Super League  Sunday 22nd June 2014  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 10,120

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, C. Bridge, Currie, Dwyer, B. Evans, R. Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, J. Monaghan, Ormsby, Philbin, Ratchford, Riley, Russell, Walker, Westwood.

Squad

Fages, Rapira, Evalds, Sa'u, Johnson, Gleeson, Chase, J. Walne, Walton, Hock, Lee, Dixon, Ashurst, Puletua, Tasi, Morley, Meli, Tomkins, Griffin.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ben Currie

Rhys Evans

Joel Monaghan

Chris Bridge

Ryan Atkins

Gene Ormsby

GOAL SCORERS:

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Niall Evalds

Niall Evalds

Adrian Morley

Junior Sa'u

GOAL SCORERS:

Rangi Chase

Rangi Chase

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Chris Bridge's 16-point haul helped Warrington Wolves earn their seventh successive win as they beat Salford Red Devils 36-20 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Bridge contributed a try and added six goals as the Wolves recovered from falling behind to an early Junior Sa'u try to make it five consecutive victories against the Red Devils, with loose forward Ben Harrison particularly impressive.

Warrington ran in six tries to Salford's four but it was not a five-star performance from Tony Smith's men.

They made a nightmare start with Ben Evans spilling a pass and the Red Devils took advantage from the scrum for Tommy Lee, Rangi Chase and Niall Evalds to combine smartly for Sa'u to go over after 83 seconds. Chase added the conversion.

Salford were unlucky to be forced to take a goalline drop-out after a Warrington kick hit a touch judge and the Wolves benefited with Bridge and Joel Monaghan sending Gene Ormsby crashing over in the corner.

Bridge booted the touchline conversion to make it 6-6 after six minutes, before the Wolves had a let-off when Lee dropped a Chase pass in a dangerous position.

Another Lee spillage proved costly for Salford as Chris Hill pounced on the loose ball to send Ryan Atkins racing 45 metres to make it 12-6 midway through the first half.

Warrington increased their advantage with Bridge shrugging off Sa'u to power over, although the stand-off missed the difficult conversion attempt.

Salford had a reprieve when Stefan Ratchford threw a loose pass into touch close to the Reds line, while at the other end Sa'u had a try disallowed for a double movement following Francis Meli's touchline burst.

The Wolves' fourth try arrived after they won the ball against the head from a Salford scrum and Bridge sent Monaghan crashing over to make it 22-6 at the break.

Salford needed an early score in the second half and skipper Adrian Morley obliged, crashing through casual defence to go over and bag a try on his return to his former club, with Chase's conversion cutting the gap to 10 points.

Salford lost Andrew Dixon to a head injury after 50 minutes but they scored again soon after when a neat Chase kick caught Warrington napping and Evalds won the race to touch down, but the extras were not added as Chase missed a straightforward conversion attempt.

Warrington restored an eight-point cushion when Bridge slotted over a 40-metre penalty after Steve Rapira held down Ben Westwood.

It was an improved second-half display by Salford but they were caned on the penalty count, with Warrington taking advantage for Rhys Evans to squeeze in at the corner and Bridge slotting the touchline conversion to make it 30-16.

Ben Evans hobbled off with a knee injury nine minutes from time and the Red Devils pounced at the other end when a touch of Chase magic brought Evalds his second try.

Chase collected his own kick ahead, dummied and then found the supporting Evalds to reduce the arrears to 30-20.

But Ben Currie's last-minute effort from Mickey Higham's kick gave the scoreline a more comfortable look for the Wolves.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 80m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 74m
    try

    Niall Evalds

    Salford

  • 68m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 68m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington

  • 62m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 58m
    try

    Niall Evalds

    Salford

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Logan Tomkins

    Salford

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Michael Platt

    Salford

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Brad Dwyer

    Warrington

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Glenn Riley

    Warrington

  • 44m
    goal

    Rangi Chase

    Salford

  • 44m
    try

    Adrian Morley

    Salford

  • 37m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 37m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Ben Harrison

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Glenn Riley

    Warrington

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Walne

    Salford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Steve Rapira

    Salford

  • 23m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Adrian Morley

    Salford

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Lama Tasi

    Salford

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Darrell Griffin

    Salford

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Tony Puletua

    Salford

  • 18m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 18m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 6m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 6m
    try

    Gene Ormsby

    Warrington

  • 2m
    try

    Junior Sa'u

    Salford

  • 2m
    goal

    Rangi Chase

    Salford