MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 24-16 TORONTO WOLFPACK | SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

A try from Niall Evalds in his 150th Salford appearance secured victory in the Red Devils’ Betfred Super League home opener.

Dan Sarginson, Kevin Brown & Rhys Williams all claimed their first competitive tries for the hosts.

The visitors started strongly, with only a try-saving tackle from Sarginson preventing Liam Kay from opening the scoring, before Gary Wheeler did manage to cross the whitewash immediately after his introduction to the field.

Brown then acrobatically dived onto a Lolohea grubber-kick to draw level, with his halfback partner’s conversion giving the Red Devils the lead at the break

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 4-6 Toronto Wolfpack

Salford started the second-half in dominant fashion, claiming a quick-fire double.

Sarginson burst inside and fed the ball in for Lolohea, who raced away down the centre, before Williams sprinted 70 metres from the restart to extend the lead.

Toronto responded, with Wheeler completing his brace and Brad Singleton claiming his first try for the Canadian outfit.

Dan Sarginson claimed a try of his own to restore Salford’s lead and Niall Evalds crossed down the right flank, to seal victory on his 150th appearance for the club.

Salford will next be in action when they host Huddersfield Giants on Valentine’s Day. Tickets can be purchased from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office, by calling 0161 786 1570, or online.

Full-time: Salford Red Devils 24-16 Toronto Wolfpack

Salford tries: Brown (28), Lolohea (47), Williams (49), Sarginson (74), Evalds (77)
Salford goals: Lolohea (2/4), Lussick (0/1)

Toronto tries: Wheeler (18,54), Singleton (69)
Toronto Goals: Wallace (2/3)

Red Devils: Evalds, Welham, Sarginson, Lolohea, Brown, Mossop, Dudson, McCarthy, Burke, Greenwood, Williams, Sio, Jones, Lussick, Pauli, Ikahihifo, Yates.

Wolfpack: Russell, Leutele, Kay, Mellor, McCrone, Wilkin, Springer, Olbison, Wallace, Singleton, Cunningham, Williams, Miloudi, Sidlow, Mullally, Thompson, Wheeler.

Attendance: 4593
Referee: James Child
Image credit: Mike Inkley