Flashback – Warrington Wolves 16 – 18 Salford Red Devils

Flashback – Warrington Wolves 16 – 18 Salford Red Devils

by | Jan 19, 2018

While the Red Devils earned a memorable victory against Warrington away last season we’re going back to 2011 for this week’s flashback.
Salford headed into their clash with then Super League leaders Warrington with a torrid record against the Wolves having racked up five derby defeats on the bounce – with the last being a 60-0 drubbing at The Willows – but that was to come to an end at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
It was the Wire who were first to cross as centre Chris Bridge latched onto a kick by former Red Devil Richie Myler to score in the corner.
However, Salford soon took the lead as some quick hands from the halves allowed Sean Gleeson to bust the Warrington line and force his way over. Daniel Holdsworth converted to open up a narrow lead.
But, the back-and-forth nature of the game continued when Lee Briers dummied and sliced through a big gap in the Salford defence.
Salford turned on the style going forward following the interval scoring two tries inside four minutes. Luke Patten raced 30m to score on the backend of a Gleeson pass before Holdsworth and Patten combined to give Mark Henry an easy finish in the corner. Holdsworth’s conversion made the scores 18-10.
Warrington were chasing the game and mounting the pressure on the Salford line and Myler managed to sneak over with two minutes remaining. The conversion closed the arrears to two points but Salford held out and came away with two points.
The victory made it back-to-back wins for Salford after they overcame Wakefield a week earlier and new Coach Matt Parish was set to arrive following the victory.
The teams that day:
Warrington: Brett Hodgson, Chris Bridge, Matty Blythe, Ryan Atkins, Rhys Williams; Lee Briers, Richie Myler, Adrian Morley, Michael Monaghan, Garreth Carvell, David Solomona, Ben Westwood, Simon Grix. 
Interchanges: Micky Higham, Paul Wood, Mike Cooper, Tyrone McCarthy.
Salford: Luke Patten, Mark Henry, Sean Gleeson, Stefan Ratchford, Jodie Broughton; Matty Smith, Daniel Holdsworth; Ray Cashmere, Wayne Godwin, Ryan Boyle, Luke Adamson, Chris Nero, Vinnie Anderson.
Interchanges: Lee Jewitt, Iafeta Palea’aesina, Adam Sidlow, Adam Neal.

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