Watson proud as Salford win again

Salford head coach Ian Watson was proud of his team as they demolished Catalan on an emotionally-charged evening at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday.

The Red Devils offered fans free admission in exchange for a donation to the fund set up to help victims of Monday’s bomb attack at Manchester Arena.

Almost 5,000 people turned up to see Salford record a 50-12 victory to stay second in the Super League table.

“It was important we produced a performance to mark the occasion – we wanted to show the best of Salford,” said Watson.

“The players had been talking during the week about how important this game was. I thought we were great tonight.

“In the first half we did really well and at half-time we talked about not falling off and letting the game getting into a battle, which is what happened at the Magic Weekend game (against Leigh).”

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