Official Match Report
Niall Evalds scored a hat-trick to inspire Salford Red Devils to a 44-20 win over Wakefield Trinity at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The full-back’s second try saw him register a career century of touchdowns. He then added another with three minutes remaining to seal a crucial victory for Ian Watson’s men, who had lost their last four games.
While Evalds took the individual spoils, it was Robert Lui who turned the game in Salford’s favour with a try and four assists.
FULL TIME!!!— Salford Red Devils (@SalfordDevils) June 16, 2019
Salford Red Devils 44 - 20 @WTrinityRL
A hat-trick from @NEvalds1993 helps Salford Red Devils show @WTrinityRL who's the Daddy in a Father's Day thriller at the @AJBell_Stadium!#SLSalWak pic.twitter.com/s3YQ3aiPar
The home side outscored Wakefield four tries to one in the first half and took a deserved 20-6 lead into the interval.
And though Wakefield hinted at a comeback with a try early in the second half, Salford were well worth their win.
“I thought the players responded the right way after a tough month,” said Watson. “We started the game really well and that set us up for the game.
Salford coach Ian Watson said: "I thought the players responded the right way after a tough month.
"We started the game really well and that set us up for the game."
Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "We are in a relegation fight now, that's how we are looking at it.
"There are teams below us playing a lot better than us. I’m fairly confident we’ll be OK but we need to get that quality back out there."
|77||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||44-20|
|76||try||Try scored for Salford by Niall Evalds||42-20|
|75||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||38-20|
|74||try||Try scored for Salford by Niall Evalds||36-20|
|69||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop||32-20|
|63||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||32-16|
|62||try||Try scored for Salford by Kris Welham||30-16|
|56||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller||26-16|
|49||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||26-12|
|48||try||Try scored for Salford by Rob Lui||24-12|
|45||goal||Goal scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough||20-12|
|44||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop||20-10|
|37||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||20-6|
|36||try||Try scored for Salford by Joey Lussick||18-6|
|27||try||Try scored for Salford by Jake Bibby||14-6|
|25||goal||Goal scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu||10-6|
|24||try||Try scored for Salford by Niall Evalds||8-6|
|22||goal||Goal scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough||4-6|
|21||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller||4-4|
|4||try||Try scored for Salford by Jake Bibby||4-0|