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Denis Betts praises his Widnes side after the win over Warrington

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Denis Betts praises his Widnes side after the win over Warrington

Denis Betts: Happy to see his Widnes side overcome so many setbacks

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Widnes coach Denis Betts was buoyant after his 12-man side completed the Super League double over Warrington with a 16-6 victory.

The Vikings suffered a double blow on the eve of the match when forward Gareth Hock withdrew with a calf strain and captain Jon Clarke pulled out after damaging a knee in training.

Clarke's deputy, Grant Gore then suffered a broken kneecap midway through the first half at the Halliwell Jones Stadium before Hep Cahill sent off for a high and late tackle on Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson 90 seconds before the break.

"It's a pretty special day for the club," Betts said. "There was no expectation. We were a little bit beaten up, we had a short turnaround and we were without the bloke who has been inspirational with his leadership.

"We came with a plan and the weather helped up a bit. We executed really well and made the game really simple.

"You've got to be proud of the enthusiasm and the effort that we showed today. It's the first time we've really been in a tough grind in a close game and come out on top. That's part of our learning curve."

Warrington coach Tony Smith accepted Cahill's challenge was not a calculated attempt to hurt his player..

"I don't like to see anybody sent off," Smith said. "I know he's not a dirty player by any means and I've got no doubt he was not trying to take Brett Hodgson out in that way.

"Things just went wrong and that can happen. I'm sure there was no malice in it."

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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
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Friday 6th February
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Thursday 25th September
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