Wigan 30 Salford 0
Match report as Wigan beat Salford 30-0 at the DW Stadium
Warriors dominant throughout in six-try display
- Oliver Gildart, Tony Clubb, George Williams, Sam Tomkins (2) and John Bateman with Wigan’s tries
Wigan notched up their sixth consecutive win with a dominant performance against Salford.
The Warriors led 18-0 at the break after tries from Oliver Gildart, Tony Clubb and George Williams
A double from Sam Tomkins in the 57th and 67th minute put the game beyond doubt with time for John Bateman to finish off the scoring five minutes from time.
Sam Tomkins, Ben Flower and Tom Davies all came into the Wigan side replacing Joe Burgess, Gabe Hamlin and the skipper, Sean O’Loughlin.
Jake Shorrocks, on loan from the Warriors, started at stand off for the visitors.
Wigan started well and had a great chance just three minutes in but after making a break up the middle George Williams was unable to find Liam Marshall as the ball hit the deck.
The Warriors continued on top and finally got the try their dominance deserved when Oliver Gildart found a gap on halfway and raced through to round Derrell Olpherts and score the game’s first try.
Just three minutes later Wigan went down the left, the move looked to have broken down but Liam Marshall made a piercing run inside and found a rampaging Tony Clubb who flew over the line.
Sam Tomkins converted both tries and the Warriors were 12-0 ahead after 25 minutes.
Shaun Wane’s side continued to press and after pulling the strings on the left edge Williams went on his own and proved too quick for the Salford defenders. Tomkins again adding the extras, Wigan 18-0 ahead and turning around with a healthy and well deserved advantage.
HALF TIME: Wigan Warriors 18-0 Salford Red Devils
Salford weren’t for lying down and came out showing some aggression in defence in the opening part of the second half.
As resilient as the visitors were in defence they rarely threatened at the opposite end of the field and it was Wigan who rightly scored the fourth try of the game when Sam Tomkins went low to score in the 57th minute.
Ten minutes later Tomkins scored his second try which was a carbon copy of the first with another low diving effort, this time on the left edge.
Both Sam Powell and Morgan Escaré left the action late on for concussion assessments but not before John Bateman putting the icing on the cake after forcing his way over on the right side.
FULL TIME: Wigan Warriors 30-0 Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors - 30
Tries: Gildart, Clubb, Williams, S Tomkins 2, Bateman
Goals: S Tomkins 3/6
Salford Red Devils - 0
Wigan Warriors: 1. Sam Tomkins, 2. Tom Davies, 3. Dan Sarginson, 4. Oliver Gildart, 22. Liam Marshall, 6. George Williams, 7. Sam Powell, 25. Romain Navarrete, 9. Tommy Leuluai, 10. Ben Flower, 19.Willie Isa, 14. John Bateman, 11. Joel Tomkins
Interchange: 8. Tony Clubb, 15. Ryan Sutton, 17. Taulima Tautai, 20. Morgan Escaré
Salford Red Devils: 23. Derrell Olpherts, 2. Greg Johnson, 4. Junior Sa’u, 3. Kris Welham, 24. Jake Bibby, 28. Jake Shorrocks, 7. Jack Littlejohn, 8. Craig Kopczak, 9. Logan Tomkins, 27. Gavin Bennion, 12. Weller Hauraki, 15. Ryan Lannon, 26. Daniel Murray
Interchange: 14. Lama Tasi, 16. Luke Burgess, 17. Tyrone McCarthy, 25. Levy Nzoungou
Referee: Chris Kendall