Widnes 5, Vale of Lune 50: A MISERABLE defeat for bottom-placed Widnes who could not reproduce the form they had shown at leaders Winnington Park in Powergen North Two West the previous Saturday.
They were well in contention for the first half hour, however.
With Simon Alderson, Richie Barraclough and Ben Glover impressing in the forwards, the home side trailed only 7-0 to a try from second-row Farnworth, improved by Barnett.
Approaching half time, the Wids were dealt a double blow in three minutes.
Vale's speedy backs created space for winger Bryant to go under the posts.
Then, from the kick-off, a fine handling move created a huge gap and Lin went in on the left for a 19-0 half-time cushion.
Mally Koo replaced Nick Preston at half-time, but this failed to stop the rot. Within two minutes Vale had increased their lead to 24-0 after a pushover try.
Bryant promptly added his second try from what appeared to be a forward pass and at 31-0 the game was up.
Bryant then completed his hat-trick from an 80m counter attack.
The home side's efforts were finally rewarded when Borg picked up from a scrum, and scrum-half Andy O'Neill fed Mike Bowles who went in at the corner.
As they had done all afternoon, though, Vale immediately responded.
Bryant went in for his fourth try before Lune rounded things off with a touchdown from prop forward Sutcliffe. Sandbach 21 Widnes 2nd 19: Despite registering their fastest try of the season - straight from the kick-off - depleted Widnes were narrowly beaten.
However, they were just one kick away from levelling the scores - Wids were awarded a penalty from the last play of the game but the kick hit a post.
Brian Gill had got the visitors off to a flier. He intercepted Wids' kick-off and ran 40m for Leedam to convert.
Widnes dominated the early stages and mauled over for a second try, also improved by Leedam, after 10 minutes.
Despite solid Widnes tackling, Sand-bach launched a determined fightback which brought three converted tries in a devastating 20-minute spell.
Simon Bruce's individual brilliance gave them a slight chance of salvation as he evaded several tackles to score.