Vikings narrow win
By the Marra
Haven 14 (8-4) 16 Widnes
HAVEN had Widnes by
the scruff of the neck at half-time, but with a little help from
the ref. the Vikings came back and tragically robbed us in the
last ten minutes. Leroy Joe and Aaron Lester at times were carrying
the team on their shoulders.
It seemed ominous when Widnes scored first in the first five
minutes. But then Haven played a brilliant game in both defence
and attack. Thanks to an opener from Lester the spirit and run
of play went to Haven right up to half way. Mark Wallace capped
it with a second. Tragically Howard Hill had to be carried off
with a torn ligament the pace of the game was so fast in the
brilliant spring sunshine.
Both Haven conversions were missed, as was Kirkbride's kicking
talent at this stage in the game.
After the turn round Widnes scraped in a penalty. Soon after
Seeds showed faults, perhaps as result of earlier knock, and
eventually Widnes slipped through for a try. Hero of the terraces
for a spell then was Spence Miller who wove a way through at
the Kells end after things had hung in the balance for an eternity.
Haven then looked the winners, but an obvious chip through under
the sticks meant Widnes had an easy conversion and ther narrowest
Every Haven player (But especially Leroy Joe and Aran Lester)
was determined to win and the loss was cruel end to a winning
run. The game was marred by numerous dangerous high tackles that
should have been better policed..