|Salford (6) 6|
|Try: Hellwell Objective: Sneyd|
|Wigan (8) 26|
|Testing: Shorrocks, Farrell 2, Miski, Marshall Objectives: Smith 3|
Liam Farrell scored two tries as Wigan beat Salford to climb back into the top three of Super League.
The Warriors come into the game having won just one of their last five league games and are up against an in-form home team.
They broke through a strong Salford defense in the first half by scoring three tries in the second half.
Salford were without stars Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers and lost another as Ryan Brierley picked up a head injury.
With Warrington Wolves lost to Castleford on Friday and Leigh was beaten by the Catalans on Saturday, Salford’s defeat means three of the top four going into this round of games have lost this weekend, and victory puts Matty Peet’s side four points behind the league leaders Dragons.
Last week beat Wolves in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals galvanized Wigan after their poor run in the league form, and they hardly allow Salford a sniff in front of a club record attendance of 7,854 at Salford Stadium.
Salford defended strongly in the first half but Harry Smith’s kicking game was key, and he sent in a grubber for Joe Shorrocks to open the scoring after the 20-minute mark.
Paul Rowley’s team took the lead as Ben Hellewell crossed from Marc Sneyd’s offload and Sneyd kicked the extras.
Salford’s defence, however, was hampered when Brierley left for a head injury assessment, which he failed, forcing winger Ken Sio to play at full-back, and Wigan took advantage of a result. that gap as Jai Field runs and sends Farrell.
Salford struggled to get a toe-hold on the game after the break, and Wigan cutely bluffed the Reds to score another try, lining up the speed Merchant Field and Bevan French on the left in a 15-metre scrum and then switch. the ball on the right for. Abbas Miski crashed.
Jake Wardle sent Farrell through for his second try and Liam Marshall broke over 80 meters as Salford pressed hard, to wrap up an eighth consecutive win in this fixture.
Salford: Brierley, Sio, Cross, Lafai, Burgess, Atkin, Sneyd, Vuniyayawa, Bourouh, Sidlow, Watkins, Stone, Partington
Interchanges: Addy, Costello, Dupree, Hellewell (Ormondroyd)
Wigan: Field, Miski, King, Wardle, Marshall, French, Smith, Havard, O’Neill, Byrne, Shorrocks, Farrell, Smithies
Interchanges: Singleton, Hill, Mago, Cust (Suitable)
referee: Aaron Moore.