Home team Score Away Team


  • Paleaaesina, Nero (2), Gleeson (2), Smith, Adamson, Moon,
    Goals: Holdsworth (6),
44 - 12

London Broncos

  • Howell, Kaufusi,
    Goals: Witt (2),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 2nd Mar 2012
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 5,250

Pack full of aces for Veivers

Powell admits slow starts to games are costing his team dear

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Pack full of aces for Veivers

Phil Veivers: full of praise for his pack

I am a happy coach with a smile on my face but it's the forwards who deserve the special praise.

Phil Veivers
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Salford coach Phil Veivers felt his forwards "laid the platform" for the impressive 44-12 home victory over the London Broncos.

Sean Gleeson and Chris Nero each touched down twice as the City Reds, inspired by half-back Matty Smith, scored eight tries in total against their struggling opponents.

Having started the 2012 Stobart Super League campaign with a pair of defeats Salford have now won three on the spin, including back-to-back triumphs at their new home in Barton.

Veivers was pleased with the latest performance from his troops, though he wasn't too happy to see them allow their opponents to cross twice late on.

"The Broncos are a big unit and we knew the first 20 minutes were important," he said. "Our forwards laid the platform and we created a lot of opportunities, played some nice footy and scored some fine tries.

"We also bombed a few chances but we are a hungry bunch and work hard for each other.

"For the first 65 minutes I was over the moon with our defence."

Moon shining

Veivers also paid tribute to Joel Moon, the close-season signing from New Zealand Warriors, who scored his first try for the club.

"Joel turned in a great stint coming back from injury and Luke Patten had his best game for Salford," he added. "I am a happy coach with a smile on my face but it's the forwards who deserve the special praise."

Opposite number Rob Powell admitted a slow start had cost his team dear on their travels - the Broncos found themselves 20-0 down at the break.

The capital club have now not tasted success since last August, when they defeated reigning champions Leeds in London.

"We need to dig a bit deeper," Powell said. "That's three away games this year we have been poor in the first half and need to do much better.

"I'm not just blaming the players, I need to do better too. We can't continue to bash our heads against the wall. We are training hard but need to have a look at why the boys are not getting energy in the first half.

"When it was 20-0 at half-time the match was pretty much gone. Our start has to be better.

"Our dressing room after the match was the quietest I have ever seen."

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