Widnes led 10-6 at half-time thanks to two long-range tries from scrum-half Rhys Hanbury but they were reduced to 12 men on 67 minutes with the sin-binning
of winger Paddy Flynn for a professional foul.
Until the sin-binning
Oldham weren't in it and we could have scored up to 50 points.
While disappointed with his sin-binning
and the defeat, the 24-year-old Mitchell relished his first taste of the championship.
We made a good start but the sin-binning
was a huge part of that work being undone.
Captain Lawrence Dallaglio and director of rugby Ian McGeechan scotched talk of Jason Oakes' first-half sin-binning
putting an early nail in the visitors' coffin.
But aside from that I was disappointed at the level of performance after the sin-binning
The Vikings paid heavy price for Terry O'Connor's sin-binning
in the 19th minute after he sprayed water at Salford centre Kevin McGuiness as the Reds took full advantage with two quick tries from Stuart Littler.
After Waqaniver's sin-binning
, Henley scrum half Dan Smaje added another before Cull landed an injury time penalty.
Birmingham coach Paul Williams thought Worcester were there for the taking until the sin-binning
of second row Richard McCrainor midway through the second half.
The Warriors overcame the early sin-binning
of Gil Dudson to lead 14-8 at the break with tries from Chris Tuson, Anthony Gelling and a controversial Josh Charnley effort.
Apenalty from Jason Tovey had given the Dragons the lead but they could not profit from the 31st-minute sin-binning
of wing Matteo Pratichetti.
Yet hopes were killed off with the double sin-binning
as Sneddon continued to dominate with the boot as the Wanderers took the spoils.