Well the score line says it all really. The Under 20s
previous biggest victory of the season came in the away
game at Salford in March and they topped that here with a
12 try rout.
Salford did compete reasonably well for the first
quarter but the fact they were failing to complete their
own sets was just playing into Wigan's hands. One such
mistake gave Wigan good territory and a kick to the left
corner from Sam Powell was easily collected by Ryan King.
No defender was near him. Easy touch down but Jack Murphy
failed to convert.
Once the second Wigan try came on 17 minutes it really
was one way traffic from then on in. Good try as well. From
about half way, Jack Murphy broke down the left and found
Scott Leatherbarrow inside. He went under the sticks,
Murphy converted for 10-0.
Third try on 23 minutes. A gift for Amos Roberts. Kick
went up towards the right, Salford full back Jack Holmes
fumbled and Roberts just plonked down on the loose ball.
Good touchline conversion for 16-0.
Great try for the fourth score on 28 minutes. Substitute
prop James Greenwood broke clear, passed to Leatherbarrow,
then retook the pass to go under the sticks. Easy
conversion for 22-0.
Three tries in a five minute spell just before half time
really did turn the heat up on the visitors. First Jack
Hughes scored from close range by taking a perfect bullet
pass before Matty Russell claimed two close range efforts
himself, against some poor Salford tackling. Three more
conversions for Murphy made it 40-0 at the break.
It took ten minutes to claim the first score of the
second half. Eamon O'Carroll intercepting a pass to score
an easy one from ten metres out. Murphy converted for 46-0.
Not sure if Matty Russell went off injured or not but he
was replaced by Jayden Sandford around this time with the
sub going on the wing and Amos reverting to full back.
Blake Mahovic had also come off the bench around this
time and he was quickly on the score sheet with supporting
tries on 54 and 58 minutes. Two more conversions made it
Then the game went into a bit of a lull. Salford had a
rare attack after a 40/20 kick but despite managing to
force a drop out, the fact Salford's Ashley Gibson caught
the drop out with a foot in touch summed up their night
Into the final ten minutes and Wigan capped off their
good performance with two more tries. First prop Greg Burke
did well to trap a loose ball with his feet, pick up and
race over from close range, before a nice kick to the left
corner was well touched down by Sandford. Conversions to
both those tries from Murphy rounded up an easy 70-0. The
referee chose to give mercy to Salford by blowing up 45