Salford climb to third with Widnes victory


Salford Red Devils triumphed 30-10 over bottom club Widnes Vikings to go third in the Super League on Sunday.

The hosts were in control from the off and led 12-0 at half-time thanks to tries from Ben Murdoch-Masila and Greg Johnson.

Tom Gilmore's reply after the break was soon cancelled out by Niall Evalds and, although Patrick Ah Van cut Salford's lead once more, Murdoch-Masila and Jake Bibby crossed to wrap up a comfortable win.

The result sends Salford above Leeds Rhinos on points difference.

The day's other match ended in the same scoreline, as Wakefield Trinity halted a three-match losing streak against Catalans Dragons.

Having initially fallen behind, Mason Caton-Brown's hat-trick - three of Salford's first four tries - inspired Wakefield to a win that lifts them above their opponents into sixth.