Reds end poor away run
SALFORD ended 11 months of awayday misery with a 30-12 Betfred Super League win at Huddersfield Giants, but head coach Ian Watson insisted the run had not concerned him.
The Red Devils scored five tries while the Giants ended with 12 men due to captain Danny Brough’s late red card.
“We are confident wherever we play,” said Watson.
“We have met some good teams away from home in this early part of the season.
“In those game we have been really competitive so that wasn’t a problem.
“But I suppose it is nice to get that monkey off our back. Other than that we weren’t bothered.
“We started well but got a bit scrappy where we didn’t finish our sets in the first half.
“But in the second half we got that composure back.
“Even when Huddersfield had a purple patch attacking our goal line, we defended well and fronted up.
“We weathered the storm and knew it was going to turn at some point.
“When it did we got the rewards at the back end.”
Two tries from Jake Bibby and one apiece from Ben Nakubuwai, Weller Hauraki and Mark Flanagan, along with five goals from Rob Lui, secured a win which lifts Salford into the top eight.
Innes Senior and Ollie Roberts crossed for the Giants while Brough kicked two goals for Chris Thorman’s side.