WIDNES Vikings made it back-to-back wins with a 26-6 triumph over Catalans Dragons to move off the foot of the Super League table.

They had initially fallen behind to a Sam Moa try after the big packman had hit a hole to collect Luke Walsh’s flat pass for a try with the latter adding the extras, but once Vikings got a grip the rest of the game was one-way traffic.

A stormy game was littered with five yellow cards, with Vikings Chris Bridge and Dragons Iain Thornley being first in the sin-bin.

Vikings exploited the ill-discipline of the visitors who were placed on a team warning for their tactics before Richie Myler was sin-binned for lying on.

Vikings wasted no time in restoring parity with prop Jack Buchanan forcing his arm over the line for his first of the campaign. Full back Rhys Hanbury tacked on the extras.

Hanbury then crossed after collecting a Charly Runciman offload to dive over, with his goal making it 12-6 at the break.

With the bit between their teeth Vikings got the crucial first score after the break when Rangi Chase’s offload set up a movement involving Hanbury and Runciman before wing Corey Thompson polished off to make it 16-6.

Dragons lost Jordan Dazaria to the sin-bin for 10 minutes for a tackle on Chris Bridge and then, as Vikings built pressure, Thompson was held down too long and he added the penalty.

Dragons’ lost another man to the bin when Moa was penalised for a late tackle on Aaron Heremaia with Thompson’s goal making it 20-6.

Buchanan powered over for his second try of the afternoon, goaled by Thompson to wrap up the scoring and seal a fine victory.

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

Catalans: Gigot; Thornley, Inu, Romano, Yaha; Walsh, Myler; Moa, Aiton, Casty, Duport, Bird, Dezaria. Subs: Simon, Da Costa, Seguier, Margalet.