Widnes Vikings claimed their second Championship win after a 44-6 win over Whitehaven at the DCBL Stadium.
Widnes eventually took the lead after 19 minutes. Brad O’Neill went from dummy half from short range and scored. Ste Tyrer scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.
The Vikings extended that lead just past the half-hour. Tyrer scored a penalty after Whitehaven were penalised for a ball steal.
Widnes were able to grab their second try before the break. Adam Lawton managed to step through a gap and go over. Tyrer added the conversion.
The hosts managed a crucial third try just five minutes into the second half. Danny Craven was able to spot a gap and get over for the try. Tyrer added the conversion.
Just a few minutes later, Craven was at it again. His dummy deceived Gregg McNally, and the stand off was able to go over for his second. Tyrer was on target again with the conversion attempt.
Whitehaven then managed to get a try to show for their efforts. Jake Bradley took in a short ball and went over by the posts. Lachlan Walmsley scored the conversion.
However, Widnes soon led by 26 again. This time it was Will Tilleke who powered over close to the posts. Tyrer scored the conversion once again.
Widnes extended that lead 10 minutes later. Jack Owens got the ball and barged through a couple of tackle attempts to get over. Tyrer scored the conversion.
There was time for one more Widnes try, as Lawton managed to power through a gap and get over. Tyrer ended the afternoon with a perfect kicking record.
Both sides are back in action next Sunday. Widnes travel to Oldham, while Whitehaven travel to Sheffield Eagles.
Widnes Vikings: Jack Owens, Jayden Hatton, Ste Tyrer, Jake Spedding, Deon Cross, Danny Craven, Joe Lyons, Matt Cook, Brad O’Neill, Kenny Baker, Shane Grady, Adam Lawton, Matty Smith.
Subs: Paul Clough, Connor Dwyer, Owen Farnworth, Will Tilleke.
Head Coach: Simon Finningan.
Whitehaven: Gregg McNally, Lachlan Walmsley, Christopher Taylor, Jason Mossop, Jesse Joe Parker, Karl Dixon, Nikau Williams, Thomas Walker, Aiden Roden, Andrew Dawson, Ellis Gillam, Liam Cooper, Thomas Wilkinson.
Subs: Jake Bradley, Ronan Michael, James Newton, Oscar Thomas.
Head Coach: Gary Charlton.