Dragons and Widnes draw

Catalans and Widnes have shared the spoils in a gritty 14-14 encounter in Perpignan.

Played in heavy rain and mud, the Vikings fought back to draw with their French opponents.

Widnes have yet to win a game this season and their hunt for a victory rolls on. But they can heart from a comeback that snared a point.

Brayden Wiliame got the first try of the game, crossing in the sixth minute off a pass from Ben Garcia. Luke Walsh converted to make it 6-0.

Six minutes later they were in again, this time through Richie Myler. Walsh added the extras to make it 12-0.

In the 30th minute they added another two points through a penalty.

In dire conditions it proved to be a vital lead.

But right before half-time the Vikings struck, Patrick Ah Van barging over off an inside line. It made it 14-6 at the interval.

As the rain poured Widnes got some luck when Thomas Bosc slipped and dropped a grubber right in the path og Tom Obilson to score in the 48th minute.

Rhys Hanbury couldn’t convert it so the score stayed at 14-10.

Both teams struggled to find space or hold on to the ball in the slush.

And then in the 74th minute Hanbury pounced on a grubber to tie it up, but he could not add the extras.

The match ended in a draw with Luke Walsh missing a drop goal in the final minute.

 

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