Salford second half blitz beats Catalans

Salford Red Devils produced an impressive second half performance to beat Catalans Dragons 42-24 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Catalans took the lead just after the 10 minute mark, as Paul Seguier expolited a gap to score. James Maloney added the conversion for a six-point lead.

Three minutes later, the Dragons got a second, as Israel Folau broke down the right hand side, and put Tom Davies through to score. Maloney added the conversion to double the Dragons’ lead.

Salford got back into it just before the 25-minute mark, as Krisnan Inu finished off a flowing move in the corner. He then converted to half the deficit.

Catalans struck again before the break, as a kick was not dealt with by Chris Atkin, allowing Sam Kasiano to bundle his way over. Maloney added the conversion.

Salford struck again just two minutes into the second half, as Rhys Williams collected the ball and got over. Inu converted to make it a one score game again.

The Red Devils then levelled the match, after Inu collected the ball out wide, and cut back inside to score under the posts. Inu then added the conversion.

Just a few minutes later, Salford took the lead as Tui Lolohea got through a gap to score. Inu added the conversion for a six-point advantage.

The Red Devils made four tries in 14 minutes, as Kallum Watkins stepped his way around the defence and slid over. Inu was again on target with the conversion.

Salford’s impressive second half continued, as Lolohea showed a good turn of pace to get over for his second of the afternoon. Inu added the conversion to make it an 18-point lead.

There was even time for Inu to complete his hat-trick, as he slid into the corner after being put through by Dan Sarginson. He then nailed the touchline conversion.

However, the final word would go to Catalans, as David Mead bounced on a bouncing ball to score right on full time. Maloney added the conversion.

Both teams return to action later this week. Catalans return to France to take on St Helens on Thursday, while Salford will take on Wakefield Trinity on Friday.

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