Reds hold off Wolfpack challenge


The Salford Red Devils are through to the next round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup following a bruising encounter against the Toronto Wolfpack which saw the Reds reduced to twelve men after Justin Carney was shown red for dissent

Kris Welham broke the deadlock for Salford, scoring after a Dobson high kick but Toronto hit back almost instantly with Liam Kay breaking the Salford line to score under the posts, and level the scores at 6-6 before taking  lead from Quentin Laulu-Togagae finding some space to score.

Salford were soon level again, with Greg Johnson scoring in the corner and Dobson converting from the sideline but the Wolf Packs were soon back in front, debutant Ryan Brierley diving to restore the lead, with Justin Carney being shown a red card for dissent.

Salford were back in front before half time, Greg Johnson scoring his second of the match with Dobson adding the two points to make the game 18-16.

Michael Dobson extended the Red Devils lead and with  20 minutes remaining Gareth O’Brien darted through the defence to make the score 28-16 with the conversion.

O’Brien then added a drop goal to give the Red Devils a three score advantage and put Salford on course for the next round of the cup.

Toronto did score a consolation try on the hooter with FuiFui MoiMoi touches no down but it was too late for the Wolfpacks.