Halifax RLFC 4-62 Salford Red Devils

Sunday 2nd September 2018, 15:00pm

Super 8s - Round: 3

Tries

Sam Wood,

Goals

Tries

Jackson Hastings 2, Ed Chamberlain, Derrell Olpherts 3, Ben Nakubuwai, Kris Welham, Lama Tasi, Junior Sa'u 2, Josh Wood,

Goals

Ed Chamberlain 7,

Line Ups

Halifax RLFC

fb: Kieren Moss
w: Ben Heaton
c: Sam Wood
c: Chester Butler
w: Will Sharp
so: Scott Murrell
sh: Ben Johnston
p: Dan Fleming
h: Ben Kaye
p: Jordan Baldwinson
sr: Adam Tangata
sr: Shane Grady
lf: Simon Grix
int: Jacob Fairbank
int: Brandon Moore
int: Will Maher
int: Liam Cooper

Salford Red Devils

fb: Niall Evalds
w: Derrell Olpherts
c: Kris Welham
c: Junior Sa'u
w: Ed Chamberlain
so: Rob Lui
sh: Jackson Hastings
p: Daniel Murray
h: Josh Wood
p: Lama Tasi
sr: Josh Jones
sr: Tyrone McCarthy
lf: Mark Flanagan
int: Luke Burgess
int: Ben Nakubuwai
int: Greg Burke
int: Joey Lussick

Match Report

Derrell Olpherts scored a hat-trick as Salford Red Devils claimed their third straight win in the Super 8s Qualifiers to condemn Championship side Halifax to a third successive loss.

The Red Devils beat Hull KR and Widnes Vikings in their opening two fixtures and this latest success saw them take a significant step towards Super League survival.

Ian Watson’s side had too much quality for their hosts and tries from Jackson Hastings, Ed Chamberlain, Olpherts (two), Ben Nakubuwai and Kris Welham helped them into a 30-4 interval lead.

From there Salford did not look back against and second-half scores from Olpherts, Lama Tasi, Junior Sa’u (two), Hastings and Josh Wood completed a handsome 12-try victory for Ian Watson’s men.

Halifax, who opening the scoring through Sam Wood, remain pointless in the Super 8 Qualifiers after previous defeats to Toronto and Toulouse.

Salford Red Devils coach Ian Watson said: "The first 20 minutes we were a bit scratchy but the boys adapted very quickly and from there we were outstanding.

"Our middle men set the platform and from there Jackson Hastings and Rob Lui were able to do what they do best."

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall said: "I thought Salford were outstanding today and probably showed why they are top of this competition. They looked desperate, they looked organised and they competed well.

"In the first 20 minutes we were in the arm wrestle but made a couple of key errors at key times which got punished by a very good Super League team."

Official

T Grant

Attendance

Half Time

4 - 30

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