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Summary

  1. Widnes 12-10 up at the break through Joe Mellor and Matt Whitley
  2. Brad Dwyer scores for hosts after half-time but Charly Runciman hits back
  3. Late Kurt Gidley goal wins it for Warrington
  4. Warrington join Wakefield in last four

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now

    FT: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    So we know two of our Challenge Cup semi-finalists in 2016. Warrington join Wakefield in the last four.

    On Saturday, we've got live text commentary of Hull FC v Catalans and Wigan v Castleford on the BBC Sport website and app. And remember you can watch the second of those ties on BBC Two from 17:15 BST.

    Thanks for your company this evening. I'll see you again tomorrow.

    Kevin Penny
  2. Reaction

    FT: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Warrington head coach Tony Smith: "The nerves were going at the end. We made hard work of it. All credit to Widnes, they had a crack at us and played really well."

  3. Reaction

    FT: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Warrington half-back Kurt Gidley: "That was tough and that's what I was expecting in the Challenge Cup.

    "We probably made too many errors in the second part of the first half and that took it out of us. We showed some real character in the second half to fight back."

  4. Post update

    FT: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Reaction to follow from the key figures in an enthralling match...

  5. Full time

    Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Warrington have done it. Only just, but they have.

    A slow start, but it turned into a superb game of rugby league.

    Tony Smith
  6. Post update

    Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Widnes look out on their feet here. Both sides do.

    Wolves winger Kevin Penny gets to Kevin Brown's kick forward and surely sees Warrington home.

  7. Post update

    Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Widnes cough up possession 20 metres from the Warrington line.

    Rhys Hanbury attempts an offload, and Daryl Clark drops on the ball.

    Two minutes to go.

  8. Post update

    Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Widnes probably have three attacking sets to stay in the Challenge Cup.

    The first one ends with a high kick from just inside the Warrington half. Kevin Brown's big boot comes down with snow on it, but the Wolves gather it safely.

  9. PENALTY - Warrington 20-18 Widnes

    Kurt Gidley

    Kurt Gidley

    From 25 metres out, Kurt Gidley slots his kick between the sticks and the Australian has sent Warrington that little bit closer to a seventh Challenge Cup semi-final in eight seasons.

  10. Post update

    Warrington 18-18 Widnes

    Faces of anguish from the Widnes coaching staff as a chance goes begging out wide.

    This situation calls for calm heads, more than anything else.

    Hang on, what's happened here? Warrington have a penalty! Rhys Hanbury spills and Hep Cahill drops on the ball from an offside position. This is kickable...

  11. Post update

    Warrington 18-18 Widnes

    Ten minutes to go. One bit of magic wins this game. Or, increasingly likely, a drop-goal.

    Who wants to be a hero? Chris Sandow? Kurt Gidley? Kevin Brown? Rhys Hanbury?

  12. Post update

    Warrington 18-18 Widnes

    John Kear

    Former England coach on BBC Two

    We are in for a great final 15 minutes because there are two tired teams, but two teams desperate to get to the semi-finals.

  13. TRY - Warrington 18-18 Widnes

    Charly Runciman, goal Rhys Hanbury

    Oh, here we go! This quarter-final is boiling up nicely as Widnes get back on terms with a try from Charly Runciman.

    And you probably won't see a better try this weekend. A great break from Rhys Hanbury from deep, a superb offload from Chris Houston near the line, and Runciman finishes nicely.

    Hanbury nails the kick at goal, and we're level again.

  14. Post update

    Warrington 18-12 Widnes

    A mini-break from Widnes winger Corey Thompson gives the Vikings some decent field position, but Warrington's Ben Currie snuffs out the threat in spectacular fashion.

    The second-rower - playing a centre after Ryan Atkins' first-half injury - dances away from one, two, three, four Widnes players to get back into the field of play.

  15. TRY - Warrington 18-12 Widnes

    Brad Dwyer, goal Kurt Gidley

    Brad Dwyer

    Warrington have been by far the better side since half-time and now they have a lead to show for it.

    Hooker Brad Dwyer is over from close range, his quick thinking getting him just enough space from the play-the-ball to dart over the try line.

    Can the Wolves make their advantage count now? Or do Widnes have more to give?

  16. Post update

    Warrington 12-12 Widnes

    James Child has had enough of repeat offences from Widnes and gives the Vikings a team warning. Chris Sandow's grubber kick is just about dealt with by Corey Thompson, who kicks behind the in-goal area.

    The visitors are rocking a little bit.

  17. Post update

    Warrington 12-12 Widnes

    Golden-point extra-time anyone? That's what we'll get if the scores are level after 80 minutes.

  18. PENALTY - Warrington 12-12 Widnes

    Kurt Gidley

    This Challenge Cup quarter-final is on a knife-edge.

    Warrington get a penalty which they kick to within 20 metres of the Widnes line. The Vikings infringe again, and the hosts decide to take an easy two points.

    Kurt Gidley, now looking back to full fitness, slots over to level at 12-12.

  19. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 Widnes

    A big chance missed for Widnes, as Kevin Brown's pass evades Patrick Ah Van, who was ahead of the play.

    The big Kiwi-born winger would have been in if he'd have gathered.

  20. Post update

    Warrington 10-12 Widnes

    Joe Mellor makes a break for Widnes, then swirls around like a spinning top trying to find space, but runs into a wall of primrose and blue shirts.

    They knock on from the next tackle.

    Worrying signs for Warrington as influential playmaker Kurt Gidley is being seen to by the physio. Chris Sandow is carrying a slight knock too. Is it all unravelling for the Wolves?