Travelling to France and back in a day looked a tricky assignment for Richard Marshall’s Red Devils. Another poor performance left Salford empty handed for the third match running in Super League and rooted to the foot of the League table.
Catalans took charge in the thirteenth minute with a try from loose forward Benjamin Garcia. Moments later Samisoni Langi charged through to touch down and with James Maloney’s goal kicking put the Dragons 12-0 up.
Salford had chances and numerous sets in good attacking positions courtesy of some clever kicking from Tui Lolohea. For one reason or another they never really threatened, turning over possession, unforced errors and general poor play left them on the back foot.
Josh Drinkwater eased Catalans further in front just before the half hour mark and it all looked to easy.
It was difficult to pull any positives from Salford’s first half display and the second half things got even worse. Fouad Yaha crossed with ease just after the break to get the Dragons rolling again before former Wigan winger Tom Davies touched down for yet another easy try.
Salford had scored just six points against St.Helens in round one and four against Hull in round two. Harvey Livett scored the sides only try of this match in the 53rd minute.
The final quarter of the match fizzled out but the Dragons added two more tries both coming from Yaha to complete his hat trick.
The Red Devils looked dejected as the hooter sounded and will be very disappointed with the performance. A home fixture against Leigh next Friday now looks like a pressure match.
It’s hard to pin point Salford’s failings of recent matches and Richard Marshall will have to make some tough selection decisions in the coming week. The supporters have every right to be worried after the manner of this defeat
Catalans 42 Salford Red Devils 6.