Salford off the mark with Leigh win

Salford off the mark with Leigh win

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Salford Red Devils claimed their first win of the Super League season with a 34-8 victory over Leigh Centurions at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Leigh took the lead after four minutes after Matty Russell took in a pass from Iain Thornley and went over in the corner. Ben Reynolds missed the conversion, meaning their lead stayed at four points.

Just past the first quarter, Salford hit back as James Greenwood powered over from short range to level the scores. Krisnan Inu scored the conversion to put Salford ahead by two points.

But seven minutes later, Leigh re-took the lead as Iain Thornley finished off a good move in the corner. Reynolds was once again off target with the conversion, meaning their lead stayed at two points.

Salford went back in front 10 minutes into the second half, as Kevin Brown managed to get over. Inu scored the conversion to give Salford a four-point lead.

Just past the hour, Salford got what felt like a crucial try as Ken Sio picked up the ball, and ran almost the entire length of the pitch to score. Inu added the conversion to stretch their lead out to 10 points.

Salford got their fourth try with 10 minutes to go, as Brown finished off a good move to go over for his second try. Inu missed the conversion.

The Red Devils hit again just two minutes later, as Harvey Livett put Chris Atkin through to score. Inu was back on target with the conversion attempt.

Salford rounded off their night’s work with a sixth try as Harvey Livett finished off a good move to get over. Inu got the conversion to take his personal haul to 10 points.

Both sides return to Super League action next week. Salford host Castleford Tigers next Friday, while Leigh host St Helens on the same night.

Salford Red Devils: Elliot Kear, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Matt Costello, Rhys Williams, Tui Lolohea, Kevin Brown, Lee Mossop, Dec Patton, Seb ikahihifo, Harvey Livett, Ollie Roberts, Jack Wells.

Subs: James Greenwood, Darcy Lussick, Chris Atkin, Greg Burke.

Head Coach: Richard Marshall.

Leigh Centurions: Craig Mullen, Matty Russell, Anthony Gelling, Iain Thornley, Keanan Brand, Ben Reynolds, Ryan Brierley, Ben Flower, Liam Hood, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Hellewell, Jordan Thompson, James Bell.

Subs: Mark Ioane, Alex Gerrard, Matty Gee, Nathan Peats.

Head Coach: John Duffy.

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