TWO-TRY skipper Paul Borg helped Widnes overcome the loss of prop Gary Moss with what appeared a badly-dislocated shoulder for a 36-15 defeat of Sefton in the second of the Heath Road club's four friendlies.

Number eight Borg caught the eye with his two touchdowns, after wing-forward Matty Buckle had gone in from close range.

The highlight, however, came in the last quarter.

A simple, flowing 40m move - involving both forwards and backs - was executed superbly and finished off by veteran winger Tommy Ledson at the corner.

The coaching staff rotated the 30-man squad over four quarters.

The team faces further warm-ups against Collegiate and Birchfield before entertaining Oldham in the Lancashire Trophy first round on September 2.

Chairman of rugby, Jimmy O'Neill said: 'It was another useful run out for the boys, and we are all very pleased with the progress to date.'

The game also gave the opportunity for the club's latest addition Craig Bennett to have his first run-out after signing during the week.

Bennett, a powerful inside centre, has played rugby in America, is a former Liverpool University player and a rugby league Cambridge Blue.

On the social scene, the club successfully held a good old fashioned sing-a-long at the weekend and organ-iser, club president George Street hopes to arrange a repeat.

Additionally, the club is to host a players reunion on Saturday October 21 - the same day as the first-team home game against Northwich.

This is to commemorate the first team's achievements in winning both the Lancashire Cup in 1976 and the Lancashire Trophy.

But Wids want to attract as many ex-players, friends and colleagues as possible back to the club to enjoy a pre-match buffet, the game, and an evening of good conversation. Further details regarding the event will be announced over the coming weeks and also posted on