Warrington Wolves 30-14 Salford Red Devils

Friday 29th June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 19

30-14 FT

HT: 14 10

Official: C Kendal

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Sitaleki Akauola, Tom Lineham, Toby King, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Jack Littlejohn 2, Jake Bibby,

  • Goals
    Rob Lui,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Josh Charnley’s sensational try-scoring run continued to help Warrington Wolves beat struggling Salford Red Devils 30-14 in Betfred Super League.

The sides were locked at 14-14 in a tense encounter when Charnley struck in the second half with another superb winger’s try with a spectacular diving finish in the corner.

That took his tally to 17 tries in just 14 appearances as the Wolves leapfrogged Castleford Tigers into third place.

Warrington’s other tries came from Tom Lineham, Toby King, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper and Sitaleki Akauola, with Bryson Goodwin landing three conversions.

The defeat was tough on Salford but they stay rooted in the bottom four and look like they will have to battle for their Super League lives in the Qualifiers with just four games remaining before the split.

Full-back Jack Littlejohn claimed two tries for the Red Devils and Jake Bibby also touched down with Robert Lui landing two conversions.

Warrington coach Steve Price was happy to take the points after his side were given a scare.

Price said: "Two points is two points. I thought we did what we had to do to get the result and credit to the players, we will take the win and move on.

"After a full week off I thought there were certain aspects of our game that were flat at times but we found a way to win and the scoreline indicated that.

"I thought we missed a heap of opportunities to score and bombed six or seven try-scoring opportunities in the game.

"Credit to Salford, they had a real crack and they do stress you in certain parts of the field but I'm pleased to get the two points."

On his in-form winger Charnley, the Wolves boss added: "Josh has been terrific all year and did some good things again tonight and special mention to prop Mike Cooper, who played 80 minutes which was a really big effort."

Salford coach Ian Watson was happy with his side's efforts.

"The effort was outstanding and we were in a real arm-wrestle in the second half and we just broke first, but I think that kind of game will be good for us going forward," he said.

"We had our chances to win the game and at 14-14 Robert Lui's pass clipped Kris Welham's shoulder - if that had gone round the back we would have had a two-on-one overlap and a dead-set score and it would have been a different game.

"But it proved the turning point because after that our kick chase is staggered through fatigue and they break and get a penalty and then they go down the other end and score.

"And that's the difference with the top teams, they stick in the arm wrestle and know how to play them consistently.

"On the whole I'm reasonably pleased with how we went about the game, we just need to be smarter with the little things to make us a better team."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Warrington by Mike Cooper
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 70: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 52: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 46: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 35: TRY! scored for Salford by Jack Littlejohn
  • 24: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 16: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 12: TRY! scored for Salford by Jack Littlejohn
  • 8: TRY! scored for Warrington by Sitaleki Akauola
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • Key Performers

    Mitch Brown

    Metres 186
    5 5

    Josh Charnley

    Metres 159
    5 5
    Clean Breaks 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Salford Red Devils 3

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Salford Red Devils 1

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1544
    Salford Red Devils 1079

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 196
    Salford Red Devils 168

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 315
    Salford Red Devils 332

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 19
    Salford Red Devils 9

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Salford Red Devils 6

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 10
    Salford Red Devils 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mike Cooper 1 0 38 4 1 3 0 17 136 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Daryl Clark 1 0 32 5 1 3 1 14 101 7.21 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 1 0 25 2 0 2 0 10 70 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Lineham 1 0 5 0 1 4 1 17 137 8.06 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Toby King 1 0 20 3 0 0 1 15 105 7.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Charnley 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 15 159 10.60 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 28 8 0 0 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 16 5 0 0 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George King 0 0 17 5 0 0 0 7 59 8.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 36 7 1 2 0 10 89 8.90 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 28 1 2 3 0 12 115 9.58 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Pomeroy 0 0 14 3 1 4 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 2 17 2 2 1 7 7 39 5.57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 15 3 2 1 4 10 56 5.60 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 11 2 3 3 0 15 111 7.40 0 0 4 0 3 3 3 1
    Mitch Brown 0 1 5 0 3 9 1 22 186 8.45 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Littlejohn 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 9 43 4.78 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Bibby 1 0 6 1 2 3 1 13 75 5.77 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Kris Welham 0 0 20 1 4 2 0 14 64 4.57 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 13 1 3 2 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 8 0 3 2 0 15 93 6.20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 0 1 22 4 3 2 6 10 60 6.00 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 1
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 10 65 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 34 4 4 1 0 15 126 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Wood 0 0 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 21 2 3 1 0 12 101 8.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 0 1 36 11 2 3 0 12 76 6.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 32 6 0 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Greg Burke 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 31 8 3 0 0 1 10 10.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 31 3 3 1 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 19 2 3 0 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 16 5 1 0 0 8 40 5.00 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