WIDNES Vikings beat Newcastle Thunder 33-26 in the Betfred Championship and make it four wins on the spin.

Adam Lawton powered through the middle to open the scoring and he was followed over the whitewash by Olly Davies who doubled the lead.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

Newcastle responded and levelled following a 70-metre Sam Halsall try and one from Jack Johnson.

A converted Matt Fleming plus a Ste Tyrer penalty goal gave Widnes an eight-point lead at the break.

They extended that lead in the second half with Tyrer sending Ryan Ince in at the corner.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

Halsall grabbed his second of the day – and suddenly Vikings were up against it when Lawton was red-carded for direct contact with the head of a Newcastle player.

Newcastle cashed in with Brad Day crossing and then pulled level through a Gideon Boafo touchdown.

But it was left to Matty Fleming to grab the winner with a drop goal three minutes from time and in the closing seconds added a try.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

Widnes Vikings: Matt Fleming, Ryan Ince, Ste Tyrer, Luis Roberts, Kieran Dixon, Danny Craven, Matty Smith, Adam Lawton, Lewis Hulme, Owen Farnworth, Olly Davies, Sam Wilde, Liam Bent. Subs: Joe Lyons, Joe Edge, Will Tilleke, Kenny Baker.

Tries: Adam Lawton, Olly Davies, Matt Fleming (2), Ryan Ince.

Goals: Ste Tyrer (6).

Drop goal: Matt Fleming.

Newcastle Thunder: Umyla Hanley, Gideon Boafo, Isaac Nokes, Sam Halsall, Jack Johnson, Craig Mullen, Josh Woods, Ed Chapelhow, Josh Eaves, Jay Chapelhow, Alex Foster, Brad Day, Oliver Roberts. Subs: Tom Forber, Brad Gallagher, Mitch Clark, Ukuma Taai.

Tries: Sam Halsall (2), Jack Johnson, Brad Day, Gideon Boafo.

Goals: Craig Mullen (3).