Whitehaven’s poor form continues as Widnes ended their run of seven consecutive defeats in emphatic fashion running in ten tries including three for man of the match Matty Fozard. 

It was the perfect start for the visitors however as Josh Martin crossed after jumping high to collect a perfectly weighted kick from Nikau Williams. Martin collected high and was untouched in crossing the whitewash. Williams was able to add the conversion. 

The home side soon hit back however as Widnes scored the first of several tries down Whitehaven’s short side. The ball going through several pair of Vikings hands before landing in the hands of Sam Wilde who touched down. 

The next try saw the home side take the lead and one in which they never looked like surrendering. Marty Fozard was the benefactor when Matty Smith’s kick was collected by Joe Edge who found Fozard providing the perfect support for Edge to cross the whitewash. Tryer converted both tries for a six point gap. 

The visitors continued to knock on the door but despite having several sets on the Widnes try  line around the half hour mark they couldn’t break the defence. That was punished before the half time hooter. 

Haven allowed Widnes up the field after giving a penalty away for offside late on in the home side’s attacking set. The resulting set saw Owen Farnworth power his way for his first ever try in his first team career.

That was soon followed with a Joe Lyons try as Joe Edge collected a high kick and found the half back waiting in support. Tyrer converted both tries to keep up his one hundred percent record with the boot just before the half time break.

The first half was frustrating at times for the Haven camp but the second half would have had Haven head coach Jonty Gorley pulling his hair out 

The home side ran in another six tries in which Whitehaven couldn’t compete for the majority of the half and had limited field position and territory anywhere near the Vikings line 

Four tries in the opening twenty minutes of the half compounded the visitors misery. Firstly they were caught with another kick over the top this time from Joe Lyons  which bounced kindly for Joe Edge who showed Josh Martin a clean pair of heels to touchdown. 

Matty Fozard then completed his hat-rick with his second and third tries being dummy half runs and very soft tries to concede with Callum Field also crossing for a try on his debut following signing on loan from Haven’s next opponents Featherstone Rovers. Ste Tyrer converted all four tries to maintain his perfect record. 

Tyrer then crossed for a try of his own on the left hand side in which he was unable to convert but the damage was well done by then as the fifth point mark was brought up. 

The visitors did score two consolation tries as they showed some attacking rugby with offloads playing big parts in Karl Dixon and then on loan Hull winger Harvey Barron scoring. Williams could only convert Dixon’s try.

However fittingly the home side had the final say in the match as Josh Martin couldn’t keep hold of the kick off and from the resulting scrum Lloyd Roby had a huge gap to cross into as the hooter sounded with Tyrer not being able to add the extras.