Rugby League: McCurrie sets Widnes on course

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THREE tries by Steve McCurrie, the teenage forward, steered Widnes, the Silk Cut Challenge Cup finalists, back on course after defeats in their last two games. Widnes, however, had to battle after a Warrington recovery which produced two tries in four minutes to give them the lead early in the second-half.

McCurrie scored twice before half-time to take Widnes to a 10-0 interval lead, but Warrington replied with tries by Paul Williamson and Kelly Shelford. Three goals from Chris Rudd set up a 14-10 advantage.

Widnes regained the initiative with David Hulme, McCurrie and David Myers scoring in the last quarter and Jonathan Davies kicked three goals.

Hull ended a run of four successive defeats by avenging their New Year's Day loss to their city rivals, Hull Kingston Rovers. They laid the foundations for only their third win this year in the first-half. Mike Fletcher gave Rovers the lead before Hull replied when Scott Gale followed up a Richard Gay kick to score. Paul Eastwood landed the goal and struck again after a kick through by Ivan Henjak. He was on target with his third kick to see Hull home.