Rick Stone admits Salford were worthy winners against Huddersfield on Sunday.
The Giants went into the fixture on the back of a four game unbeaten run, but Stone says the Red Devils were full value for their 36-20 success.
“Salford were the better team, no doubt – Salford managed the game really well and we didn’t,” he said.
“The first twenty minutes were a bit of a contest, but we let them off the hook a bit with a lack of polish with our last plays.
“But Salford were pretty consistent right throughout the game. Their defence was good and they threw plenty at us in attack with a couple of 40-20s from Dobbo (Michael Dobson) which obviously helped.
“Salford kept their foot on the throat as good as anyone we’ve played in the last couple of weeks.
“I don’t think our offense was our major issue, it was our defence. As we became more tired we became more vulnerable and they took advantage of us.
“We weren’t as good as we needed to be and are extremely disappointed in how we managed ourselves.
“But full credit to Salford, they were a fair bit better than us.”