scored in the corner after White had made an initial break. 

Widnes: Briscoe; Flynn, Dean, Isa, Ah Van; Hanbury, Mellor; Cross, Clarke, O'Carroll, Allen, Hock, Cahill. Replacements: Pickersgill, Gerrard, White, Winterstein.

Warrington: Ratchford; Riley, Atkins, Evans, J. Monaghan; O'Brien, Myler; Carvell, Higham, Hill, Grix, Westwood, Cooper. Replacements: Waterhouse, Harrison, Wood, Currie.

 

 

2013 - Warrington Wolves 6-16 Widnes Vikings

Widnes Vikings produced a brilliant backs against the wall performance to win 16-6 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, despite having Hep Cahill sent off in the first half. 

Simon Grix grabbed an early try for the home side to score his 50th try in his career before Cahill saw red for a high shot on Brett Hodgson. Grant Gore was then taken off after suffering a serious knee injury to reduce the numbers available to Denis Betts for the remainder of the game to 14. 

The Vikings responded well, though, as Jack Owens collected a brilliant Brown kick on the bounce to touch down in the corner to reduce the deficit at the break to two points.

After the break, the Vikings continued to rally, and scored 12 unanswered points in the second half. Firstly, Patrick Ah Van was able to dive over in the corner after a looping cut-out pass was held by the winger and he put the Vikings in front for the first time in the match.

Despite their man advantage, Warrington were held out through brilliant defence, and a second try for Jack Owens to extend their lead over the Wolves to 10 points. Hanbury offloaded brilliantly to Mellor to break down field, and the half-backs kick into space on the right hand side bounced up perfectly for Owens to run onto and slide over the try line to hand the Vikings a famous victory at the home of their local rivals.

Warrington: Hodgson, Riley, Bridge, Grix, J Monaghan, Ratchford, M Monaghan, Wood, Higham, Hill, Waterhouse, Westwood, McCarthy. Replacements: Harrison, Cooper, Dwyer, Laithwaite

Widnes: Hanbury, Owens, Phelps, Winterstein, Ah Van, Brown, Mellor, O'Carroll, Gore, Kavanagh, Allen, Leuluai, Cahill. Replacements: Joseph, Lawton, Isa, Craven

Sent Off: Cahill.

Tickets for the Warrington game are available to purchase. Tickets for this game can be bought from the Vikings Superstore, located within Tesco Extra, Widnes, or by calling the ticketline on 0151 495 2250. Click here for full ticket information.

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