15th April 2018, 18:09 | super_league

Devils beat Giants to go eighth

Devils beat Giants to go eighth

Huddersfield Giants 12-30 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils ran in five tries to record their first away Betfred Super League win of the season in the 30-12 victory at Huddersfield Giants.

Mark Flanagan powered over the whitewash after 10 minutes to put Salford ahead before turning provider to set up Ben Nakubuwai to move 12-0 up three minutes later.

The Giants halved the deficit with a flowing move for Innes Senior to cross in the corner in the 20th minute and it remained 12-6 until Rob Lui added a penalty for the Red Devils four minutes after the restart.

Weller Hauraki extended Salford's lead when he crashed over before Oliver Roberts hit back for the Giants to reduce the gap to 20-12.

However, Lui slotted over a penalty with 10 minutes remaining before Jake Bibby's late double added gloss to the scoreline, with half-back Lui kicking his fifth goal just before the hooter.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “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.”

Huddersfield caretaker coach Chris Thorman said: “I thought we competed for most parts apart from the first quarter and the last 10 minutes.

"But when you make 13 unforced errors with the ball and concede 12 penalties you are going to be chasing your tail.”

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