Salford 10-34 Huddersfield

Lacklustre Salford were blitzed at home to Huddersfield, mainly thanks to a blistering start by the Giants.

Looking to bounce back from their 13-6 defeat to Castleford last weekend, Huddersfield were out of the blocks quickly with on-loan Saints hooker Scott Moore diving over after just three minutes, Brett Hodgson converting.

Moments later the Giants broke the Salford defence and Hodgson was up in support to go in under the sticks and he converted his own try to double his side’s lead.

Huddersfield continued to impress and some brilliant play by Luke Robinson created their third try, Michael Lawrence getting on the end of a great move down the Giants left hand side.

But Jordan Turner handed Salford a lifeline on the half hour mark, going over for a four pointer in a rare Salford attack, with Jon Wilshere converted to reduce arrears to 18-6 at the break.

After the interval, the sides exchanged blows until Leroy Cudjoe restored Huddersfield’s three score advantage, and all but sealed the win at 24-6.

Skillful play by Wilshere, who climbed highest for a kick and put the ball down to score, briefly threatened a Salford comeback, but the missed conversation appeared to knock the wind out of the Reds’ sails at 24-10.

Huddersfield finished it off with two further tries – one out wide for Cudjoe and then a final effort for Stephen Wild, who made light work of the Salford defence. Hodgson converted for the fifth time to end the game at 34-10.

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