Home team Score Away Team

Salford

  • Gleeson, James (2), Gaskell, Fages,
    Goals: Sneyd (4),
28 - 22

Widnes

  • Brown, Mellor (3),
    Goals: Owens (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 26th May 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 31,249

Brian Noble calls on Salford to build on fine victory over Widnes

Last updated: 27th May 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Brian Noble calls on Salford to build on fine victory over Widnes

Brian Noble: Let's build on victory

We've improved massively on last week and hopefully we can keep that going. It's a thrill to climb off the bottom but that's only a by-product of our hard work.

Brian Noble
Quotes of the week

Related links

News

Preview

Report

Video

Feature

Gallery

Teams

Also see

Salford coach Brian Noble says his players must build on their 28-22 Magic Weekend win over Widnes.

The victory, secured after a gripping finale at the Etihad Stadium, lifted the Reds off the foot of the Super League table.

The Vikings were never in front but they twice drew level in the last 15 minutes with tries from half-backs Joe Mellor - who scored a sizzling hat-trick - and Kevin Brown, before Jordan James grabbed the decider with three minutes left.

Noble said: "We've improved massively on last week and hopefully we can keep that going. It's a thrill to climb off the bottom but that's only a by-product of our hard work.

"If we focus on the ladder, we're in big trouble. The challenge is staying off the bottom of the ladder. This place has been rocking for a while and it's important we bring in some stability.

"It was really good to get on the end of a result like that, now we know how to close games out.

"The way we did it was pleasing. I've always said we've got some points in us, the challenge is to keep the other team out when they get near our line."

Backlash

The Vikings' performance left coach Denis Betts scratching his head.

He had warned his players to expect a backlash following Salford's 58-24 defeat at the Stobart Stadium last month.

Mellor's heroics were the only positive Betts could take from the game.

"They came in with a real point to prove," he said. "They came to our place and we put them to the sword and that was something we talked about.

"We didn't really have a lot to throw at them. I'm sat here a bit bewildered. We were a bit devoid of ideas at times. We looked a bit flat.

"We controlled a large part of that game and I felt we had enough opportunites but we lacked a cutting edge.

"Joe Mellor was one of few with lots of energy and enthusiasm. When we got ourselves level, I thought we were going to kick on but you've got to give lot of credit to Salford. They worked really hard for each other and stuck to their task."

Super League. Click here to bet.

Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
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
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

Experts & Blogs

Stevo

Stevo

Read the thoughts and opinions of Stevo with skysports.com