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Wids welcome big-spending Sale
11:28am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Sport
WIDNES make a welcome return to action on Saturday when they take on big spending Sale at Heath Road.
Their South Manchester rivals have made it perfectly clear that they want to reach the National Leagues in double quick time, and see their stay in North One West as something of a minor inconvenience.
Although Sale are currently top of the table, they have not found things easy and have already lost three games, whilst Liverpool St Helens, Carlisle and Vale of Lune all have them firmly in their sights.
Lee McDermott’s side have been relishing this opportunity since they lost narrowly in controversial circumstances at Heywood Road back in round three. They were the best team that day, and only a late sin-binning of a Widnes player handed the initiative back to their opponents.
Widnes ended 2012 on the back of a decent run with two wins and a draw, and with youngsters Chris Atkin and Jonny Lowe in outstanding form and getting better week by week, there is no reason why they cannot put another spoke in the wheel of Sale’s promotion ambitions.
The game kicks off at 2.15pm.