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Match Report: Wigan 46 Salford 6
Posted by cherryandwhite on May 05 2013 - 12:56

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Wigan Warriors v Salford City Reds - Super League 18 Round 14.
Friday 26th April 2013
. Kick Off 8:00pm at DW Stadium.

Match Report

Easy. Far too easy this for Wigan against the returning Brian Noble's Salford side. An absolute training session of a match which should not be gracing "Super" League.

Wigan just had to go through the motions and the tries easily came. First one was in the second minute. Quick Hands got Darrell Goulding away, from half way, down the right and he had outside support to send Charnley over. Josh had full back Marc Sneyd to beat, but his tackle attempt was woeful to say the least. With Pat Richards being rested, Matty Smith was on goal kicking and failed to convert.

Second try came on 9 minutes. Smith's pass got Ben Flower bursting through a missed tackle by Andrew Dixon and their was no stopping his 25 dash to the line. Extras missed again though by Smith - 8-0!

Five minutes later came our third try. Great hands for this one. Blake Green to Sam Tomkins to Iain Thornley who gave it back to Sam who sent Anthony Gelling over in the left corner. Third missed conversion left it at 12-0.

Salford did manage to hold Wigan for a good 15 minutes after that during a spell which had seen Gelling left the field injured. Jack Hughes replaced him with Thornley moving to the wing and him going at centre.

Wigan also introduced Eric Lauaki for his first appearance of the season and he had a great game I thought. Certainly contributed towards Wigan getting two more scores before half time. First Sam Tomkins scored after Sneyd missed another tackle in defence. Then that popular move from this season saw Green chiming left and sending Ginger Farrell over from close range. After Smith had missed a fourth conversion, Charnley took over the kicking for the Farrell try and we finally added extras to make the half time score 28-0.

Ten minutes into the second half came Wigan's sixth try. Smith, O'Loughlin and Sam combining to get Josh over for his second before he nailed a beautiful sideline conversion for 34-0.

I'd like to say Salford offered something to the contest but it really wasn't forthcoming. Not their fault I suppose, they had a terrible off season and this showed how much work is needed at that club, and for me it is not going to be as simple as getting the chequebook out! To get to Wigan's level they'll need years of patience!

Two further tries came on 56 and 62 minutes. First Mike McIlorum sent Lee Mossop over for a barge over. First try of the season for Moose, in fact his first for exactly twelve months since he scored against Hull KR on May 4th last season. Then Charnley sent Sam over for his second and with Josh converting both it was now 40-0.

The big worry ahead of next weeks cup clash with Hull KR was Smith departing with a shoulder injury around this point. It didn't look good.

His half back partner Green however was on hand to score what turned out to be Wigan's final try of the night on 72 minutes with a neat show and dummy helping get over some more poor Salford defending.

Conversion made it 46-0 but Salford managed to avoid the nil with a try from Adam Walne in the 79 minute. Very soft and disappointing but at this point in the season, getting the win is all that matters for me!

Reaction to the Action

Coach Shaun Wane: "I was impressed, I thought we did really well and scored some great tries, considering the ruck speed was painfully slow which is disappointing. I thought our skill was good, our concentration was good, our defence was good. I am happy today. I thought both our Back Rowers did great. I thought overall our attack was crisp, when you consider the number of slow play the balls I thought we did really well. I thought (Lauaki) did well, that's another plus for us and he played longer than I expected he would and he played better than I expected after being out so long. He had a real dig and I was pleased with him."

Salford Coach Brian Noble: "Compliments to Wigan. That is the bar that we have to aspire to. They are physically very good and they had too much prowess physically and skilfully tonight. It is a reality check for us and the commitment has to start on Monday to get better every week. It is a team game and we have to make sure that we need to be a bit better than that. There were some individual performances that were good and we can build on that."

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position Salford 1
1 Sam Tomkins Full Back Marc Sneyd 22
2 Josh Charnley

Winger

Jodie Broughton 2
3 Darrell Goulding Centre Martin Gleeson 4
17 Iain Thornley Centre Lee Gaskell 6
5 Pat Richards Winger Danny Williams 5
6 Blake Green Stand Off Ryan McGoldrick 23
7 Matty Smith Scrum Half Theo Fages 21
10 Lee Mossop Prop Darrell Griffin 27
9 Mike McIlorum Hooker Wayne Godwin 14
15 Ben Flower Prop Jake Emmitt 36
11 Harrison Hansen 2nd Row Matty Ashurst 11
12 Liam Farrell 2nd Row Andrew Dixon 12
13 Sean O'Loughlin L.Forward Stephen Wild 13
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4 Jack Hughes Substitute Liam Foran 7
8 Epalahame Lauaki Substitute Jordan James 19
21 Scott Taylor Substitute Adam Neal 20
26 Dom Crosby Substitute Adam Walne 35
- Shaun Wane Coach Brian Noble -

Score Sheet

Wigan Warriors 46 --- Salford City Reds 6
Tries (9):
Josh Charnley 2
Ben Flower
Anthony Gelling
Sam Tomkins 2
Liam Farrell
Lee Mossop
Blake Green
--- Tries (1):
Adam Walne
Goals:
Matty Smith 0/4
Josh Charnley 5/5
--- Goals:
Marc Sneyd 1/1

Scoring and Incident Pattern

2nd Minute Wigan 04 Salford 00 Try: Josh Charnley
- Wigan 04 Salford 00 M.Smith Missed Conversion (0/1)
9th Minute Wigan 08 Salford 00 Try: Ben Flower
- Wigan 08 Salford 00 M.Smith Missed Conversion (0/2)
14th Minute Wigan 12 Salford 00 Try: Anthony Gelling
- Wigan 12 Salford 00 M.Smith Missed Conversion (0/3)
32nd Minute Wigan 16 Salford 00 Try: Sam Tomkins
- Wigan 16 Salford 00 M.Smith Missed Conversion (0/4)
39th Minute Wigan 20 Salford 00 Try: Liam Farrell
- Wigan 22 Salford 00 Conversion: Josh Charnley (1/1)
Half Time Wigan Warriors 22 Salford City Reds 00
50th Minute Wigan 26 Salford 00 Try: Josh Charnley (2)
- Wigan 28 Salford 00 Conversion: Josh Charnley (2/2)
56th Minute Wigan 32 Salford 00 Try: Lee Mossop
- Wigan 34 Salford 00 Conversion: Josh Charnley (3/3)
62nd Minute Wigan 38 Salford 00 Try: Sam Tomkins (2)
- Wigan 40 Salford 00 Conversion: Josh Charnley (4/4)
72nd Minute Wigan 44 Salford 00 Try: Blake Green
- Wigan 46 Salford 00 Conversion: Josh Charnley (5/5)
79th Minute Wigan 46 Salford 04 Try: Adam Walne
- Wigan 46 Salford 06 Conversion: Marc Sneyd (1/1)
Full Time Wigan Warriors 46 Salford City Reds 06

Video Highlights

Referee

James Child

Key Stats

Clean Breaks: lll Wigan 9 lll Salford 6
Offloads:   Wigan 9   Salford 17
Penalties Conceded:   Wigan 6   Salford 6
Errors:   Wigan 15   Salford 10
Set Completion:   Wigan 73%   Salford 79%

Match Attendance

12,489 (North Stand Away Attendance: 284)

Weather

Dry.

League Table at Conclusion of Super League 18 - Round 14

- Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Wigan Warriors 14 11 1 2 525 179 +346 23
2 Huddersfield Giants 14 10 0 4 402 260 +142 20
3 Leeds Rhinos 12 9 1 2 327 170 +157 19
4 Warrington Wolves 14 9 1 4 406 257 +149 19
5 Catalan Dragons 14 7 1 6 314 304 +10 15
6 Hull FC 14 6 2 6 326 283 +43 14
7 Bradford Bulls 14 6 2 6 341 336 +5 14
8 St Helens 14 6 1 7 310 280 +30 13
9 Hull Kingston Rovers 14 6 0 8 319 416 -97 12
10 Wakefield Wildcats 13 5 1 7 314 355 -41 11
11 Widnes Vikings 13 5 1 7 315 412 -97 11
12 Castleford Tigers 14 3 1 10 271 448 -177 7
13 London Broncos 14 3 1 10 245 436 -191 7
14 Salford City Reds 14 3 1 10 226 493 -267 7

Top Eight Qualify for the Play Offs

Round 14 Results
Fri 3 May Bradford Bulls 22 Leeds Rhinos 42 12,016
Fri 3 May Hull FC 48 London Broncos 12 11,490
Fri 3 May St Helens 28 Widnes Vikings 35 11,438
Fri 3 May Wigan Warriors 46 Salford City Reds 6 12,489
Sat 4 May Wakefield Wildcats 30 Catalan Dragons 12 6,125
Sun 5 May Huddersfield Giants 12 Warrington Wolves 34 8,585
Sun 5 May Castleford Tigers 32 Hull Kingston Rovers 24 6,474

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