Warrington continue recovery with Widnes win


Warrington Wolves continued their recovery from a horror start to the Super League season with a 19-10 win at bottom club Widnes Vikings.

Last season's beaten Grand Finalists lost their first six games of the new campaign but, after a battling draw with Hull FC, claimed their first win by beating Leeds Rhinos last time out.

And they maintained that upward momentum on Thursday thanks largely to a dominant first-half performance, which saw them run in three tries to Widnes' one.

Minus England international Ben Westwood due to a four-game ban, Warrington fell behind early when Stefan Marsh profited from a Wolves handling error.

But Tom Lineham went over out wide to level matters before Jack Hughes dummied his way through for Warrington's second, which was added to as Joe Philbin powered his way over and Declan Patton converted a drop goal.

Charly Runciman dotted down from a Rhys Hanbury grubber kick to trim the gap to seven points, but Warrington withstood the subsequent pressure from the hosts and Patton converted a late penalty to put the game beyond doubt.

Warrington remain in the bottom four with five points but are now just two adrift of eighth-placed St Helens, while Widnes have returned just three points from their opening nine games.