WIDNES 24 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 38
Liverpool St Helens put the two early season defeats behind them with a convincing win at Widnes. Showing a good deal more know-
Powered by an outstanding display from skipper Darren Wilson at scrum half, backed up by the experienced Matt Cunliffe at centre, they controlled the game for over seventy minutes, only succumbing to two late scores from Widnes, as is so often the case on these occasions.
The game got off to a frenzied start with a Widnes forward sent off for foul play after three minutes followed soon after by LSH full back Dan Filson carried off on a stretcher after injuring his left leg.
Thankfully the game settled down and Widnes took the lead after 16 minutes with an unconverted try. 5-
Widnes came out with renewed determination in the second half and reduced the arrears with a try from close range, 12-
Meanwhile behind the posts a stricken Dan Filson watched on from his stretcher whilst waiting for the ambulance. LSH would like to thank the two lads, Carl and Steve, from local Widnes Rugby League side West Bank for looking after him brilliantly during this time.
Subsequently Widnes ran in two more tries but by then LSH could begin to feel satisfied and just a bit relieved that their ADM Lancashire Premier League campaign was now under way.
15 Filson 14 McBride 13 Cunliffe M 12 Richardson 11. Zaki 10 Morris 9 Wilson (capt) 1 Gore 2 Bonati 3 Fryer 4 Royle
5 Donlevy 6 Houlton 7 Thompson 8 Webster. 16 Heywood 17 Burrows 18 Rawsthorne 19 Holland