Salford Take Giant Leap Toward Safety


Another superb victory for Salford Red Devil’s and despite the none existent crowd, things on the pitch are looking up.

Widnes Vikings opened the scoring through Charlie Runciman then “ nothing” apart from Salford taking full control of the game and dominating everything that moved.

Half backs Robert Lui and Jackson Hastings are a superb combination and their influence was significant in this victory.

For the Home sides first score Lui and Hastings combined beautifully to put centre Junior Sa’u in at the corner. chamberlain converted and it was all square at 6-6.

Four minutes later and Hastings demonstrated what a superb addition to this Salford team he is with a beautiful pass to create a gaping gap in the Widnes defence and Sa’u was in for his double.

Despite going down to 12 men with their other new signing Joey Lussick condemned to the Sin bin for ten, the Red Devil’s were fully in control of this game and this was confirmed a few minutes into the second half when Lui barged his way over for a score for a well worked try.

The conversion by ex Widnes man Ed Chamberlain and a further penalty on 52 minutes gave the Red Devil’s a commanding 20-6 lead.

Lui was again the provider on the hour mark when he broke a weak Vikings defence to set up Niall Evalds for an outstanding Salford score. With Chamberlain converting the commanding half backs for the home side were too classy and skilful for a pedestrian Vikings defence.

Hastings was there again combining wonderfully with Lussick who provided another superb pass for Mark Flanagan to go over the white wash

Chamberlain’s convention sealed a quite superb 32-6 victory for the Red Devil’s and condemn the Vikings to their 15th consecutive defeat.

That type of form from the Vikings will be nowhere near good enough to maintain their super league status, but with Lui, Hastings and Lussick Salford have suddenly found a remarkably good combination and must be confident of maintaining their super league status.

The Vultures will be circling looking to pick up top class Viking talent like Olly Ashall Bott, and time is almost up for Francis Cummins to change the disastrous series of defeats

 Salford: Niall Evalds, Ed Chamberlain, Kris Welham, Junior Sa’u, Derrell Olpherts, Rob Lui, Jackson Hastings, Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Lama Tasi, Josh Jones, Ryan Lannon, Mark Flanagan; Subs: Craig Kopczak, Ben Nakubuwai, Greg Burke, Joey Lussick.

Widnes: Olly Ashall-Bott, Patrick Ah Van, Krisnan Inu, Matt Whitley, Charly Runciman, Joe Mellor, Liam Finn, Harrison Hansen, Aaron Heremaia, Gil Dudson, Chris Dean, Chris Houston, Weller Hauraki; Subs: Lloyd White, Alex Gerrard, Tom Olbison, MacGraff Leuluai.

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