WIDNES Vikings switch to Challenge Cup action this Sunday (3pm) when they take on fellow Championship side Swinton in the fifth round.

A win would take them into the last 16 of Monday’s draw - which will be hosted in New York and will see this week’s winners joined by Super League’s top eight.

But coach Tim Sheens is not thinking past Sunday - and expects the Lions to be a tough opposition.

He said: “Swinton only just got beat by Featherstone on Sunday, so they are playing well.

“Against Championship teams you just have to be there every week because if you are not the other team will get into you.

“It is not always won on class, it is often down to back-to-back effort and hard work.”

Widnes come into the game after running out comfortable enough winners against a committed Whitehaven outfit at the DCBL Stadium.

It was only in the latter stages that the score blew out to 40-16 which did nothing to flatter the visitors’ efforts.

Vikings boss Tim Sheens made several changes from the side that lost at Dewsbury seven days earlier with Matty Smith, Joe Edge and Shane Grady back in the starting line-up.

Stand-off Danny Craven was out with injury so Jack Owens moved into the halves with Joe Lyons stepping in at fullback.

Widnes Vikings’ tries came from Jay Chapelhow (24), Sam Wilde (39), a brace from Joe Lyons (52, 59), Deon Cross (70), Joe Edge (77), Jack Owens (80).

Owens kicked six from seven goals.