Widnes Vikings 24-32 Wigan Warriors

Friday 27th April 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 13

24-32 FT

HT: 18 4

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halton Stadium

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Ryan Ince (2), Tom Olbison, Jay Chapelhow,

  • Goals
    Tom Gilmore (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Morgan Escare, Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess, Ryan Sutton, Willie Isa, Taulima Tautai,

  • Goals
    Sam Powell (4),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors forward Ryan Sutton barged over for the game-winning score as the visitors completed a stunning five-try second-half comeback at Widnes Vikings.

The Vikings appeared to be on their way to a shock win and their first in five Betfred Super League games after they deservedly led 18-4 at the break thanks to three well-worked tries from Tom Olbison, Jay Chapelhow and Ryan Ince.

But the Warriors stormed back in the second period, hitting the home side with three quick-fire tries that gave them the confidence to get the job done late on through Sutton and Taulima Tautai as they ran out 32-24 winners.

Wigan dragged themselves back in it with an opportunist score out wide from Joe Burgess, Morgan Escare danced around four Widnes tacklers to score a masterful solo effort, then former Viking Willie Isa bulldozed his way through to score to lay the platform for victory.

Wigan boss Shaun Wane says there was no hysterics at half-time.

“We were calm at half-time,” Wane said. “We had a bit of a lesson in the first half and we got ourselves in trouble but we fixed it. I thought Widnes were outstanding today, especially considering Widnes have so many injuries.

“The players understood what I was saying, they all agreed that we needed to improve. Widnes threw a lot at us like they always do. They are busting with injuries but they put us under pressure.

“We had a poor 40 minutes and still found a way to win so I’m very pleased.”

Widnes head coach Denis Betts cut a despondent figure after the game as his players ran out of steam at a crucial stage.

He said: “It’s tough to be the best side for 70 minutes and then lose. We never gave up but there are some tough players in their side that know how to win and they keep coming after you.

“They scored three quick tries and then it was game on for them. We got done in a few patches.”

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 78: TRY! scored for Wigan by Taulima Tautai
  • 74: TRY! scored for Widnes by Ryan Ince
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wigan by Ryan Sutton
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 54: TRY! scored for Wigan by Willie Isa
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 51: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 49: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 37: TRY! scored for Widnes by Ryan Ince
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 33: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jay Chapelhow
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 16: TRY! scored for Widnes by Tom Olbison
  • 11: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • Key Performers

    Joel Tomkins

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Morgan Escare

    Metres 159
    5 5

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres 155
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 4
    Wigan Warriors 6

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 4
    Wigan Warriors 4

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1261
    Wigan Warriors 1371

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 168
    Wigan Warriors 183

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 341
    Wigan Warriors 321

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 8
    Wigan Warriors 15

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 8
    Wigan Warriors 10

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 6
    Wigan Warriors 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Ince 2 0 3 0 2 4 0 15 83 5.53 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Chapelhow 1 0 17 5 0 1 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 1 0 38 6 2 0 0 8 46 5.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 21 5 4 1 0 10 77 7.70 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 21 7 2 0 0 13 100 7.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 15 4 0 1 0 16 120 7.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Wilde 0 0 40 5 1 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 24 5 2 1 0 17 112 6.59 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Greg Burke 0 0 32 4 2 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lloyd White 0 0 24 3 10 1 0 9 92 10.22 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 41 10 0 0 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Craven 0 1 17 0 0 1 4 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Gilmore 0 0 15 1 6 0 6 5 14 2.80 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 105 17.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 2 10 1 2 3 0 5 51 10.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 15 3 1 0 0 10 71 7.10 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 1 7 0 2 5 0 15 155 10.33 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Gildart 1 2 8 0 2 1 0 11 108 9.82 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Escare 1 0 7 1 1 7 0 14 159 11.36 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0
    Joe Burgess 1 0 2 1 1 5 0 11 87 7.91 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 1 0 34 10 1 3 0 16 104 6.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 1 0 24 7 5 1 0 12 144 12.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Taulima Tautai 1 1 34 11 0 6 0 14 115 8.21 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 18 1 1 4 0 14 78 5.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Marshall 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 11 60 5.45 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 2 16 0 1 3 6 15 105 7.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Sam Powell 0 1 28 6 3 1 4 10 49 4.90 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1
    Tony Clubb 0 0 33 2 2 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 28 3 0 0 0 7 29 4.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 14 4 0 0 0 8 73 9.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 15 68 4.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Josh Ganson 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 28 8 0 4 0 11 85 7.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 17 3 0 1 0 6 47 7.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties