15th March 2020, 17:52 | super_league
Salford Red Devils came from 14-2 down to stun Betfred Super League leaders Wigan Warriors 18-14 in a dramatic finish at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Former Wigan scrum-half Kevin Brown scored the game’s crucial try with eight minutes remaining to complete a remarkable turnaround.
Adrian Lam’s side appeared to be cruising to victory as they opened up a 12-point lead with Jackson Hastings marking his 100th professional appearance with a try against his former club.
But two converted tries in seven minutes from Salford full-back Niall Evalds turned the game on its head before Brown touched down for the decisive score.
Warrington Wolves' long wait for an away Super League win ended in emphatic fashion as they breezed to a 38-4 victory at injury-hit Hull, who parted company with head coach Lee Radford immediately after the match.
Steve Price’s men had not won away from home since defeating London Broncos last July.
Blake Austin, who ran in four tries in the corresponding fixture last season, continued his love affair at the KCOM Stadium by opening the scoring.
Tom Lineham scored against his former side as Warrington led 12-0 at half-time and the visitors turned on the style with five tries in the second period.
Gareth Widdop celebrated his 31st birthday with a brace, while Anthony Gelling, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Austin’s second score posted back-to-back wins for Warrington for the first time since last May.
Kieran Buchanan grabbed a late consolation for Hull.
A brace from Derrell Olpherts helped Castleford Tigers to a 28-14 victory against St Helens.
The Tigers continued their strong start to the season with a fifth win to move second.
In the fifth minute Olpherts barged his way over, but the try was chalked off because of a forward pass from Peter Mata’utia.
The breakthrough came six minutes later when Mata’utia ran a short line and was too strong from close range.
A quick shift to the right was finished off by Olpherts touching down in the corner as Castleford made their superior possession tell.
Tempers flared when Jordan Rankin was hit high with a tackle from Matty Lees and the St Helens prop was sent to the sin-bin.
With seven minutes left in the half Olpherts dived over in the corner to complete his brace.
Tommy Makinson hit back when he touched down out wide on the stroke of half-time.
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook saw yellow for a high shot on Danny Richardson and Cheyse Blair sealed the result when he barged over in the 55th minute, with Jack Welsby and Luke Thompson adding consolation tries either side of Jake Trueman's effort.
Wakefield Trinity's game with Huddersfield Giants, Catalans Dragons' clash with Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR's match against Toronto Wolfpack were postponed.
Betfred Super League Results:
Hull FC 4-38 Warrington Wolves
Salford Red Devils 18-14 Wigan Warriors
Castleford Tigers 28-14 St Helens