Salford Red Devils denied Wakefield Wildcats of a victory in the first super 8 qualifiers after an action packed, nail biting second half.
The home side took the first half by storm putting themselves into the lead of 16-0 with the tries scored by the Griffin brothers, Josh and George. Jacob Miller added to the scoreboard for Trinity on the stroke of half time to make it 16-6.
Miller started the second half with another try for the visitors before Danny Washbrook touched down to take the lead. However another try by Reece Lyne and penalty by Lee Smith was not enough to hold on with late tries from Corey Paterson and Rangi Chase.
Brian Smith was left disappointed with the performance saying, “I think it was a much better end that the start, I haven’t seen them play any better than that. We got right on top and didn’t finish the game off.
“We played against a team that was faultless, apart from when Ben Jones-Bishop did not field a ball for a possible try. They also managed to get through a half without conceding a penalty which is a tall order.”
Wakefield: L. Smith; Owen, Tupou, Arundel, Lyne; Miller, T. Smith; Scruton, Moore, Anderson, Molloy, Ashurst, Simon.
Replacements: Sio, Walker, Mullally, Washbrook.
Tries: Miller 2, Washbrook, Lyne Goals: L Smith 5
Salford: Jones-Bishop; J. Griffin, Thornley, Sa'u, Johnson; Chase, Dobson; Taylor, Tomkins, G. Griffin, Hansen, Maitua, Paterson.
Replacements: Lee, Krasniqi, Evalds, Morley.
Tries: J Griffin 2, G Griffin, Paterson 2, Chase Goals: J Griffin 4, Paterson
Referee: James Child