This was a great opening test for the new look Warriors
15's who ran out comfortable and worthy winners in the end.
However, it was against the run of play, when Salford
pounced to score the opening try of the game. Daniel
Croniken crossing the Wigan white wash for the home side,
with Alex Jobson adding the extras.
The home score appeared to spurn on the visitors, who then
clicked up another gear and started to play some very
You have to give full credit to the Warriors who had yet
to play together as a team as they started to produce some
wonderful rugby which told the story of the first half.
Some excellent rugby sent Higginson, Jones, Noi (2) and
Adams (2), over the Salford white wash which gave the
Warriors a deserved 6 - 30 half time score line.
However, the second half was not as stunning as the
first. Whilst Salford appeared to step up a gear, Warriors
looked to have stepped down. The visitors disappointingly
failed to improve on their half time score line with some
unforced errors and lose ball carries close to the Salford
try line. Salford hit back and spent some time in the
Warriors half but also failed to capitalise on their own
With 10 minutes left, the visitors found their first
half mojo and managed to add 2 more tries. Pearson and
Moore crossing the try line with Dempsey adding the extras.
Report by Craig Boulter - Scholarship Manager