Salford Red Devils 24-14 Warrington Wolves

Saturday 4th March 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 3

24-14 FT

HT: 8 10

Attendance: 5,492

Official: J Smith

Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Junior Sa'u 2, George Griffin, Kris Brinning,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Declan Patton, Jack Hughes, Jack Johnson,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

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Line Up

Red Devils

Wolves

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves are still without a Betfred Super League win this season after Salford Red Devils secured a 24-14 victory at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Junior Sau grabbed the first of his two tries as early as the fourth minute thanks to good work from George Griffin, who himself touched down later in the first half, but it was Warrington who led 10-8 at the interval, with Declan Patton crossing midway through the half before adding the extras to Jack Hughes' score just before the interval.

Salford came flying out of the traps once again and had regained the lead within two minutes of the restart following Kriss Brining's converted try although Warrington pulled level when Jack Johnson touched down in the corner.

Warrington were penalised for holding down in the 64th minute and Gareth O'Brien made no mistake with the penalty to edge Salford into a 16-14 lead before Sau dropped onto a a grubber kick from Michael Dobson for the game's decisive try seven minutes from time.

The conversion from O'Brien along with another penalty two minutes from time sealed the win.

Despite beating Brisbane Broncos in the World Club Series, Tony Smith's side find themselves at the wrong end of Super League and on Thursday face another tough assignment against champions Wigan Warriors.

Ian Watson hailed the attitude of his side following the win. He said: "We showed grit and determination especially after a few 50/50 calls went against us. The result is very pleasing as a group.

"Our game management has been very good all year and Michael Dobson was again first class. I thought the boys were brilliant."

A downbeat Smith added: "We were up for the Brisbane game in a big way and put in an enormous effort. Maybe it flattened us but it's far from the end of the world for us. We know we are going to get some form together especially in the dry weather.

"At this stage of the year, you will get these kinds of results. I don't think you can determine who will win or come last in the competition in the first few weeks."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 73: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 61: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Johnson
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 42: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Brinning
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 38: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 34: TRY! scored for Salford by George Griffin
  • 25: TRY! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 4: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • Key Performers

    Kevin Brown

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 4
    Wolves 3

    Goals:

    Red Devils 4
    Wolves 1

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1142
    Wolves 1054

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 161
    Wolves 157

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 316
    Wolves 328

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 2
    Wolves 16

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 6
    Wolves 8

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 4
    Wolves 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 2 1 14 1 2 2 0 18 120 6.67 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Johnson 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 13 108 8.31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 30 4 1 0 0 12 102 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 31 6 1 0 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 35 10 1 2 1 16 91 5.69 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 27 5 1 3 2 9 83 9.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Jake Bibby 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 11 80 7.27 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 9 79 8.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 13 77 5.92 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 1 1 26 3 2 0 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 24 5 1 0 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 27 3 2 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kris Brining 1 0 15 4 0 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth O'Brien 0 0 8 1 0 2 1 6 29 4.83 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 41 6 1 0 1 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Dobson 0 1 15 3 2 1 6 3 24 8.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Kurt Gidley 0 1 7 1 1 2 3 14 114 8.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mike Cooper 0 0 29 4 2 0 0 16 108 6.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 10 87 8.70 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Tom Lineham 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 13 85 6.54 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 21 7 0 1 0 12 79 6.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 1 0 29 7 2 3 0 12 79 6.58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Westerman 0 1 42 6 0 3 0 15 75 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Jack Johnson 1 0 6 0 0 2 1 10 73 7.30 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 36 6 2 0 0 8 65 8.13 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 23 9 0 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Evans 0 0 21 5 1 0 0 6 50 8.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kevin Brown 0 0 16 4 3 0 6 10 42 4.20 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 2
    Declan Patton 1 0 10 2 1 3 2 7 37 5.29 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 1
    Andre Savelio 0 0 25 5 0 1 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 15 3 0 1 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 18 7 0 0 0 2 20 10.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Blythe 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 3 14 4.67 0 0 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