Warrington’s performance like a Clint Eastwood film, according to Smith

“There was some good, some bad and some ugly.”

That was the message from Warrington chief Tony Smith following his side’s 40-14 victory over Salford.

The Wolves move to within a point of joint leaders Hull FC and Wigan following victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with Ryan Atkins and Joe Westerman both scoring twice.

“I was pleased but there are still some areas we need to work on,” said Smith.

“It was nice to score some points because they’ve not been flowing for us, there was some really top-class attack at times.

“There were some lapses in defence, which has been our strong point, but there were some last-ditch efforts to stop tries which showed some desperation.

“Overall I thought the scoreline reflected the game pretty well.”