Widnes Vikings

23 Jun 2024
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16 Jun 2024
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18-20
2 Jun 2024
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18-22
25 May 2024
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28-20
19 May 2024
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28-28
5 May 2024
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16-14
28 Apr 2024
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13-14
21 Apr 2024
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32-24
14 Apr 2024
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40-14
7 Apr 2024
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6-24

Next Game: Widnes Vikings vs Batley Bulldogs | Sun 30 Jun 2024 | DCBL Stadium |  Head 2 Head
History

The Farnworth & Appleton Cricket Club was formed in 1871 and four years later the members decided to embrace the burgeoning football code.

At their fourth annual evening party in the Drill Hall, Widnes, in November 1875, club Chairman Henry Lea "gave a short account of the club since it commenced about four years ago, and indicated that they had now started a football club in connexion with it, and hoped all would join".

The first known game for the new Farnworth and Appleton FC was in Widnes in January 1876 played under rugby rules against Northwich Victoria. A few weeks later a return match was played at Drill Field, Northwich under soccer rules. Vics won both games. These are the only two known fixtures in that truncated first season.

By May 1876 the club had changed its name to Widnes FC and the cricket side of the organisation had disbanded, presumably to concentrate on football activities. By the late 1870s the club was being referred to as "The Chemicals", subsequently shortened to 'The Chemics'.

The first ground was on Albert Road behind what is now the Premier Wetherspoon's pub and a short spell followed in the Simms Cross area. From around 1878–84 the club were based at the junction of Millfield/Peelhouse Lane, apart from season 1880–81 when they played on the Widnes Cricket Club ground at Lowerhouse Lane. From 1884–95 they rented a field at Lowerhouse Lane before moving to their third separate site on that road in October 1895. The first ever game at what later became Naughton Park was against Liversedge on Saturday 12 October 1895.

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Tries Player Date Opposition Season
7
Phil Cantillon 18.02.2001 York Knights 2001
5
Phil Cantillon 03.06.2001 Swinton Lions 2001
5
Phil Cantillon 21.05.2000 Rochdale Hornets 2000
5
Phil Cantillon 25.07.1999 Oldham 1999
4
Ryan Ince 24.03.2019 Rochdale Hornets 2019
4
Phil Cantillon 30.01.2000 West Hull 2000
4
Mick Nanyn 17.04.2006 Batley Bulldogs 2006
4
Toa Kohe-Love 25.02.2007 London Skolars 2007
4
Sam Freeman 13.04.2019 York Knights 2019
4
Dennis Moran 20.08.2006 Oldham 2006
4
Adam Hughes 22.06.2002 Leeds Rhinos 2002
4
Ryan Ince 30.01.2022 London Broncos 2022
4
Danny Craven 21.04.2018 Midlands Hurricanes 2018
4
Gareth Hock 11.08.2013 Castleford Tigers 2013
4
Dennis Moran 11.03.2007 Normanton Knights 2007
4
Paddy Flynn 08.05.2011 London Skolars 2011
4
James Ford 02.02.2010 Newcastle Thunder 2010
4
Phil Cantillon 09.05.2001 Newcastle Thunder 2001
4
Phil Cantillon 28.01.2001 Wigan St. Patricks 2001
4
Lloyd White 01.03.2015 Wakefield Trinity 2015
4
Dean Gaskell 30.03.2008 Whitehaven 2008
4
Rhys Hanbury 12.09.2015 Wakefield Trinity 2015
3
Gavin Dodd 06.04.2008 Sheffield Eagles 2008
3
Jack Owens 31.03.2019 Oldham 2019
3
Simon Knox 25.02.2001 Chorley/Blackpool 2001
3
Dean Gaskell 05.07.2007 Dewsbury Rams 2007
3
Jayden Hatton 05.06.2019 Featherstone Rovers 2019
3
Gavin Dodd 10.06.2007 Doncaster 2007
3
Lee Paterson 09.03.2008 Skirlaugh 2008
3
Dean Thompson 28.02.2010 Keighley Cougars 2010
Goals Player Date Opposition Season
14
Tim Hartley 07.03.2009 Saddleworth Rangers 2009
14
Mark Hewitt 25.07.1999 Oldham 1999
13
Ian Watson 18.02.2001 York Knights 2001
13
Tim Hartley 27.02.2008 Barrow Raiders 2008
13
Gavin Dodd 10.06.2007 Doncaster 2007
12
Steve Tyrer 03.04.2011 York Knights 2011
11
Mick Nanyn 20.08.2006 Oldham 2006
11
Mick Nanyn 10.09.2006 Halifax Panthers 2006
11
Mick Nanyn 11.03.2007 Normanton Knights 2007
11
Joe Edge 06.02.2022 Workington Town 2022
11
Scott Yates 12.03.2009 Toulouse Olympique 2009
11
Tom Gilmore 21.04.2018 Midlands Hurricanes 2018
11
Mick Nanyn 06.05.2007 Batley Bulldogs 2007
10
Joe Edge 11.03.2023 Wests Warriors 2023
10
Simon Verbickas 02.01.2000 Chorley/Blackpool 2000
10
Lee Marsh 26.02.2006 Chorley/Blackpool 2006
10
Mick Nanyn 09.07.2006 Oldham 2006
10
Danny Tickle 16.02.2014 London Broncos 2014
10
Shane Grady 28.02.2010 Keighley Cougars 2010
10
Simon Verbickas 30.01.2000 West Hull 2000
10
Mark Hewitt 27.06.1999 Whitehaven 1999
9
Barry Eaton 10.02.2002 Swinton Lions 2002
9
Danny Craven 06.02.2011 London Skolars 2011
9
Gavin Dodd 22.04.2007 Batley Bulldogs 2007
9
Craig Weston 03.06.2001 Swinton Lions 2001
9
Ian Watson 28.01.2001 Wigan St. Patricks 2001
9
Jack Owens 07.04.2013 Salford Red Devils 2013
9
Mark Hewitt 29.08.1999 Workington Town 1999
9
Stephen Myler 15.05.2005 Wakefield Trinity 2005
9
Jack Owens 05.09.2021 Oldham 2021
Drops Player Date Opposition Season
2
Julian O'Neill 12.04.2004 Hull FC 2004
2
Dean Lawford 22.04.2003 Wakefield Trinity 2003
2
Jamie Bloem 06.04.1997 Hull Kingston Rovers 1997
2
Tom Gilmore 28.04.2024 Bradford Bulls 2024
1
Christian Tyrer 04.09.1994 Halifax Panthers 1994-95
1
Mark Smith 09.04.2006 York Knights 2006
1
Tom Gilmore 12.07.2015 Catalans Dragons 2015
1
Craig Weston 29.03.2002 Wakefield Trinity 2002
1
Richard Agar 20.05.2001 Featherstone Rovers 2001
1
Phil Waring 09.02.1997 Featherstone Rovers 1997
1
Danny Craven 03.05.2013 St. Helens 2013
1
Danny Craven 22.08.2021 Halifax Panthers 2021
1
Dean Lawford 28.06.2003 Leeds Rhinos 2003
1
Mark Hewitt 18.04.1999 Swinton Lions 1999
1
Mark Hewitt 21.06.1998 Swinton Lions 1998
1
Tom Gilmore 10.07.2023 Bradford Bulls 2023
1
Christian Tyrer 12.05.1996 Huddersfield Giants 1996
1
Paul Crook 25.03.2005 Leigh Leopards 2005
1
Kevin Brown 20.09.2014 Warrington Wolves 2014
1
Richard Agar 27.05.2001 Workington Town 2001
1
Ian Watson 25.03.2001 Keighley Cougars 2001
1
Karle Hammond 26.02.1995 Sheffield Eagles 199495
1
Rhys Hanbury 08.07.2012 St. Helens 2012
1
Matty Smith 27.06.2021 Bradford Bulls 2021
1
Dean Lawford 14.06.2003 Halifax Panthers 2003
1
Mark Hewitt 02.04.1999 Leigh Leopards 1999
1
Jamie Bloem 29.06.1997 Dewsbury Rams 1997
1
Jack Owens 16.04.2023 Barrow Raiders 2023
1
Christian Tyrer 05.05.1996 Wakefield Trinity 1996
1
Willie Peters 14.08.2004 Salford Red Devils 2004
Points Player Date Opposition Season
38
Gavin Dodd 10.06.2007 Doncaster 2007
36
Steve Tyrer 03.04.2011 York Knights 2011
32
Tim Hartley 07.03.2009 Saddleworth Rangers 2009
32
Lee Marsh 26.02.2006 Chorley/Blackpool 2006
32
Shane Grady 28.02.2010 Keighley Cougars 2010
32
Mick Nanyn 09.07.2006 Oldham 2006
30
Tim Hartley 27.02.2008 Barrow Raiders 2008
30
Mick Nanyn 20.08.2006 Oldham 2006
28
Mick Nanyn 17.04.2006 Batley Bulldogs 2006
28
Mark Hewitt 25.07.1999 Oldham 1999
28
Mick Nanyn 03.06.2007 Sheffield Eagles 2007
28
Joe Edge 11.03.2023 Wests Warriors 2023
28
Phil Cantillon 18.02.2001 York Knights 2001
26
Jack Owens 21.03.2021 West Wales Raiders 2021
26
Mick Nanyn 30.04.2006 Whitehaven 2006
26
Ian Watson 18.02.2001 York Knights 2001
26
Mick Nanyn 06.05.2007 Batley Bulldogs 2007
26
Steve Tyrer 06.03.2011 Siddal 2011
26
Jack Owens 31.03.2019 Oldham 2019
26
Danny Craven 06.02.2011 London Skolars 2011
26
Scott Yates 12.03.2009 Toulouse Olympique 2009
26
Chris Bridge 17.04.2016 Rochdale Hornets 2016
24
Mick Nanyn 09.04.2007 Rochdale Hornets 2007
24
Simon Verbickas 02.01.2000 Chorley/Blackpool 2000
24
Lloyd White 01.03.2015 Wakefield Trinity 2015
24
Mick Nanyn 26.04.2007 Halifax Panthers 2007
24
Adam Hughes 22.09.2002 Halifax Panthers 2002
24
Danny Tickle 16.02.2014 London Broncos 2014
24
Gavin Dodd 09.03.2008 Skirlaugh 2008
24
Simon Verbickas 30.01.2000 West Hull 2000

Season

Career

Games Starts Sub Player
196
102
94
Macgraff Leuluai
188
165
23
Danny Craven
181
174
7
Chris Dean
178
177
1
Joe Mellor
176
176
0
Rhys Hanbury
168
168
0
Paddy Flynn
168
147
21
Hep Cahill
168
165
3
Jack Owens
167
70
97
Ben Kavanagh
167
144
23
Mark Smith
156
132
24
Steve McCurrie
152
128
24
Phil Cantillon
148
132
16
Lee Hansen
147
95
52
Lloyd White
144
144
0
Stefan Marsh
137
123
14
Chris Percival
136
119
17
Sam Wilde
134
103
31
David Allen
132
105
27
Shane Grady
128
120
8
Damian Munro
127
114
13
Craig Makin
123
123
0
Patrick Ah Van
121
107
14
Joe Lyons
117
106
11
Gavin Dodd
114
108
6
Daniel Frame
113
64
49
Alex Gerrard
105
80
25
Simon Finnigan
104
63
41
Julian O'Neill
103
53
50
Aaron Heremaia
101
68
33
Matt Whitley
Club Records

Biggest Wins

Score Margin Date Opposition Season
90-4
86
2007-06-10Doncaster2007
90-6
84
2001-02-18York Knights2001
90-0
90
2018-04-21Midlands Hurricanes2018
88-0
88
2009-03-07Saddleworth Rangers2009
84-0
84
1999-07-25Oldham1999
82-0
82
1986-11-30Dewsbury Rams1986-87
80-4
76
2023-03-11Wests Warriors2023
78-28
50
2006-08-20Oldham2006
78-4
74
2009-07-04Doncaster2009
78-10
68
2007-03-11Normanton Knights2007
78-0
78
2008-02-27Barrow Raiders2008
76-12
64
2011-04-03York Knights2011
76-8
68
2000-01-30West Hull2000
76-34
42
2006-09-10Halifax Panthers2006
76-6
70
2006-02-26Chorley/Blackpool2006
72-18
54
2001-06-10Chorley/Blackpool2001
72-18
54
2006-07-09Oldham2006
72-4
68
2001-05-09Newcastle Thunder2001
72-10
62
2010-02-28Keighley Cougars2010
70-2
68
2001-01-28Wigan St. Patricks2001
70-18
52
2022-02-06Workington Town2022
70-6
64
1990-08-26Whitehaven1990-91
70-0
70
2009-03-12Toulouse Olympique2009
66-0
66
2007-03-18London Skolars2007
66-14
52
1988-04-10Hunslet1987-88
66-14
52
2007-05-06Batley Bulldogs2007
66-11
55
2001-06-24York Knights2001
64-8
56
2000-01-02Chorley/Blackpool2000
64-16
48
2006-03-19Swinton Lions2006
64-4
60
2001-04-01Hunslet2001

Biggest Losses

Score Margin Date Opposition Season
6-76
-70
2012-03-31Catalans Dragons2012
24-74
-50
2005-08-07Bradford Bulls2005
6-74
-68
2022-05-01Featherstone Rovers2022
10-72
-62
2013-08-02Hull FC2013
0-70
-70
2021-05-09Toulouse Olympique2021
4-70
-66
2004-05-31Hull FC2004
4-68
-64
2021-04-10Salford Red Devils2021
24-68
-44
2012-08-10Leeds Rhinos2012
10-68
-58
2005-09-18London Broncos2005
4-68
-64
2012-05-26Warrington Wolves2012
8-66
-58
2005-03-20London Broncos2005
6-66
-60
2012-02-12Huddersfield Giants2012
8-66
-58
2005-02-27Leeds Rhinos2005
6-64
-58
2021-08-29Whitehaven2021
10-64
-54
2010-05-08Wigan Warriors2010
12-64
-52
1996-08-18Keighley Cougars1996
8-64
-56
1998-07-12Wakefield Trinity1998
4-63
-59
1998-08-02Hull Kingston Rovers1998
6-62
-56
2013-04-01Huddersfield Giants2013
10-62
-52
2023-09-23Featherstone Rovers2023
0-62
-62
2019-06-30Bradford Bulls2019
0-62
-62
2012-04-20St. Helens2012
4-62
-58
2013-03-23Wigan Warriors2013
16-60
-44
2005-08-21Warrington Wolves2005
5-60
-55
1928-04-09Oldham1927-28
18-58
-40
1997-07-20Huddersfield Giants1997
16-58
-42
1994-04-20Leeds Rhinos1993-94
10-58
-48
2012-03-18Hull FC2012
6-56
-50
2014-06-13Hull FC2014
8-56
-48
2004-07-03Wigan Warriors2004
Past Coach Register

Name First Game Last Game Games
Vince Karalius 1972-02-06 1975-05-10 153
Frank Myler 1975-08-16 1978-05-20 134
Doug Laughton 1978-08-20 1983-02-27 217
Harry Dawson & Colin Tyrer 1983-03-09 1983-05-14 12
Vince Karalius & Harry Dawson 1983-08-21 1984-03-10 34
Vince Karalius 1984-03-14 1984-05-05 13
Eric Hughes 1984-09-02 1986-01-15 62
Doug Laughton 1986-01-21 1991-05-12 225
Frank Myler 1991-08-25 1992-04-26 36
Phil Larder 1992-08-30 1994-04-24 75
Tony Myler 1994-08-21 1995-04-23 37
Doug Laughton 1995-08-20 1996-08-25 47
Bernard Long 1997-01-26 1997-05-18 16
Graeme West 1997-05-23 1998-08-30 50
Colin Whitfield 1999-01-31 2000-03-12 47
David Hulme 2000-03-19 2001-03-18 33
Neil Kelly 2001-04-01 2004-07-03 97
Stuart Spruce 2004-07-11 2004-09-18 11
Frank Endacott 2005-02-11 2005-09-04 29
Steve McCormack 2005-09-11 2009-02-13 98
John Stankevitch 2009-02-21 2009-03-12 5
Paul Cullen 2009-03-19 2010-09-05 56
Denis Betts 2011-02-06 2018-05-25 233
Francis Cummins 2018-06-09 2018-09-30 15
Kieron Purtill 2019-02-03 2019-09-08 34
Tim Sheens 2020-02-02 2020-03-15 7
Simon Finnigan 2021-03-21 2022-04-24 35
Ryan O'Brien 2022-05-01 2022-07-03 8
John Kear 2022-07-06 2023-06-25 28
Neil Belshaw 2023-07-01 2023-09-23 11
Formed: 1875

Widnes :
 1895 - 1996
Widnes Vikings :
 1997 - Present
4,527
Games
2,300
Won
207
Drawn
2,010
Lost
10
Aban
458
Players
4,015
Tries
3,307
Goals
86
Drops
22,760
Points


Current Coach: Allan Coleman