WIDNES Vikings coach Kieron Purtill was pleased to see his side take another step towards scrubbing off their negative points tally with a 25-20 win over Bradford Bulls.

But he admitted that the side had not been at their best, in a game which saw Bulls have a late match-winner chalked off for obstruction.

When asked his thoughts on seeing the two points almost slip through the grasp, Purtill replied: "I don't think anything is scary given what we have been through as a club this last few weeks.

"I didn't think we played particularly well today but fair play to Bradford, they turned up and played for the full 80 minutes.

"But we will take scrappy wins at the minute and the two points and we are still heading in the right direction.

"It is slightly different how teams play in the championship and we have to get used to that.

"We are still finding our feet in that and have got some young guys who find this a different experience every week.

"We have got to take lessons from it and learn from it and adapt.

"Fortunately we had enough in the tank to come away with the win."