16 Jun 2019
Salford up to sixth
Niall Evalds scored a hat-trick to inspire Salford Red Devils to a 44-20 win over Wakefield Trinity at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The full-back’s second try saw him register a career century of touchdowns. He then added another with three minutes remaining to seal a crucial victory for Ian Watson’s men, who had lost their last four games.
While Evalds took the individual spoils, it was Robert Lui who turned the game in Salford’s favour with a try and four assists.
The home side outscored Wakefield four tries to one in the first half and took a deserved 20-6 lead into the interval.
And though Wakefield hinted at a comeback with a try early in the second half, Salford were well worth their win.