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Super League: Denis Betts hails youngsters as Widnes Vikings sink London Broncos

Last updated: 19th July 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Super League: Denis Betts hails youngsters as Widnes Vikings sink London Broncos

Denis Betts: Praise for young Vikings

What you see is what you get with our lads. Sometimes we fall short but it's not through lack of trying.

Denis Betts
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Widnes coach Denis Betts enjoyed a Super League double over London with a 38-12 victory which saw teenager Adam Lawton help himself to a hat-trick.

The Vikings' academy products grabbed five of the night's tries as Lawton's hat-trick was backed up by a double from young winger Jack Owens.

Betts saw his side go 16-0 up at the break but after a second-half fightback from the depleted Broncos, he was thrilled to see his players stand firm.

"We needed a win," Betts said. "That over anything else was really important.

"We wanted to keep their score down and get the job done ourselves. We delivered and to be honest we could have scored more.

"Adam Lawton has always had potential. He's a big lad with lots of skill but there a lot of work to do still. We have a good future with the likes of him, Jack Owens and Grant Gore coming through.

Pleased

"There was a little bit of inconsistency there in our game but overall I'm pleased. We have to make sure we are tight in certain areas, we still have to improve.

"What you see is what you get with our lads. Sometimes we fall short but it's not through lack of trying."

The visitors were without Jamie Soward (fatigue), Michael Witt (calf), captain Tony Clubb (knee) and Michael Robertson (hip and knee) as Tony Rea, perhaps with one eye on the Challenge Cup semi-final with Wigan next week, brought on-loan Jacob Fairbank and new arrival Ryan Shaw into the fray.

"We spent the first half adjusting to late changes in our team," Rea said. "We spent the half getting to know each other. We chased the game and got caught out.

"The Challenge Cup game with Wigan is another day. We had our eye on this game with Widnes but it's this time of the year, teams have injuries.

"If it was a final some of them would have played but no one was rested tonight."

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Today's Results
TimeResult
Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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