Wigan Warriors 28-12 Salford Red Devils

Friday 28th June 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 20

28-12 FT

HT: 10 6

Attendance: 12,066

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Liam Marshall (2), Joe Greenwood, Zak Hardaker, Oliver Partington,

  • Goals
    Chris Hankinson (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Derrell Olpherts, Kris Welham,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Resurgent Wigan Warriors leapfrogged Salford Red Devils into the Betfred Super League play-off places with a 28-12 win at the DW Stadium.

Winger Liam Marshall scored twice for the Warriors who clearly enjoyed playing at home for the first time in almost two months on their way to a fourth straight win.

Joe Greenwood, Zak Hardaker and substitute Oliver Partington also crossed for the Warriors, who move to within four points of third-placed Hull FC.

Stand-off George Williams produced another eye-catching display in his 150th game for the Warriors, who lost inspirational captain Sean O’Loughlin to injury after only two minutes.

Salford gave a debut to Tui Lolohea who arrived from Leeds as part of the deal which saw Robert Lui move in the opposite direction. 

Derrell Olpherts and Kris Welham scored for the visitors, but they were soundly beaten.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam said: "I was really satisfied with our performance, though we ran out of steam in the second half.

“We completed at 90 per cent in the first half which is international standard. If we could complete like that every game we’d be happy.

“I was really proud of the defence, I thought we were unbelievably tough.”

Salford boss Ian Watson said: "We were off today. But if you make errors and don't complete, it's going to a struggle. 

"We felt quite comfortable early doors going set for set with them but we had some poor defensive reads on the edge."

 

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Chris Hankinson
  • 79: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Partington
  • 77: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Chris Hankinson
  • 50: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Chris Hankinson
  • 43: TRY! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 39: TRY! scored for Salford by Derrell Olpherts
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Greenwood
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Chris Hankinson
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • Key Performers

    Krisnan Inu

    Offloads: 5

    Liam Marshall

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 5
    Red Devils 2

    Goals:

    Warriors 4
    Red Devils 2

    METRES:

    Warriors 1352
    Red Devils 1262

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 199
    Red Devils 191

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 326
    Red Devils 344

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 5
    Red Devils 12

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 8
    Red Devils 6

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 7
    Red Devils 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Williams 0 1 10 1 1 6 5 19 150 7.89 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Zak Hardaker 1 0 9 3 0 7 0 18 131 7.28 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
    Liam Marshall 2 0 11 1 4 8 0 12 123 10.25 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 17 118 6.94 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Powell 0 1 37 6 1 3 2 17 106 6.24 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 13 91 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Partington 1 0 17 0 2 0 0 15 91 6.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Bullock 0 0 22 4 1 1 0 12 87 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Smithies 0 0 24 2 1 0 0 17 81 4.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 11 75 6.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Greenwood 1 0 40 5 0 2 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 26 3 0 2 0 9 59 6.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 41 7 4 2 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hankinson 0 2 16 2 4 3 0 8 44 5.50 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 18 2 3 0 3 10 40 4.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Sammut 0 1 16 2 8 2 1 2 34 17.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jackson Hastings 0 2 20 2 4 2 4 24 155 6.46 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Derrell Olpherts 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 21 145 6.90 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 10 0 1 3 0 16 133 8.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 12 2 0 4 0 12 125 10.42 1 0 3 0 2 1 5 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 10 1 4 2 1 15 115 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 1 0 14 2 6 6 0 14 80 5.71 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 39 7 4 0 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tuimoala Lolohea 0 0 21 4 1 6 3 16 69 4.31 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 34 5 0 1 0 11 63 5.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 31 0 4 2 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 36 8 4 0 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ken Sio 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 19 4 2 2 0 7 32 4.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 19 4 1 0 0 8 26 3.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joey Lussick 0 0 28 6 2 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 21 2 3 0 0 1 3 3.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties