Salford were left ‘disappointed’ and ‘frustrated’ following a late defeat against Widnes says Head Coach Ian Watson.
The Red Devils led heading into the final fifteen minutes however tries from Greg Burke and Aaron Heremaia were the difference between the sides.
Watson said: “After 65 minutes we were disappointed to go on to lose the game because you feel like you’re in control.
“The sin-bin didn’t help us at that point and then I think they then had nine sets to our one in that next ten minute spell which really sealed the game for them.
“I thought they just did what we’d spoken about in that last section of the game by getting to the end of their sets and kicking well on the back of it.
“They got the rewards for doing the right things in those conditions.
“I think they completed at 95% in the second half and if you complete at that rate and have as many sets as they did you’re always going to break a team down.
“I’m disappointed and frustrated really. We thought we had the game won really when we took the two points under the posts to take us into a four-point lead, we felt pretty in control.
“Obviously the knock-on effect with energy from defending with twelve men and the penalties we gave away on the back of that cost us.
“For 65 minutes we were in control of the game and we should have gone on to win it.
“There were a few little things that changed the game whether that’s us or that’s the decisions that have been made.
“We’ll have a look at that but we’re definitely disappointed and frustrated that we’ve not come away with the win.”