Salford Red Devils 26-12 Widnes Vikings

Thursday 14th June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 18

26-12 FT

HT: 8 12

Official: J Child

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Kris Welham 2, Jake Bibby, Greg Burke, Rob Lui,

  • Goals
    Rob Lui 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Tom Gilmore, Patrick Ah Van,

  • Goals
    Tom Gilmore 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Salford Red Devils' on-loan prop Greg Burke scored a try against parent club Widnes Vikings as the hosts secured a 26-12 victory at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The visitors made a fast start when Tom Gilmore added the extras to his sixth-minute touchdown, but Salford responded with two tries in the space of five minutes from Kris Welham.

Widnes regained the lead thanks to Patrick Ah Van's converted try and they went in at the break 12-8 ahead.

But Salford made home advantage count in the second period as tries from Jake Bibby, Burke and Robert Lui, who also landed three successful kicks, clinched victory.

The Vikings finished the game with 12 men after Chris Houston was sent off for dissent in the 70th minute.

Salford assistant coach Willie Poching said: “I was pleased the guys got some reward because at times this year we’ve had good performances but not the results.

“We all hoped a win would spark us and hopefully this will prove to be the case. It was a courageous performance and not everything went smoothly for us.

“Some players had to play in unfamiliar positions but sometimes you have to overcome those adversities.”

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins said: "I thought we let ourselves down which has been the pattern for most of the year.

“Salford kept completing which is credit to them because they are down to the bare bones. We had enough ball to win that game and for large parts of it we were in charge. At the moment we can’t seem to get out of the cycle of making errors.”

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 78: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 61: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Burke
  • 49: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 24: TRY! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 15: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 10: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 6: TRY! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • Key Performers

    Robert Lui

    Metres 187
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Salford Red Devils 5
    Widnes Vikings 2

    Goals:

    Salford Red Devils 3
    Widnes Vikings 2

    METRES:

    Salford Red Devils 1536
    Widnes Vikings 1095

    CARRIES:

    Salford Red Devils 192
    Widnes Vikings 165

    TACKLES:

    Salford Red Devils 311
    Widnes Vikings 406

    OFFLOADS:

    Salford Red Devils 7
    Widnes Vikings 6

    PENALTIES:

    Salford Red Devils 6
    Widnes Vikings 9

    BREAKS:

    Salford Red Devils 7
    Widnes Vikings 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kris Welham 2 0 13 1 1 3 0 9 128 14.22 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Burke 1 0 24 5 0 2 0 11 72 6.55 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 1 1 17 3 2 2 7 19 187 9.84 2 1 0 0 3 3 2 0
    Jake Bibby 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 13 148 11.38 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 8.50 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 29 3 0 1 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Logan Tomkins 0 1 39 7 1 0 0 6 30 5.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 28 3 0 2 0 14 132 9.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 27 3 1 1 0 15 119 7.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 0 0 42 13 3 1 0 14 84 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lama Tasi 0 0 28 2 1 3 0 19 148 7.79 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Josh Wood 0 0 21 2 1 3 0 9 57 6.33 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 2 15 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 17 118 6.94 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 14 2 1 3 1 12 88 7.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Littlejohn 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 13 64 4.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Patrick Ah Van 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 14 103 7.36 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Gilmore 1 1 14 3 3 1 5 6 21 3.50 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 12 1 0 2 0 12 92 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 41 11 1 1 1 8 78 9.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Ince 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 13 68 5.23 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 6 0 1 1 5 14 79 5.64 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 1 21 3 1 2 2 12 59 4.92 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 39 5 3 1 0 11 90 8.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 19 4 2 0 1 6 32 5.33 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 35 10 0 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 38 4 4 0 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 35 6 3 1 0 10 58 5.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Houston 0 0 38 5 0 0 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 47 12 1 0 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Owen Farnworth 0 0 22 4 2 0 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 30 2 4 1 0 8 65 8.13 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Dan Norman 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties