Widnes Vikings 28 Halifax 30
A very close and entertaining game for both sets of fans, only won in the dying minutes by a very good Halifax side.
The difference for me between these teams was the strong and more experienced forwards of Halifax, Gene, Aizue, Larder and Wrench in particular, ably led by Sean Penkywicz who scored a well constructed try brought about by mistakes made by Widnes, because of the pressure of the Halifax forwards.
Branighan for Halifax was always testing the Widnes threequarters with his kicking game, turning them around and not letting them settle into going forward as early as they would have liked.
The young Widnes lads will have learned valuable lessons from this game which I am sure will stand them in good stead for the rest of the season.
A game strewn with errors from both teams but never the less nail biting right untill the end. With performances like this I expect both of these teams to be contesting the Northern Rail and the Championship Grand Finals, with maybe Barrow trying to get in there somewhere.