Widnes 3rd 22-19 Northwich 3rd

A LAST-GASP penalty conversion from Widnes condemned Northwich to defeat.

The visitors levelled the scores at 19-19 early in the second half when George Goodfellow dived over.

They stayed on the offensive and Stefan Ward burst through numerous tackles to score a try, but the effort was ruled out for a knock-on.

Widnes were camped inside their guests’ half for the final 10 minutes, missing with two drop-goal and two penalty attempts before banging over the winner in the final minute of the Brooke Edgley Specialist Technical Services Shield tie.

Northwich had responded to each score from Widnes with one of their own throughout the game but had no time to do so at the death.

Tom Boardman and Daniel Gregory were their other try scorers, while Antony Keller landed two conversions.

Northwich | Norbury, Goodfellow, Clarke, Fortune, Gavin, Watson, Harper, Tait, Keller, Boardman, Williams, Lamb, Bailie, Morris, Kennerley Replacements Gregory, Ward