Red Devils advance to Semi-Finals

Red Devils advance to Semi-Finals

by | Jun 15, 2017

The Salford Red Devils produced one of the performances of the season to overcome Wakefield Trinity and book their place in the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Tries from Ryan Lannon, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Niall Evalds, Craig Kopczak and Greg Johnson saw the Red Devils claim their place in the last four for the first time in 19 years.

The Red Devils came into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats, but were able to welcome Greg Johnson.

Salford started on top and were soon over the line, Michael Dobson gathered a chip kick and offloaded to Ryan Lannon who dived over to score.

The momentum stayed with the Red Devils and it wasn’t long before they were celebrating again. Ben Murdoch-Masila latched on to the end of a Rob Lui pass to crash through the defence and score.

Michael Dobson slotted a penalty to extend the lead to 14-0, and with the clock ticking down before halftime, Niall Evalds found room on the wing to cross and give the Red Devils a twenty point advantage at the break.

Salford started the second half in a similar vein to they ended the first, and they grabbed the next score though Greg Johnson. Murdoch-Masila broke the line and delivered a perfect offload to the winger to score in the corner.

With one foot already in the Semis, the Red Devils continued to push forwards, and Prop Forward Craig Kopczak forced his way over from close range to round of the scoring for the home side.

With the clock ticking down, Wakefield finally got themselves on the board through Liam Finn. Caton-Brown was stopped metres short, and appeared to knock on but Finn gathered and strolled over to score.

Final score: 30-6.

Salford Red Devils: Evalds, Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Bibby, Lui, Dobson, Tasi, Tomkins, Kopczak, Lannon, Murdoch-Masila, Flanagan, Brining, Carney, Hauraki, Griffin

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