Salford Red Devils 30-10 Widnes Vikings

Salford Red Devils 30-10 Widnes Vikings


Salford proved too strong for Widnes at the AJ Bell Stadium as two tries from Ben Murdoch-Masila helped them to a 30-10 victory.

Widnes came into the game off the back of an impressive win against St Helens but they never really looked like troubling the hosts who move up to third with the win.

Murdoch-Masila opened the scoring as he crashed over from close range before winger Greg Johnson touched down to give Ian Watson’s side a 12-0 lead at half-time.

Half-back Tom Gilmore got the Vikings first try early in the second half but Niall Evalds latched onto a clever Rob Lui kick to restore breathing space for Salford.

Denis Betts side wouldn’t go away as Patrick Ah Van went over to make it 18-10 but a Dobson penalty goal settled the home team down and they would dominate the final stages.

Firstly, Murdoch-Masila used sheer power to grab his second score and Jake Bibby’s try sealed the win and a league double over the Vikings.

The result moves the Red Devils up to third in the table, above Leeds on points difference, after a commanding performance against a dangerous Widnes team.

Salford Red Devils

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
3Josh JonesCentre000000
5Niall EvaldsFull Back100000
6Robert LuiStand Off000000
7Michael DobsonScrum Half050000
9Logan Tomkins 20Hooker000000
11Ben Murdoch-Masila 8Second Row200001
13Mark Flanagan 15Second Row000000
14Lama TasiProp000000
16Olsi KrasniqiLoose Forward000000
17Adam Walne 32Prop000000
21Greg JohnsonWing100000
22Kris WelhamCentre000000
24Jake BibbyWing100000
8Craig Kopczak 11Interchange000000
15Ryan Lannon 13Interchange000000
20Kriss Brining 9Interchange000000
32Daniel Murray 17Interchange000000
 Total 550001

Widnes Vikings

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
4Charly RuncimanCentre000000
5Patrick Ah VanWing100000
6Joe MellorStand Off000000
7Tom GilmoreScrum Half110000
10Jack Buchanan 8Prop000000
11Chris Houston 25Second Row000000
12Matt Whitley 13Second Row000000
14Chris DeanCentre000000
15Gil Dudson 18Prop000000
16Alex GerrardLoose Forward000000
17Stefan MarshFull Back000000
28Ryan InceWing000000
31Jordan JohnstoneHooker000000
8Eamon O’Carroll 10Interchange000000
13Hep Cahill 12Interchange000000
18Greg Burke 15Interchange000000
25Tom Olbison 11Interchange000000
 Total 210000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Salford Red Devils121830
Widnes Vikings01010