Red Devils run riot against in-form Wildcats

Red Devils run riot against in-form Wildcats

by | May 27, 2016

The Salford Red Devils moved within two points of the top eight with dominant 38-8 win against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, thanks in large to a superb second half performance.
Two tries from Ryan Lannon helped the Red Devils to a second consecutive win following the Magic Weekend victory against Widnes.
Salford took the lead early on as Niall Evalds pounced on the end of a Michael Dobson grubber kick to get his side off to the perfect start.
The Wildcats came back into the game with a try from Anthony Tupou to level the scores at 4-4 as the game developed into fast paced physical affair.
Wakefield were then reduced to 12 men as Danny Kirmond was sent to the sin bin for tripping, and Salford took advantage as Ryan Lannon broke free from the defence to score his first try of the night.
The visitors then went down to 11 men, as Ben Jones-Bishop was sent to join Kirmond in the sin bin for a professional foul, tackling Evalds off the ball as the Salford player chased a kick.
Going into the second half with a 10-4 lead and a two man advantage, Salford started quickly with Mark Flanagan scoring following some smart attacking play.
Salford now had the momentum behind them, and were in again just two minutes later, as Lannon scooped up a loose ball to to dive over for his second of the game.
The hosts were now well in control of the game, and made the most of this dominance, Rob Lui broke free to score in front of the home fans to bring Salford into a 28-4 lead.
The Red Devils continued to control the game, and George Griffin made the result a finality in the 65th minute, barging over from close range to score.
Despite a consolation try for Wakefield scored by Jones-Bishop, Salford continued to look the better of the two sides and Junior Sa’u capped of the performance with a try after the final buzzer to secure the 38-8 win for the Devils.
The win sees Salford move up to ninth in the Super League table, and the side takes good momentum into next weeks crunch match against Wigan Warriors.
Salford Red Devils: O’Brien, Evalds, Jones, Sa’u, Vidot, Lui, Dobson, Kopczak, Tomkins, G.Griffin, Murdoch-Masila, Hauraki, Flanagan, Lannon, A.Walne, Bibby, Joseph.
Tries: Evalds, Lannon x2 Grffin, Lui, Flanagan, Sa’u
Goals: O’Brien x 3 Dobson x 1

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