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16/02/14 - Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm

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    • Salford Red Devils
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    • Draw
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    • Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
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Jack Dearden has just said, not full, but not many gaps.

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Chase off injured.

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10 - 0 Hansen

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16 - 0 Dixon

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It'd be a great thing if they can get a 5 figure crowd for a game that's not a derby... Maybe there's substance behind the Devilution after all.

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Of course there is substance behind the Devilution. That is what the last 12 months has all been about. Only haf time, but a huge well done and thank you to Marwan Koukash.

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A bit less than I was expecting, but still a record, I believe. At least for RL

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Exciting finish 3m to go

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Salford win

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Not much between the teams. Salford mostly dominated in the first,Wakefield in the second.

Good turn out from both sets of fans. Reasons for optimism for both sides.

Hope to see lots of close games like this one this season.

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Good effort from Wakey in the second half. Once they started playing a more expansive game, Salford struggled and McShane looked the sharpest player on the pitch. Impressed with Tautai too, particularly the offloading.

 

Salford never really clicked but still did just about enough to deserve the win. Way too many errors and penalties in the second half. Not sure how much losing Chase in the first half affected them. Tommy Lee moved into the halfs with Stu Howarth going into hooker full time. Howarth look very good first half with some big hits but faded in the second, That could have just been McShane stepping his game up though.

 

For Salford, Smith looked pretty tidy throughout, Hock was a handful and there were some nice runs on debut from Johnson on the wing. Harrison Hansen grafts alright but jeez, someone needs to get him to pass the ball occasionally.

 

Salford didn't look a top 4 side but you wouldn't expect them too at this stage. I thought Wakefield showed enough signs that they could be looking up towards the playoffs rather than back down at the relegation spots at the end of the year. 

 

Sort of promising for both sides. Salford start with a win and a record crowd but came far too close to defeat after an easy first half. Wakefield really came together after the break and once the new recruits bed in, who's to say they won't finish above the Dr Ks boys. They looked the more cohesive outfit today, it just took them too long to get going.

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Nobby said that in the past Salford would have found a way to lose the game, today they found a way to win it.

 

I presume, from other comments he made, he was talking about Salford's scrambling defence when under a lot of pressure in the second half.

 

Came over as a good game with a good atmosphere on the radio.

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Wakefield on the end of the refereeing decisions in the 1st half and it was only a matter of time that Salford took their tries. Still Wakefield created three clear cut scoring opportunities down Salfords left, Fox juggled two try scoring passes and that allowed the sliding defence to get across to make the tackle. The third was a lovely offload back inside to an unmarked Mathers but he dropped it cold.

The second half saw Child penalising Salford and Wakefield scored 3 tries but crucially only kicked 1 conversion. Lauitiiti had a try disallowed and Lyne dropped a pass with the line wide open.

3 tries each

Better to come from both teams

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Whats Chase done?

 

he had a problem either with ankle or knee, it wasn't clear which from the radio commentary. Had to be helped off the field and was hobbling at the end as the players did a lap.

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Chase has a calf injury, going for a scan tomorrow, could be out for anything between 1=6 weeks.

 

as for the game, Salford looked good in the first half, the speed of the passes and the play the ball had Wakefield on the back foot. With the dominance should have scored more. Chase injury meant Howarth took over at dummy half and his loan to Saints hasn't made him quicker. Salford failed to clear the ruck and Wakefield took full advantage of it playing the ball quickly. Poor discipline could have cost Salford but Sykes was very poor with the boot.

 

 

Both teams will improve, nice to see Salford finally making tackles and if we can sort out the leaky wing we should get tighter.

 

Really pleased with the crowd 7,200 and no free tickets.

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