Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson’s brutal dig at his side following loss to Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils took on Huddersfield Giants at the AJ Bell Stadium live on Channel 4 this afternoon.

Ken Sio crossed in the third minute following a great move which involved Brodie Croft and Deon Cross before Joe Burgess picked up a loose ball to run 60 metres and send the Red Devils into a 10-0 lead.

A Croft kick was perfectly weighted for Kallum Watkins to hack on, pick up and dot down as Salford scored their third try in just ten minutes.

Chris McQueen was able to steal the ball to run in at the corner against the run of play to bring the Giants back into it, but Oliver Russell missed the conversion as Salford led 16-4.

Two more Red Devils tries made it 26-4 as Huddersfield found themselves clinging on until the end of the half.

A Russell penalty just before the break gave the Giants hope, and, the visitors registered two quick tries at the start of the second-half to come back to within ten points at 26-16.

Sneyd add another penalty to ensure Huddersfield had to score two converted tries to even level and then the halfback slotted over a drop goal before Harvey Livett followed up a pinpoint Sneyd kick to inflate the scoring to 33-16.

However, Huddersfield head coach Ian Watson was unhappy with how his side played – particularly in the first-half.

“We needed to play the first-half with that intensity and attitude that we had in the second,” Watson said on Channel 4.

“We talked about the fact that Salford had to be respected for the record they’ve got at this place. They deserved it to be fair. We can’t leave it until the second-half to start playing.

“Then we fell into the trap of what we were doing wrong in the first-half.

“It is a negative for where we are going, we want to be better as a team and a club.”

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