TWO superb tries from young winger Ryan Ince helped Widnes take the spoils 28-20 against Leeds Rhinos in one of the Vikings best performances of the season.

Ince wasn't the only top performer for Denis Betts' men with Rangi Chase showing what he can bring to the party at half-back and the whole pack striving hard to get the better of their opposites.

The Vikings made seven changes from the side that lost 32-22 at Castleford three days earlier.

Rhys Hanbury, Chris Bridge, Rangi Chase, Gil Dudson, Jack Buchanan, Chris Houston and Sam Wilde all returned to the fold.

Widnes enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but it was the Rhinos who drew first blood when a late offload from Brad Singleton created the space for centre Ash Handley to score.

A couple of missed opportunities went by before the Vikings hit back.

A fine midfield combination between Jordan Johnstone and Hep Cahill made the inroads from which Rhys Hanbury profited as he crashed in from close range to make it 4-4.

Having spent much of the opening quarter in their own territory, Leeds hit a purple patch which saw Kallum Watkins and Stevie Ward cross for touchdowns which gave their team a 14-4 lead.

Widnes hit back on 33 minutes when Ince did brilliantly to catch a difficult Bridge pass and score at the flag.

Just two minutes later, Charly Runciman's energetic follow-up on a Chase kick saw him pat the ball back and Corey Thompson scooped up the pill to cross wide out.

Bridge's third missed conversion, all of them extremely difficult, left the half-time score at 14-12 in the Rhinos favour.

Leeds thought they'd scored in the first minute of the second half but Joel Moon's effort was rules out for a forward pass.

With perhaps a little weariness in both sides' legs it took until the 60 minute mark for the next try to come and it came the Vikings way when Aaron Heremaia sold a dummy and nipped over from behind the play-the-ball with Bridge's goal giving the Vikings an 18-14 lead.

The advantage proved to be short-lived as a dropped ball at their own end allowed Adam Cuthbertson to bullock his way over and restore the Rhinos two point lead.

The key try, and what a try it was, came on 72 minutes.

Nice hands from Bridge and Sam Wilde sent Ince away up the right and he skinned Leeds fullback Sutcliffe on his way to the line for a great six-pointer.

A 24-20 lead looked precarious but Corey Thompson settled everybody's nerves when he touched down Chase's grubber kick to seal the win.

Widnes: Hanbury; Thompson, Bridge, Runciman, Ince; White, Chase; Dudson, Johnstone, Buchanan, Houston, Wilde, Cahill. Subs: Heremaia, Olbison, J Chapelhow, Manuokafoa.

Leeds: Sutcliffe; Briscoe, Watkins, Handley, Hall; Moon, Burrow; Cuthberstson, Parcell, Singleton, Ward, Ferres, Jones-Buchanan. Subs: Garbutt, Mullally, Baldwinson, Walters.

Half-Time: 12-14 Referee: Mr S Mikalauskas