Salford Red Devils 12 Warrington Wolves 28 match report: Ambitious Salford shocked by Wolves’ fast start

 

Warrington got their third Super League win in a row to inflict more pain on Salford.

Salford have now lost three on the bounce after opening victories over Wakefield and London, hardly the form that is called for as owner Marwan Koukash insists on a top-six finish.

The visiting Wolves raced to a 16-0 lead with tries from Chris Bridge, Micky Higham and Gene Ormsby. Salford managed two tries from debutant Dom Manfredi, on loan from Wigan, and another from Greg Johnson, but Warrington were never in danger and won 28-12.

Ben Jones-Bishop marked his first appearance of the season with a brilliant two-try display as unbeaten Leeds claimed a 38-4 victory which burst Widnes’ bubble.

With Ryan Hall rested, Jones-Bishop dotted down twice in the first half as Widnes failed to get up field in the face of some testing windy conditions. Leeds cut loose in the second period and reached an outcome which ended Widnes’ 100 per cent start to the season.

St Helens maintained their perfect start though as the leaders overcome Catalan Dragons 40-22 on the back of an electric opening 30 minutes. The home side were always in control after accruing 24 unanswered first-half points – with Tommy Makinson crossing twice – though opposing winger Michael Oldfield replied with two tries himself after the break.

A hat-trick of tries from centre Iain Thornley helped Wigan to their second win but it was another below-par performance from the champions as they edged out Hull KR 34-20 at home.

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