Salford 14-32 Warrington: Wolves’ poor season ends with a win

Drew Darbyshire
Greg Minikin Warrington Wolves

Greg Minikin in action for Warrington

Warrington finished their season on a positive note as they edged past a youthful Salford side 32-14 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Wolves took the lead in the opening stages through Josh Thewlis, who went over in the corner.

And they extended their lead in the 12th minute through forward Oliver Holmes.

James Greenwood pulled one back for the Red Devils midway through the first half, which Harvey Livett converted.

Wales international Luke Thomas scored his first try for Warrington on the half hour mark, with Leon Hayes converting.

Salford reduced the deficit at half-time as Livett added a penalty goal, but the Wolves 14-8 in front at the break.

HT: Salford Red Devils 8-14 Warrington Wolves

Greg Minikin got on the end of a grubber kick from Hayes to stretch Warrington’s lead in the 51st minute.

Salford’s Myles Dalton-Harrop enjoyed a special moment on the hour as he went over for a try on debut. Livett converted.

But Warrington soon replied as George Williams pierced a hole in the Salford defence to race under the sticks.

Josh Thewlis intercepted a pass in the final minute to score. Jason Clark, in his last appearance for the Wolves, kicked the conversion to wrap up a 32-14 win for the Wire.

FT: Salford Red Devils 14-32 Warrington Wolves

Salford: Rourke; Williams, Akauola, Coope-Franklin, Dalton-Harrop; Livett, Escare; Luckley, Bourouh, Burke, Greenwood, Lannon, Vuniyayawa. Subs: Stevenes, Spencer-Tonks, Davies, Dupree.

Tries: Greenwood, Dalton-Harrop Goals: Livett 3

Warrington: Dufty; Minikin, Mata’utia, Wardle, Thewlis; Williams, Hayes; Harrison, Walker, Bullock, Holmes, Nicholson, J Clark. Subs: D Clark, Mikaele, Thomas, Whitehead.

Tries: Thewlis, Holmes, Thomas, Minikin, Williams, Thewlis Goals: Hayes 3, J Clark

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