Inu hat-trick helps Salford beat Huddersfield

Salford Red Devils inflicted a first defeat for Huddersfield Giants interim Head Coach Luke Robinson with a 24-16 victory at Headingley.

Huddersfield took the lead after a close start, as Leroy Cudjoe spun his way out of a tackle and went over. Aidan Sezer added the conversion to make it a six-point adavntage.

Sezer then doubled that advantage soon after, as he jinked his way over the try line. Sezer then added the conversion.

Salford got themselves back into it on the half-hour as Chris Atkin took the ball after intercepting a pass, and ran half the length of the pitch to score. Krisnan Inu converted to half the deficit.

However, Salford would end the half a man down, as Dan Sarginson was sent to the sin bin for making contact with the head.

The Red Devils would go in four points behind, as Inu added a penalty with the clock winding down.

Just after Salford got back to full strength, Huddersfield then had a man in the bin, as Kenny Edwards was given a yellow card for a professional foul.

Barely a minute later, Salford levelled as Inu finished a good move in the corner. Inu converted to give the Red Devils a two point advantage.

Inu then grabbed his second just before the hour after powering his way over in the corner. He couldn’t add the extras though, meaning they still had a one try advantage.

Huddersfield hit back five minutes later, as Sezer supported Darnell McIntosh to go over for his second try of the night. Sezer hit the post with his conversion attempt.

The Red Devils then sealed the deal with less than 10 minutes to go, as Inu completed his hat-trick after taking in a pass from Dan Sarginson and going over. Inu added the conversion.

For Salford, they kept the momentum from their Challenge Cup semi-final win against Warrington. They return to action against Hull KR next Tuesday.

As for Huddersfield, it was their first defeat under interim Head Coach Luke Robinson. They face Hull FC next Thursday.

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