Salford RLFC Supporters' Trust

The voice of Salford Red Devils fans

Uncategorized 0 Comments

Salford click in to gear to see off Robins

After a two week break Salford were back in action at the AJ Bell Stadium as they welcomed newly promoted Hull KR.

After two defeats to Wigan and Wakefield Ian Watson and his players knew how important it was to get the win. The Robins arrived in confident mood after steady improvement in there opening fixtures. A first round home defeat to Wakefield was followed by a battling display at Elland road against champions Leeds Rhinos which they were unlucky to lose. Last week a hard fought win at Craven Park against Catalan Dragons 23-4 showed Tim Sheens side will play with plenty of grit and determination this season.

Another bitterly cold night welcomed both sides to the pitch as summer rugby still seemed a few months away.

Jack Littlejohn came up with an early mistake kicking out on the full to hand Hull KR the initiative. The Robins grabbed the first try moments later from Thomas Mimms as Salford failed to deal with a neat kick in to the in goal.

Shortly after Salford responded, Jack Littlejohn’s kick in to the in goal area this time causing panic for the Rovers defence. Gareth O Brien was first to pounce, his conversion levelled the score at 6-6.

Junior Sau who was a menace in attack and defence all night nudged Salford in front after some nice work from Littlejohn. O’Brien again on the button with the conversion 12-6.

O’Brien then added a penalty goal before Robert Lui threw a wonderful pass to centre Kris Welham who kept his nerve to send young Jake Bibby in at the corner. O’Brien just dragged the kick wide but Salford were well in the driving seat 18-6 at half time.

It was the perfect start to the second half when Robert Lui raced in for a try inside the first minute. O’Brien adding the goal 24-6.

Rovers continued to battle with ex Red Devil Tommy Lee working overtime in the middle along with impressive young half back Chris Atkin. O’Brien added another penalty 26-6 before lively Hull KR full back Adam Quinlan touched down 26-12.

Rovers joy was short lived when lovely handling from Littlejohn and O’Brien sent Niall Evalds over the try line. The exciting Evalds then grabbed his second after good strong running from Sau.

Ian Watson was delighted after the game praising his pack for another hard working display, man of the match Junior Sau was singled out for a special mention along with hard working hookers Logan Tomkins and Josh Wood.

img-20180224-wa0000.jpg

An excellent nights work for the Red Devil’s to get the season off the mark. Salford who seem to be growing in confidence every week face a trip to St Helens in seven days time.

Final score Salford Red Devil’s 36 Hull Kingston Rovers 12.

Paul Whiteside.

Photographs by G Lyons

Related

Uncategorized
Tigers too good for battling Salford

Salford returned to The AJ Bell Stadium tonight and made a real solid start against a Castleford side brimming with […]

Paul Whiteside catches up with Josh Wood – listen here
Uncategorized
Paul Whiteside catches up with Josh Wood – listen here

Listen to Supporters’ Trust member and DitD host Paul Whiteside catch up with Josh Wood after the final 2018 pre season […]

Uncategorized
In memory of John Hoskison – (UPDATED with funeral arrangements)

John’s funeral will take place at Stockport Crematorium Rowan Chapel Crematorium at 1.45 pm on Thursday 1st March 2018. James Hoskison […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE RD1 AND RD2 NOW IN OUR SHOP! Dismiss

X
%d bloggers like this: