Thompson happy with Vikings win, calls for more consistency during run-in

Widnes’ Corey Thompson scored a crucial try in their 36-10 win over Leigh Centurions last night.

The Australian had an impressive game for the Vikings, scoring two tries and running for 225 metres. He thought this was as close to a full performance as Widnes have produced.

“We’ve been unlucky with some of our losses in the past, so to come out in front of our home fans and play the full eighty and have a good game both in defence and with the ball – it’s quality,” he said. We are happy with the win.”

A fast start and quick end to the first half all but settled the game with the hosts building a four-try 20-0 lead at the break.

“That’s what we’ve got to look at doing every week, whether it’s top four or the bottom teams, we’ve got to come out, start fast and hopefully build a lead and keep maintaining that attacking shape throughout the game,” added Thompson.

“They (Leigh) pushed hard and were coming back and we had quality defence and that made it easier for us. I was lucky to pick the ball up and run away from them to help the boys out.”

Widnes moved off the bottom of the table with victory. Thompson is looking forward to the season’s end before returning to the NRL.

“It’s about building from where we finish,” he said. “We want to finish as high as we can and our job is to stay in Super League next year.

“It’s my last year here, but I definitely want to make sure that the club stays in Super League because it’s a great club and we deserve success here.”

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