London Skolars went down 0 – 66 to Widnes Vikings in yesterday’s Northern Rail Cup game at New River Stadium. The Vikings, one of the favourites for this season’s National League One competition, packed with former Super League players such as former London Broncos halfback Dennis Moran simply had far too much quality for the Skolars, running in 12 unanswered tries.
The home side had already left behind any chance of progressing in the Northern Rail Cup before the game had begun, must use the experience gained in what is arguably the toughest group in the competition as a building block in their forthcoming National League Two campaign.
The Skolars final game group six game will be away at Leigh on Sunday, where they will be facing a Centurions side desperate to bounce back from a second defeat to National League Two favourites Celtic Crusaders. Leigh will be looking for an emphatic home win in order to confirm one of the three third best team slots in the final stages of the competition
London Skolars: (0) 0
Widnes (42) 66
Tries: Kirk, Kohe-Love 2, Nanyn, Wilkes 2, Webster 3, Moran 3
Goals: Nanyn 7, Noone 2