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Salford 74 Wakefield 10

WILLIE POCHING let rip at his woeful Wakefield side after they crashed to a hammering with hardly a whimper.

Salford were superb as they clocked up their record Super League win, but they will rarely face worse opposition.

Trinity coach Poching (above) said: “It is only right that I apologise to our travelling fans for what we served up. It was not acceptable. Our response to a bit of adversity was not good.”

Salford jump from 10th to eighth to the delight of coach Paul Rowley.

He said: “To get such a positive Super League record is just reward for the players and something to be proud of.”

The Red Devils looked hopeless in the opening 10 minutes, with a string of errors gifting James

Batchelor a try for the visitors.

But after that blip they went on a 13-try scoring spree that was too hot for the Yorkshire team to handle.

Poching, whose side stay second bottom, added: “Sometimes when you score so early complacenc­y sets in.”

Half-back Brodie Croft was destroyer in chief, scoring one try and setting up four more. Joe Burgess bagged a hat-trick while Deon Cross, Ken Sio and Ryan Brierley all scored two tries, with Tim Lafai, Kallum Watkins and Sitaleki Akauola each adding a touchdown.

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