Pictures Eddie Whitham
WARRINGTON Wolves continued their fine run of form with a hard-fought 22-6 win at Salford.
Chasing a fifth straight victory, they got off to a great start when the blossoming outside partnership of Toby King and new signing Josh Charnley combined to create a try for the former down the right hand side on four minutes.
The lead was doubled on 12 minutes down the same side, this time ex-Sale Sharks flier Charnley going over on his old home ground.
There was a stroke of fortune about the third try on 24 minutes when Tyrone Roberts’ high kick was allowed to bounce by the Salford defence, and with makeshift full-back Robert Lui flapping under it, the ball bounced back to Roberts who ran in for his first try in Super League.
Lui atoned for his error five minutes later when he took on a lovely inside ball to brush off Ben Currie and crash over and it was 14-6 at half time.
The second half was a typically lacklustre affair, owing to the usual third game of the Easter period hangover, and there were no points in the second half until the last six minutes.
Kevin Brown crossed for a converted try and Ratchford rounded off the scoring with a penalty against his former club three minutes from time.
Salford: Lui, Olpherts, Sa’u, Welham, Bibby, Shorrocks, Littlejohn, Mossop, Wood, Kopczak, Jones, Hauraki, Flanagan. Subs: Lannon, Nakubuwai, Tase, Burgess.
Warrington: Ratchford, Lineham, Goodwin, T King, Charnley, Brown, Roberts, Hill, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Westwood. Subs: Atkins, Philbin, Crosby, Akauola.