WITH several games falling casualty to the bad weather, Widnes took full advantage to move up into second place in North One West, and allowing themselves a quick opportunity to look back on a job well done so far.

The ground staff - who did a sterling job to get the pitch fit - must have wished they hadn’t bothered as the visitors quickly built up an 8-nil lead, with an individual try and a penalty from Kevin Leadbetter.

However, the home side were soon back in it, as their big pack got O’Donnell over the line to score close enough for Duffy to convert .

Back came the visitors though, and full back Andrew Riley showed his pace to chip ahead and re-gather before racing 40 metres to score. Widnes then lost a player to the sin bin and Duffy converted the penalty to make it 15 – 10 at half time.

Shortly after the restart, Park failed to find touch from a penalty, and Widnes quickly swung the ball along their back line, for Dave Welsh to score wide out.

When Widnes had a further player sin-binned and then had another red-carded it looked bleak for the visitors as Mitchell immediately crashed over and Duffy converted to set up a grandstand last 20 minutes.

However, they visitors were clever and alert enough to be able to quickly re-organise themselves and close the game down as Park battled to get a winning score.