Gareth O’Brien: ‘My missed goals cost Salford the game’

Gareth O’Brien said his three missed conversions cost Salford Red Devils the game against Wakefield Trinity.

The Red Devils scored three tries compared to the two of Trinity so it was conversions what were the difference between the sides in the end.

Wakefield kicker Liam Finn added two conversions as well as a penalty goal while O’Brien failed to convert tries from Robert Lui, Niall Evalds and Kris Welham.

And O’Brien was hard on himself after the game.

He told Sky Sports: “I missed all three so that has cost us the game to be honest.

“I’m disappointed with myself but I think we deserve something from the game, we really worked hard. I just need to dust myself down and get ready for the next game.

“Wakey is a tough place to come and especially when it’s cold. I’m really disappointed with the ending but credit must go to our boys and theirs – it was a really tough encounter.”

The OurLeague man of the match award, which is voted for by the fans, was Trinity’s veteran full-back Scott Grix.

And Grix, an Ireland international, thinks Wakefield have got to learn how to see games out.

He also told Sky Sports: “It was really tough.

“It was bitter conditions, it’s still early doors – we’re only in round two, but it was tough and we did a lot of running.

“I think we got lucky in the end – we’ve got to learn to finish games but we’ve gone two wins from two games so that will do for now.”

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