Widnes win against wonky Cas

Widnes have recorded back to back wins with a 38-28 victory over Castleford despite a late comeback from the Tigers.

Kevin Brown thought he had gone over for Widnes inside six minutes when Denny Solomona was caught within 10m of his own try line, but it was disallowed following a knock on after confirmation from the video referee.

Macgraff Leuluai did put the first points on the board for Widnes three minutes later, crossing over after Castleford’s Junior Moors dropped the ball.

The Vikings took a 10-0 lead courtesy of Patrick Ah Van touching down on the far side following the pass from Rhys Hanbury. The chance came about after Paddy Flynn dropped the ball on the opposite side.

Castleford Tigers moved back to within four, Flynn touching down on the near side after a great pass from Solomona. Luke Gale further reduced the gap by completing the conversion.

Chris Bridge made it 14-6 on the stroke of half-time touching down after Corey Thompson failed in his attempt to get over the whitewash.

Eight minutes into the second half and Flynn, who is on loan from Widnes, showed great footwork before going over for his second try after the pass from Adam Miller.

Widnes went 20-12 in front after 54 minutes, Ah Van touching down on the near side for his second try of the evening.

The Vikings scored another try three minutes later, Lloyd White going over following a high tackle from Castleford.

Widnes moved 20 points clear into the last quarter of the match, White crossing near the goal posts after some slack defending from the Tigers.

Two minutes later and Joe Mellor continued to put further daylight between the two sides, touching down after a 40 metre breakaway.

Moving into the last ten minutes and Larne Patrick reduced the deficit for Castleford, carrying the ball over at the near side.

Castleford reduced the gap to 16 points, Gale scoring a second try in as many minutes, after a great breakaway run by Solomona.

On 74 minutes the Tigers moved to within 10 points, Flynn scoring a hat-trick of tries after receiving the ball from Paul McShane.

Flynn almost went close to rounding off a late flurry for Castleford, but for a crunching interception from Ah Van.

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