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Wakefield

  • Lauitiiti, Raleigh, Collis, Washbrook, Riley, Owen (2), Godinet,
    Goals: Sykes (5),
42 - 6

Salford

  • Hansen,
    Goals: Locke,
  • Super League
  • 31st Aug 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 4,016

Super League: Wakefield Wildcats leave Salford red-faced at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium

Last updated: 1st September 2014  

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Danny Washbrook: Also touched down for the Wildcats in their easy win over the Red Devils

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Chris Riley: Wakefield Wildcats winger scored a first-half try against Salford

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Wakefield Wildcats kept alive their faint hopes of a top-eight Super League finish with a resounding 42-6 success over Salford City Reds on Sunday.

The victory means Wakefield are four points adrift of eighth-placed Widnes with two rounds of the regular season remaining, although the Vikings also have a superior points difference.

Tries from Andy Raleigh, Danny Washbrook and Chris Riley set the Wildcats on their way to give James Webster’s men a 16-0 half-time advantage.

Harrison Hansen pulled one back from the visitors in the second half, but further scores from Dean Collis, Ali Lauitiiti, Richard Owen (2) and Pita Godinet wrapped up the easy success.

Wakefield suffered a blow before kick-off when skipper Danny Kirmond failed a late fitness test on a knee injury sustained in training but they produced a near-perfect opening quarter to take a grip on the game and never looked like relinquishing their hold.

Loose forward Washbrook did the early damage, breaking clear to send veteran prop Raleigh romping over for his first try for more than 12 months before getting on the end of Tim Smith's grubber kick to touch down himself.

That made it 10-0 after 14 minutes and it got even better for the home side when right winger Riley collected Paul McShane's kick to the corner to score a third try, to which Paul Sykes added a second goal.

Salford had earlier showed a glimpse of their attacking flair when New Zealand full-back Kevin Locke got winger Nial Evalds on a dangerous run but it was only after they fell 16-0 behind that they started to exert any pressure on the Wakefield line.

Up to the task

The Wildcats defence proved up to the task, however, with the Red Devils going closest to scoring when hooker Logan Tomkins was held up over the line.

Wakefield created the first opening of the second half when impressive forward Taulima Tautai got Sykes into a hole before being pulled back for a forward pass and Salford made the most of the let-off.

Former St Helens favourite Tony Puletua breached the Wakefield line on halfway and second rower Harrison Hansen charged over from 50 metres for his side's only try, his first since February.

Locke's conversion cut the gap to 10 points but there was no way back for the visitors when centre Collis went over for their fourth try on 55 minutes, which was just reward for their decision to run a penalty from in front of the posts.

Sykes was wide with the conversion attempt but was on target three minutes later when second rower Lauitiiti took McShane's pass 10 metres from the line and proved unstoppable as he powered his way over for Wakefield's fifth try.

It was all one-way traffic in the final quarter as the Wildcats piled on the misery for their out-of-touch visitors.

Collis produced a superb flick pass for winger Richard Owen to touch down and Godinet was rewarded for his industry when he got his hand to McShane's grubber kick.

A 40-20 kick from Sykes, another impressive performer at full-back, then set up the position for Owen to round off the scoring with his second try a minute from the end.

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