Charles helps Salford bounce back

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The Salford coach Karl Harrison saluted his side after they came back from last week's 82-6 thrashing at Hull to record their second Super League win of the season by beating London Broncos 30-12 on Saturday.

Salford recorded their first win since the opening day of the season to move four points ahead of bottom club Castleford. The Reds, who had lost 10 league and cup matches in a row, did the damage in the 13 minutes before the break to help them into a 24-0 interval lead.

The home side bagged five tries with Chris Charles notching 14 points with a touchdown and five goals from six attempts. Harrison said: "It has been a soul-searching week after our humiliating defeat at Hull. I was totally embarrassed after and the players felt the same. The fans didn't deserve that but we played very well in spells and Chris Charles was outstanding. London are a grinding sort of team who do the simple things well but we hung in there until taking charge."

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