Another scorching day was in store for the two sides at kick off.
Salford made a solid start pegging Rovers back in their own half with some tough tackling and smart end of set kicks.
Tyrone McCarthy came close to the first try but just couldn’t pouch Jake Shorrocks high kick.
Greg Johnson grabbed the games first try darting over from dummy half. Ed Chamberlain on his first start for The Red Devils added the goal 0-6.
Hull KR seemed to get a foot hold in the match with some silly Salford errors and needless penalties conceded. This poor spell came at a cost, Adam Quinlan providing a try for young winger Ryan Shaw to level the scores.
Shorrocks with an attacking kick for Salford was touched back by McCarthy straight in to Quinlan’s arms. The fullback raced the full length of the pitch to put the home side in front.
The Red Devils lost Greg Johnson to injury as he limped off with a possible ankle problem. This seemed to disrupt them even more with Rovers running in tries from Will Oakes, Joe Greenwood, Danny McGuire and Joel Tomkins all before halftime. Trailing 36-6 at the break Salford’s travelling supporters feared the worst.
Junior Sau grabbed the first try of the second half to provide a crumb of comfort.
The highlight of the game from a Salford perspective may have been Jake Bibby tracking back a thrilling Rovers break to pull off a sensational try saving tackle.
Danny McGuire grabbed his second try from a sublime grubber kick that sat up perfectly. Oakes got his brace shortly after with Danny Tickle faultless with the goal kicking 46-10.
McGuire completed a fine hat trick rolling back the years strolling through a huge gap in the Salford defence to bring the 50 point mark up before the hour mark.
Junior Sau and Jake Bibby scored tries for Salford in the closing quarter as they some how kept the Rovers out for the remaining 20 minutes.
The damage however was already done, a bitterly disappointing afternoon that sees Hull KR swap table places with Salford.
A dejected Ian Watson was certainly hurting at full time “its the lack of fight we showed after the first quarter, it’s about the guys on the field now and their performances now and what they want to be remembered for as a group of players”.
With three games remaining in the regular season Castleford Tigers visit The AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night.
Hull Kr 52 Salford 22.