NATHAN Brown said the win over Salford was all about the two points and nothing more…
Saints beat the City Reds 14-10 in awful snowy conditions at Langtree Park to move within one point of the Super League summit.
“They were tough conditions and it’s credit to the people who helped get it on,” Brown said. “It was important to play the game coming into Easter as the last thing we needed was for it not to be on.
“It was tough and I am proud of the players. Nathan Ashe came in at hooker after just 30 minutes of footy for Rochdale, Paul Wellens made a great return from injury and Duggie Charnock found out yesterday he would be playing after an incident with Lance Hohaia.
“He is 19 and has only done one session with the team and did well. Dom Speakman also came in for his debut too so I was pleased we toughed it out in key positions and found the win.”
He continued: “It was all about trying to find a way to win, nothing more. It didn’t matter if we won by 20 or 1. Salford came here to win and did well. I thought the officials competed well under tough circumstances too.
“We now have to dust ourselves off and look forward to Friday. Tony Puletua might have hurt his medial so we will have to check on that on Monday.
“But we have players who can come in. Josh Jones can play a little back row too – he is a good, solid, confident young player.”