Salford Red Devils have moved into fourth place in the Super League table with a hard fought 12-16 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Th Red Devils took the lead after 25 minutes when Josh Griffin touched down a short kick from Ben Jones-Bishop that Jermaine McGillvary failed to knock dead.
Griffin couldn’t convert his own try, but he was more successful six minutes later, when Jones-Bishop touched down a short grubber from Rangi Chase.
The Giants finally got on the scoreboard three minutes before the interval when Jack Hughes went under the posts from a Jamie Ellis pass, with Danny Brough adding the conversion.
Both sides continued to make unforced errors, but it was the Red Devils who scored first in the second half when Carl Forster scored his first try fo the club since joining them from St Helens. Griffin’s goal restored a ten-point margin.
The Giants gave themselves a chance with nine minutes remaining, when Aaron Murphy scored, but it was too little too late for the disappointed home supporters, while the Red Devils were roared on by an enthusiastic band of visiting supporters.
Both sides suffered injury blows, with Kevin Locke of Salford and Brett Ferres of Huddersfield having to leave the field.
A full report and photos will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Exprss.