Players return for Widnes Wild, but Hull provide a sting in the tail

Runcorn and Widnes World: Widnes Wild’s Shaun Dippnall goes close to scoring against Hull. 	Picture: Geoff White Widnes Wild’s Shaun Dippnall goes close to scoring against Hull. Picture: Geoff White

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AFTER weeks of player shortage, Sunday saw a return of many squad members.

A sizeable crowd saw Hull take a shock lead through Andrew Ward.

Widnes equalised when on an infrequent attack, Bobby Caunce beat several defenders.

Then followed a disastrous three minute spell which effectively took the game away from the home side. Goals in the 27th, 28th and 29th minutes gave Hull domination.

Their woes were compounded when experienced defenceman Chad Briggs was forced out of the game with a dislocated shoulder.

After Hull had rounded off their scoring, Widnes got a second when newcomer Brad Valentine shot high into the top corner from an acute angle.

Chris Preston was awarded the MVP for Widnes for another feisty and highly competitive performance. Bobby Caunce, Andy Clark and captain Ben Brown all attacked effectively with Hull netminder Gilfoyle denying further Widnes goals.

Despite an abundance of available players, a lack of cohesion due to lack of training together, affected the Widnes performance.

Sheffield visit Widnes on Sunday 15 December for a 6.15pm face off.

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