Denis Betts praised Widnes Vikings’ refusal to give in after the recorded their first Super League win of the season with a hard-fought victory at Leigh on Saturday.
The injury-hit Vikings secured a deserved 37-24 success against the Centurions and Betts hopes it the result will spark a resurgence in his team’s fortunes.
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“To say it was a gutsy performance is an understatement – we had eleven probable starters sat in the stand and lost two players to concussion in the first twenty minutes,” said Betts.
“For the last twenty minutes I had no subs left – it was a massive effort.
“There is a dogged determination within the group and we had our backs to the wall. We started the game really well and found some rhythm and Tom Gilmore gave us some great direction on his return from injury at half-back.
“I’m hoping that as players start coming back in the next few weeks that the challenge for places will drive us on.
“You can’t underestimate how important this win is for us.”