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Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston.

Mark Aston’s team were stung by three second-half tries in ten minutes before responding with consolations courtesy of James Glover and Travis Corion.

Ryan Millar scored the Eagles’ lone try of the hotly contested first period as Widnes led 10-6 at the break.

Robbie Ward made his first league appearance of the year while Bobby Tyson-Wilson started alongside Matt James at No. 1.

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Corion was given the go-ahead for a second outing on the wing while Aston named Harry Tyson-Wilson on the bench.

Widnes opened the scoring in the 16th minute thanks to Shane Grady. The rear rower propelled at close range and Steve Tyrer was on hand to add the extras.

Sheffield responded with an essay of their own. It all started from scratch when an attacking error from Widnes put the ball in the hands of Millar, who sprinted 90m to the try line. Izaac Farrell leveled things off with a conversion.

Widnes had a slight halftime advantage as Joe Lyons danced through the Eagles defense. Tyrer converted and half time came with the score at Widnes Vikings 12 Sheffield Eagles 6.

Glover got his first try of the afternoon as good work on the flank opened up space for the center to exploit. Farrell hit the post with the conversion.

Three quick tries for the Vikings took the game away from Sheffield. Danny Craven sustained a break to get through the whitewash before Adam Lawton helped himself to a brace. Tyrer converted all three efforts.

Glover completed his brace ten minutes from time as he ended a cross kick from Anthony Thackeray. He converted his own essay.

Widnes was a light man for the last play of the game after Lawton was sent off for a tackle on the ball. Another Thackeray kick to a corner was helped by Glover, whose offload ended with Corion and the young winger did well to finish. Glover’s conversion attempt has gone a long way.

The Eagles have won just one game in their last eight games and sit ninth in the Betfred Championship standings.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-20 17:29:19

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