WIDNES 40 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 17
Liverpool St Helens were comprehensively outplayed by Widnes in this South Lancashire/Cheshire One clash. Although they worked hard they found it hard to gain any sort of meaningful possession and when they did were completely devoid of ideas.
Clearly suffering from the absence of the regular half back pairing of Wilson and Filson they only showed their true form in snatches, nowhere near enough against a determined and speedy Widnes side.
It is no exaggeration to record that Widnes dominated the early exchanges with the first 35 minutes play taking place entirely in the LSH half. LSH defended heroically until the 22nd and 33rd minutes when Widnes scored their first two tries. 14-
Five minutes into the second half LSH scored again with a 70 yard interception try from Matt Cunliffe, 14-
Widnes scored another brace of tries in the last ten minutes, 40-
15 Cunliffe M 14 McBride 13 Rawsthorne 12 Cunliffe D 11 Hodson 10 Stanley 9 Burrows
1 Williamson 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Donlevy 5 Gore 6 Royle P 7 Thompson 8 Potter
Heywood 17 Bate Joseph 18 McCauley.