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Super League: Brown delighted as Saints topple Salford in brutal conditions

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Alan Hunte Salford City Reds

Alan Hunte: could not fault Salford's effort in Friday's loss at Langtree Park

 Nathan Brown - St Helens

Nathan Brown: delighted to get the better of Salford in wintery conditions

I understood my role when I stepped in and I am happy with that.

Alan Hunte
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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown was stunned by the conditions as his side claimed a 14-10 success over Salford City Reds on Friday.

Heavy snow engulfed Langtree Park and there were doubts the game would go ahead, but with help from local volunteers in clearing the pitch, the game was able to take place.

"I have never seen conditions like it and it's a credit to all those who helped get the game on," said the ex-Huddersfield boss.

"I was pleased with our guys commitment and effort. Paul Wellens was great on his return and Nathan Ashe did well at hooker.

"Young Lewis has only just turned 18 and had one session with the team and Dom Speakman also made his debut. The youngsters did well in key positions.


"We had to tough it out and find a way to win. Salford were committed and it didn't matter whether we won by one, two or 20 points.

"Tony Puletua hurt his knee but Josh Jones showed he is a good, confident young player."

Interim Reds boss Alan Hunte was delighted with his side's effort but they have still not won at Saints since 1980.

Brian Noble, linked with the Salford job, was a guest of Reds owner Marwan Koukash but Hunte said: "I understood my role when I stepped in and I am happy with that. Marwan will make a decision when he is ready."

The Reds lost Martin Gleeson, Theo Fages and Danny Williams through injury and Hunte said: "We were down to the bare bones at the end.

"But the performance was very pleasing and I thought we deserved something. Both sides rolled up their sleeves in the conditions and there was little between the teams. They had that little bit of quality to get over the line.

"In the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half we needed to put pressure on but did not manage to do that and that gave Saints confidence. But I could not ask any more of our guys."

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Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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