Regardless of the result at Moss Lane, there was to be no final reprieve for LSH as they tumbled out of North One West, following Carlisle’s victory over bottom club Altrincham Kersal.

It was a sad end for LSH, who had previously missed out on promotion by a whisker in each of the previous two years.

Widnes though, were not in the mood to be sympathetic and quickly built up a healthy half time lead before easing their way to victory in the second period.

Try scorers for Widnes; Kevin Leadbetter (2), Phil Glover, Jonathan Preston, Matty Smith, Dave Welsh, Paul O’Connor and Paul Borg, whilst Leadbetter also added four conversions.