WIDNES interim head coach Francis Cummins was frustrated with Vikings' 16-6 home defeat by Leeds, but pleased with the commitment shown.

The defeat leaves Widnes on zero points with three games in the qualifiers to come, making relegation ever more likely given all the teams above them battling for the Million Pound Game places already have four points and will take points off each other.

But Cummins saw hope in the defeat at the Halton Stadium.

"I'm frustrated we didn't get the win but we never shirked anything," he said.

"We've been getting a fair bit of stick on social media and they answered that.

"I was bit disappointed we didn't create as much (in the second half). I'm frustrated but I'm proud of their effort.

"We tried to do different things and you get accused of all kinds of things in this position. I've been in charge for three months and we've invented ways of losing games at times.

"We got done by tension and anxiety last week at Toulouse and that has affected Leeds too.

"But the display today - that's Widnes right there.

"I'm not happy that we have lost but the level of commitment out there is what we need. We showed we have got committed people."