25th March 2019, 04:33 | super_league

Warriors down Salford

Warriors down Salford

Salford Red Devils 22-30 Wigan Warriors

England stand-off George Williams scored a hat-trick of tries to help Wigan Warriors to a much-needed 30-22 victory in a Super League thriller against Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The reigning champions went into the round seven clash on the back of four straight defeats but coach Adrian Lam will be breathing more easily after a hard-fought second win of the season.

Wigan looked to be well in command after running in three tries in an eight-minute spell from Williams, Thomas Leuluai and Joe Greenwood to lead 18-6.

But the Red Devils showed their danger by scoring three of their own either side of half-time through Derrell Olpherts, Niall Evalds and Adam Walker to go in front for the second time.

However, Wigan always looked to have the edge and Williams, whose form so far this year amid rumours of a move to the NRL had been a matter of concern for Lam, showed his class to put the result beyond doubt.

Wigan were also boosted by the return to fitness of wingmen Joe Burgess and Dom Manfredi, who were reunited for the first time since the 2015 Grand Final.