WIRRAL fought back from a 10-22 deficit at half-time to clinch a bonus point win over Widnes.
With both teams looking to play open rugby from the start it was Wirral who took an early lead with a Craig Harvey try and conversion by brother, Danny.
This was followed by a penalty from Craig to give the home side a 10-0 lead.
Widnes hit back with three tries before half time through Matty Smith, Harry Varley and Chris Atkins with Matty Smith converting two along with a penalty to secure a 10-22 half time lead.
In the second half, the Wirral forwards came into the game and gave the team a greater share of territory and possession.
Swift passing to left winger Ali Baker saw him avoid would-be tacklers and move up to the Widnes line; a perfectly timed pass and an ever alert Joe Murray scampered over for a try which was converted by Craig to leave the game tied at 22-all.
20 minutes into the second half, Wirral took the lead with a try from short range by prop Matt Brown; Craig Harvey converted, and along with two long range penalties sealed the victory for Wirral.
In the final minutes, Widnes made a valiant effort to secure a try bonus point but the stubborn Wirral defence held out.
The win still leaves Wirral in sixth place, one point behind Widnes but with a game in hand.