Home team Score Away Team

Wigan

  • Richards (2), Riddell, Hansen, Carmont, Smith,
    Goals: Richards (5),
34 - 18

Salford

  • Alker, Swain, Henry,
    Goals: Wilshire (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 5th Jun 2009
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 11,550

Noble hails his Warriors

Wigan boss happy with ruthlessness shown early on by his team

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Noble hails his Warriors

Noble: Enthused

It's brilliant Sam's going with England. My only concern is we don't put him in the universe team before his feet have landed

Brian Noble
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Coach Brian Noble heralded Wigan's merciless start against Salford at the JJB Stadium on Friday night.

George Carmont, Tim Smith, Pat Richards and Mark Riddell all crossed as the Warriors ran in four-early tries to take control of the Super League tie against the Reds.

They emerged 34-18 winners in the end to record a second successive win over the Reds, following their Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-final win seven days ago.

Praise

Noble said: "I thought our execution, the level of our skill and the quality of our passing was pretty special in that first 20-25 minutes.

"We got a little scruffy after that, but the discipline of our play in that period was good and something we can take into the rest of the season.

"It was a little bit like after the Lord Mayor's parade after last week. It can be a dangerous fixture and mentally you've got to be ready.

"I'm delighted we've come up with two points because we need to start getting the points in this competition."

Noble also praised the efforts of captain Sean O'Loughlin and explained his reasons for leaving out youngster Sam Tomkins in the week that has seen him called up to the England squad.

"Sean O'Loughlin has got to be in line for Man of Steel, he has been outstanding for us every game," he added.

"It's brilliant Sam's going with England. My only concern is we don't put him in the universe team before his feet have landed.

Consolation

Salford coach Shaun McRae admitted his side were outplayed in the opening spell but believed they could still take positives from the game.

Luke Swain, Mark Henry and Malcolm Alker all scored tries while scrum-half Richie Myler had another excellent game.

McRae said: "We were clearly blown away at the start of the game. We had 12 sets in the first-half and that is not going to put you in a winning position. That is the difference, compared to their 23 sets.

"In the second-half we had 24 sets, Wigan had 17 and we had twice as much ball. Then we showed what we can do and I am encouraged that we won the second-half 12-6.

"I think a side like Wigan are entitled to go on and win that by 50 or 60 points."

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