Matty Smith's drop goal proved decisive. Picture: Simon Hall

Picture Gallery: Halifax Panthers edged out by Widnes Vikings in drop goal drama

Matty Smith's drop goal consigned Halifax Panthers to an agonising 9-8 loss to Widnes Vikings in a hard-fought Betfred Championship clash at The Shay.

By Mark Berry
Monday, 14th February 2022, 8:51 am

Eribe Doro's try, together with Joe Edge's conversion and penalty, gave Vikings an 8-0 half-time lead but Panthers' James Saltonstall crossed and Joe Keyes added the goal early in the second half.

Keyes kicked a penalty to level matters on 55 minutes but Smith's drop goal 12 minutes later proved to be the decisive moment for Vikings.

Read the full match report here

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