Friday 6th September 2013, 20:00 - Round:27

Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils

4 (4)

VS.

Widnes Vikings

(0) 24

Widnes Vikings
Marc Sneyd,

T Joe Mellor 2, Patrick Ah Van 2,

 

G

Jack Owens 3, Gareth Hock,

  DG  

Attendance: 3,775  Official: T Roby  Venue: Salford City Stadium

TRIES:
1
4
TRIES:
GOALS:
0
4
GOALS:
METRES:
1133
1320
METRES:
CARRIES:
203
191
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
327
339
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
6
7
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
7
7
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
0
8
BREAKS:

Patrick Ah Van scored two tries as Widnes Vikings ran in 24 unanswered points in the second half to leave Salford still in danger of picking up the wooden spoon before the City Reds' revolution starts next season.

Salford wound up a rollercoaster campaign with their fifth defeat in a row despite leading 4-0 at the break thanks to a Mark Sneyd try.

Widnes took charge after the interval to run in converted touchdowns from Ah Van and two from Joe Mellor, which means Brian Noble's men can still finish bottom if London Broncos pull off a shock win at Hull KR on Sunday.

Gareth Hock, one of 12 new signings announced by Salford on Thursday for 2014, made his farewell appearance for Widnes against his future employers.

It was also an emotional night for Lee Gaskell, Jodie Broughton and Jordan James, who were among the Salford players on duty for the last time.

The Reds could have no complaints at the result with Kevin Brown outstanding for a Vikings side who handed a debut to 20-year-old centre Declan Hulme.

Salford started the stronger and Darrell Griffin almost powered over after Lloyd White lost possession.

Sneyd pegged Widnes back with several neat kicks but the Reds struggled to break down a committed defence.

Salford had a let-off when Willie Isa spilled the ball and they took full advantage to take the lead five minutes before the break.

Broughton hacked on Ryan McGoldrick's kick and Sneyd won the race to touch down but was off target with the conversion attempt.

Rhys Hanbury did cross the line for Widnes prior to half-time but the try was disallowed by referee Tim Roby for a knock-on in the build-up.

Ah Van should also have scored in the corner but fumbled a kick through.

Widnes hit back straight from the restart after Mellor's 40-20 put Salford on the back foot.

Mellor then danced his way through a static defence and Jack Owens booted the conversion to edge the Vikings ahead.

A Brown kick brought an error from Danny Williams to gift Ah Van a try after 65 minutes, Owens landed the goal to make it 12-4.

Then Mellor touched down for a second time with Owens' kick stretching the advantage still further.

Hock went close to crossing once more for Widnes before Ah Van exposed Salford's defensive frailties to score his second try in the last minute - with Hock booting the conversion.

Marc Sneyd 1 0 5 0 0 3 10 15 59 3.93 0 4 2 1 0 1 1 0
Lee Gaskell 0 0 4 0 3 2 1 19 126 6.63 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
Jodie Broughton 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 15 102 6.80 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan McGoldrick 0 0 9 0 1 1 2 16 66 4.13 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jordan Davies 0 0 10 0 3 0 0 8 31 3.88 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Williams 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 10 67 6.70 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Theo Fages 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 8 20 2.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Darrell Griffin 0 0 22 7 3 1 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Gareth Owen 0 0 42 11 1 0 0 6 23 3.83 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2
Adam Walne 0 0 27 8 2 0 0 15 113 7.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mat Ashurst 0 0 21 1 0 1 0 14 91 6.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Dixon 0 0 41 9 5 4 0 16 89 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Wild 0 0 38 7 3 0 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan James 0 0 26 6 1 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Will Hope 0 0 25 3 1 0 0 8 39 4.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jordan Walne 0 0 24 4 0 1 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Emmitt 0 0 23 0 1 0 0 17 91 5.35 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

  • (SO) L. Gaskell
  • (U) J. Broughton
  • (FB) R. McGoldrick
  • (U) J. Davies
  • (W) D. Williams
  • (SH) M. Sneyd
  • (SH) T. Fages
  • (SR) D. Griffin
  • (H) G. Owen
  • (P) A. Walne
  • (U) M. Ashurst
  • (U) A. Dixon
  • (U) S. Wild
  • (U) W. Hope
  • (P) J. Emmitt
  • (SR) J. James
  • (SR) J. Walne

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Marc Sneyd

Forty Twenty: 1

Player

Gareth Owen

Tackles: 42

Player

Andrew Dixon

Tackles: 41

Player

Stephen Wild

Tackles: 38

Player

Rhys Hanbury

Metres: 209

Player

Declan Hulme

Tackles: 34

Player

Joe Mellor

Tackles: 37

Player

Lloyd White

Tackles: 34

Player

William Isa

Tackles: 31

Player

Danny Craven

Forty Twenty: 1

Player

Philip Joseph

Metres: 155

Tackles: 31