WIDNES will be hoping for better things this weekend, when they take on relegation-threatened Fleetwood at Heath Road in North One West.
Hopefully, the weather will have relented so that the game can go ahead, but that remains to be seen with the cold spell expected to last for several days.
The heavy downfall of snow put paid to any chance of their game at Wirral going ahead last weekend, and that fixture will now have to be rearranged for the earliest available date in the calendar.
With league games taking priority, this means it will push their outstanding Lancashire Cup tie with Sedgley Park back to an even later date in the season.
Widnes’ last game against Fleetwood at Melbourne Avenue fell foul of the weather first time around, but when the fixture was eventually played on November 10, Lee McDermott’s side ran out 23-13 winners in a hard fought contest.
That day, Paul O’Connor and Mike Lamb both scored tries, whilst Dave Welsh had his kicking boots with him, slotting over both conversions as well as three penalties.
Since then, Fleetwood’s miserable luck has continued.
They have lost all six games since, and are now bottom after failing to get past Manchester who have now overtaken them in the table.
Widnes, on the other hand, have been in great form and are currently in fifth place after securing four wins, a draw and just one defeat – at title hopefuls Liverpool St Helens – in their last six matches.
They also have at least one game in hand, and with Sale, Carlisle and Vale of Lune all stuttering along nervously at the moment, Widnes know they have a great chance of putting pressure on the teams above them, as well as doing their points difference a whole world of good, if they can turn in a slick, stylish performance.
Saturday’s game kicks off at 2.15pm.