Under-19s Fall to Defeat at Widnes

City of Hull Academy Under-19s fell to a 12-6 defeat against Widnes Vikings on Saturday afternoon.

  • Under-19s fall to defeat at the weekend
  • Defeated 12-6 by Widnes Vikings
  • Disrupted start to the 2017 campaign

City of Hull Academy Under-19s fell to a 12-6 defeat against Widnes Vikings on Saturday afternoon.

Jason Netherton’s side have had a disrupted start to 2017 with back-to-back fixtures called off due to the weather.

However they were back in action on Saturday afternoon when they made the trip to the Select Security Stadium, but they were unable to follow up their opening round win over Newcastle Thunder.

The home side crossed for the first try of the game in the early exchanges, with the conversion making it 6-0.

The Under-19s had their opportunities to get back into the game, but they eventually capitalised on one when Bobby Downs latched onto the end of a grubber kick to make it level following the added two points.

But Widnes nudged back in front as the ensuing kick-off was allowed to bounce into touch to hand the hosts the head and feed at the scrum.

From the position, they dotted down in the corner for a four-point advantage, a lead they took with them into the break.

The second half saw both sides unable to make any of their chances count and the game was settled when City of Hull gave away a penalty in front of their own posts.

Widnes converted the penalty, the only points of the second half, to take the spoils on home turf.

The Under-19s are back at home this Saturday (25th March) as they host Huddersfield Giants at Bishop Burton College.

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