Wigan survive Salford scare

Wigan Warriors won their third consecutive Super League match following a 20-16 victory over unlucky Salford.

Salford, confident following two consecutive league victories themselves, had come from 16-2 behind to even the game up.

However a controversial late try from Dom Manfredi, moments after Taulima Tautai had appeared to drop the ball, gave Warriors a solid victory.

Despite the Red Devils taking the lead through an early penalty, Wigan were 10-2 up at the break thanks to two tries from former Salford loanee Oliver Gildart.

When Gelling scored his first of the evening to make it 16-2, the game appeared to be over. However Salford refused to give in and levelled the scores following three tries through Junior Sa’u, Josh Griffin and Ben Murdoch-Masila.

However with the game looking set to end in a draw, Manfredi scored to win the match.

Wigan Warriors: Tierney, Gildart, Gelling, Sarginson, Manfredi, Williams, Smith, Sutton, Powell, Flower, Bateman, Farrell, O’Loughlin SUBS Clubb, Mossop, Tautai, Burke

Salford Red Devils: O’Brien,  Carney, Sa’u, J Griffin, Johnson, Lui, Dobson, Kopczak, Lee, G Griffin, Murdoch-Masila, Jones, Flanagan SUBS Tomkins, Krasniqi, Walne, Evalds