Widnes 3rds 35Christleton 15
CHRISTLETON’S hopes to build on their previous week’s success and pull clear of the Miller Homes League Division Four West danger zone were dashed by their Cheshire neighbours on Saturday.
As soon as the match got underway, the visitors, featuring the bare minimum 15 players, were on the back foot and heavily camped in their own 22.
It seemed only a matter of time before Widnes opened the scoring, with two converted tries duly following.
A further penalty extended their advantage and at this stage, Christleton looked in trouble. But, with steadfast resolve, the Plough Lane outfit, who are still to record back-to-back wins this season, raised their game and secured a penalty deep inside the home team’s half which was kicked by Dave Taylor.
Great link play following the restart involving the forwards and backs then presented an opportunity for Chris Lightfoot, who used skill and awareness to capitalise on missed tackles and cruise into open space before outpacing the opposition wing and fullback to score, narrowing the deficit to 17-8.
Christleton sensed a comeback, but the game was taken away from then when a pass was intercepted and Widnes ran through for a killer try which they easily converted.