RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

Fourth against eleventh was the fare on offer as the Salford Red Devils welcomed the Warrington Wolves to the AJ Bell Stadium, as they looked for their second win of the season against a Wolves side looking to cement their place in the top four.

Both sides made changes, Salford after suffering a nail-biting defeat against the Warriors last Saturday, and Warrington who ran out convincing 38-14 winners over the Castleford Tigers later that afternoon.

There were fans from both clubs present with Warrington as massive favourites, but wary that Salford are a very good side and due a change in fortunes, particularly after their great performance last time out.

Within one hundred seconds of the first whistle the Wolves went in with an one two between Stefan Ratchford and Josh Charnley, the full back taking the inside pass to slide in for a far too simple try. Ratchford added the conversion for 6-0.

On six minutes Gareth Widdop ripped through the Salford defence and found Danny Walker in support to shrug off a tackler and go ten metres to dot down. Ratchford added the conversion and in the blink of an eye it was 12-0.

The Salford defence were having a nightmare as the Wolves went in for their third on eleven. A grubber from Widdop was picked up by Ben Currie and passed outside to Toby King to cross from a few metres out. Ratchford added the conversion from wide for 18-0, all way too easy.

A twenty-first minute Ken Sio eighty metre effort, after picking up an uncharacteristically poor Warrington kick and pinning back his ears to go down the right wing. Harvey Livett added the conversion to reduce the arrears by six.

Ratchford got the Wolves scoring moving again with a penalty goal from under the shadow of the sticks for 20-6.

Salford’s second came on thirty-two when Livett benefitted from good pressure when he took a Morgan Escare pass and juggled before reaching over the line for the try. The Red Devils centre added the conversion for 12-20.

With a minute remaining until the half time hooter Jake Mamo found a gap from nothing to manufacture a fifty metre try as he evaded the Salford defence and went forty metres to score under the sticks. Ratchford added the conversion for a big half-time lead at 26-12.

Inside the opening two minutes of the second half Salford spilled the ball and Widdop hacked it forwards and collected to score a simple try under the sticks. Ratchford kicked his sixth goal of the game for 32-12.

Darcy Lussick hit back for Salford when he took the ball at first receiver and strolled over through a massive gap in the defensive line. Livett added the conversion and while Salford still had a mountain to climb to get back into the game, they showed that they weren’t just going to give up.

An awful looking high tackle from Morgan Escare on Widdop saw the Red Devils full-back sin-binned.

The twelve men paid the price early as Mamo was on hand at the end of a six-man passing move to ground the ball over the line. Ratchford was spot on with his kick for 38-18.

Salford were down to eleven men on fifty-seven when Lussick joined Escare in the sinbin, once again for a high tackle, this time on Josh Charnley.

With a two-man advantage Toby King got his second of the game dragging two tacklers over the line before falling to the ground. Ratchford made it eight from eight for a 44-18 lead.

Chris Hill got in on the action on sixty-four as the Salford tacklers failed to hold him. Ratchford added the extras to bring up the fifty for the Wolves in what was becoming an excellent evening.

There was no catching Ben Currie as he went almost the length of the field after taking a Salford kick through five from his own line. Ratchford added his tenth goal of the game for 56-18.

Widdop’s second of the night came with three minutes of the half remaining, King breaking an exhausted and putting Widdop through a gap to go forty metres to score under the sticks. Ratchford continued his faultless kicking evening for a final score of 62-18.

It was a devastating night for the Wolves in a game which boasted a point a minute. Across the park Warrington were dominant and with Widdop, Ratchford and King in special form they were unstoppable. Dropping to eleven men when they had put themselves back in the game was catastrophic for a Salford side who must be wondering where last weeks performance disappeared to.

Salford Red Devils: Escare (SB on 51), Sio (T), Watkins, Livett (T, 3G), Williams, Lolohea, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Taylor, Ikahihifo, Lannon, Roberts, Burke. Subs: Lussick (T, SB on 56), Wells, Luckley, Patton.

Warrington Wolves: Ratchford (T, 11G), Lineham, Mamo (2T), King (2T), Charnley, Austin, Widdop (2T), Hill (T), Walker (T), Philbin, Currie (T), Hughes, Davis. Subs: Mulhern, Clark J, Akauola, Clark D.

Half-Time: 12-26.

Full-Time: 18-62.

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 0-10, 0-12, 0-16, 0-18, 4-18, 6-18, 6-20, 10-20, 12-20, 12-24, 12-26 : HT: 12-30, 12-32, 16-32, 18-32, 18-36, 18-38, 18-42, 18-44, 18-48, 18-50, 18-54, 18-56, 18-60, 18-62 : FT.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Thu 27th May 2021 9:36 PM | Views : 6160 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
Sun 10th Oct
WSL RND: 19 St.HelensW28-0LeedsW
WSL RND: 19 FeatherstoneW22-24Hudds W
CH RND: 25 Toulouse34-12Featherstone
L1 RND: 25 Workington36-12Doncaster
Sat 9th Oct
SL RND: 28 Catalans10-12St.Helens
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 24 815 316 499 42
Penrith 24 640 280 360 42
Souths 24 775 453 322 40
Manly 24 744 492 252 32
Sydney 24 636 475 161 32
Parramatta 24 566 457 109 30
Newcastle 24 428 571 -143 24
Gold Coast 24 568 553 15 20
 
Cronulla 24 512 556 -44 20
Canberra 24 481 578 -97 20
St.George 24 474 616 -142 16
NZ Warriors 24 453 624 -171 16
Wests 24 500 714 -214 16
Brisbane 24 446 695 -249 14
NQL Cowboys 24 460 748 -288 14
Canterbury 24 340 710 -370 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 23 688 398 290 38 172.86 82.61
St.Helens 21 548 229 319 32 239.30 76.19
Warrington 21 588 354 234 31 166.10 73.81
Wigan 25 387 385 2 30 100.52 60
Leeds 24 556 440 116 26 126.36 54.17
Hull KR 20 497 458 39 20 108.52 50
 
Castleford 23 439 552 -113 22 79.53 47.83
Hull FC 21 409 476 -67 17 85.92 40.48
Huddersfield 24 460 516 -56 18 89.15 37.50
Wakefield 24 482 548 -66 18 87.96 37.50
Salford 22 402 586 -184 14 68.60 31.82
Leigh 22 356 870 -514 4 40.92 9.09
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 13 616 112 504 26 550 100
Featherstone 19 817 254 563 34 321.65 94.74
Halifax 19 512 323 189 26 158.51 68.42
Bradford 18 483 455 28 24 106.15 66.67
LondonB 18 504 499 5 21 101 63.89
Batley 19 525 370 155 24 141.89 63.16
 
Whitehaven 20 447 496 -49 21 90.12 52.50
York 19 470 455 15 16 103.30 42.11
Widnes 19 458 509 -51 15 89.98 39.47
Newcastle 18 381 521 -140 13 73.13 36.11
Sheffield 18 382 553 -171 13 69.08 36.11
Dewsbury 19 308 570 -262 13 54.04 34.21
Oldham 19 270 691 -421 5 39.07 13.16
Swinton 20 354 719 -365 3 49.24 7.50
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 22
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 17 596 275 321 27 216.73 79.41
Workington 15 471 310 161 21 151.94 70
Doncaster 18 503 400 103 24 125.75 66.67
Keighley 19 640 399 241 25 160.40 65.79
Crusaders 18 553 438 115 22 126.26 61.11
Hunslet 19 572 466 106 20 122.75 52.63
 
Rochdale 17 505 488 17 17 103.48 50
Coventry 17 407 460 -53 12 88.48 35.29
LondonS 18 292 577 -285 7 50.61 19.44
West Wales 18 208 896 -688 1 23.21 2.78
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
St.HelensW 7 370 36 334 12 1,027.78 85.71
WiganW 6 222 64 158 10 346.88 83.33
YorkW 6 186 102 84 8 182.35 66.67
CastlefordW 6 166 96 70 8 172.92 66.67
BradfordW 8 158 264 -106 6 59.85 37.50
Hudds W 7 104 288 -184 4 36.11 28.57
 
Wire W 8 150 334 -184 4 44.91 25
FeatherstoneW 8 122 338 -216 4 36.09 25
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
RLFANS Recent Posts


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!









X
::::::::