Saints beat Salford Red Devils 52-10 at the Totally Wicked Stadium!

Salford had the first chance of the match, after an error gave them a repeat set in Saints territory. A high kick to Saints’ left side was claimed by Kallum Watkins close to the line. The hosts were able to wrap the ball up though, as the former Leeds man tried to ground it in the corner.

Saints took an early lead six minutes in. A Salford error gave the hosts the ball ten metres from the Red Devils line. Debutant,  Daryl Clark tried to feed Curtis Sironen, the ball found the ground but Jack Welsby won the race to the loose ball to open the scoring. Tommy Makinson converted, 6-0.

The visitors were then reduced to twelve men for ten minutes. George Delaney threw an offload and was hit late by King Vuniyaywa, the referee instantly producing the yellow card.

The lead was extended shortly after. Salford pressed forward but their kick on the last was blocked and claimed by Joe Batchelor, he found Daryl Clark on his inside and he was able to break away from well within his own half, before sending Chris Hankinson to Tesco and scored underneath the sticks. Makinson converted, 12-0.

From the restart, Saints grabbed another. Delaney broke through the Salford line and found support on his inside in the form of Welsby, he was able to dummy past a Salford defender before sliding over to the left of the sticks. Makinson added another two points, 18-0.

Saints fourth came on the half-hour mark. A Salford knock on gave the Red V a repeat set on the visitors’ line. A few tackles in, Saints shifted it from left to right and new skipper Jonny Lomax threw a great cut-out pass to Makinson who strolled over in the corner. He was unable to convert from the touchline, 22-0.

The hosts relentless pressure continued. Lewis Dodd put in a good grubber kick on the last tackle which was claimed by Ryan Brierley. A good chase from Matt Whitley earned Saints a repeat set though, as he was trapped in-goal.

With the repeat set came another try. On the last, Moses Mbye attempted a low kick which ricocheted around, before the loose ball was pounced on by Joe Batchelor, and he had the simple task of grounding it under the sticks. Makinson converted, 28-0.

Saints looked to end the first half with another try. Mbye found Dodd, he set Welsby free on the inside and tried to find Alex Walmsley on his inside, but the ball went to ground.

Salford grabbed the first try of the second half against a heavily rotated Saints outfit. Tim Lafai broke away down the left wing after the visitors kept the ball alive, he fed former Saint Matty Foster on his outside and he scored in the corner. Marc Sneyd converted, 28-6.

Saints replied 13 minutes into the second half. A ‘six again’ for a flop allowed Saints to move downfield. The ball was moved about and Moses Mbye found Whitley who breezed through a gap to score in the corner. George Whitby converted, 34-6.

The probable try of the match followed. From a scrum, Saints went right and Dayon Sambou was able to break through down Saints’ right edge and raced away from well within his own half to score in the corner. Whitby nailed the conversion from the right touchline, 40-6.

Try number eight came four minutes later. Saints worked it well down the left-hand side and Ben Davies found Jonny Vaughan won the race to the corner. Whitby converted, 46-6.

Salford were then reduced to twelve men for the second time in the afternoon. Finley Yates was high when trying to stop Saints pushing downfield again and saw yellow.

Try number nine then arrived. Davies threw a good cut-out pass to the wing, and Saints broke again, the pass inside was fumbled backwards by Salford and claimed by Owen Dagnall, who scored in the corner. Whitby converted, 52-6.

There was still time for Salford to grab one back. A grubber to the corner bounced favourably for the Red Devils and Scott Egan grounded it in the corner. Gatcliffe missed the conversion, 52-10.

A tenth and final try looked to have come on the hooter. Davies set Dagnall away down the wing again, he kicked ahead and despite a miscommunication, Davies picked the ball up and scored to the left of the sticks. After a video referee review, it was not awarded but it wasn’t to change the outcome, as Saints beat Salford 52-10 at the Totally Wicked Stadium to end their pre-season on a high!

Match Summary

Saints Team: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Konrad Hurrell, Waqa Blake, Jon Bennison, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, Daryl Clark, George Delaney, Joe Batchelor, Curtis Sironen, James Bell.

Interchanges: Moses Mbye, Brett Bailey, Jake Wingfield, Matt Whitley, Ben Davies, Sam Royle, Jake Burns, Tee Ritson, McKenzie Buckley, Dayon Sambou, George Whitby, Jonny Vaughan, Noah Stephens, Harvey Braddish, Harry Robertson, Owen Dagnall, Ben Will, Ciaran Nolan, Sam Oakes.

Tries: Jack Welsby (6, 19), Daryl Clark (16), Tommy Makinson (30), Joe Batchelor (36), Matt Whitley (53), Dayon Sambou (63), Jonny Vaughan (67), Owen Dagnall (73)

Conversions: Tommy Makinson (4 from 5), George Whitby (4 from 4)

Salford Red Devils Team: Ryan Brierley, Deon Cross, Nene Macdonald, Tim Lafai, Chris Hankinson, Chris Atkin, Marc Sneyd, Brad Singleton, Amir Bourouh, King Vuniyayawa, Sam Stone, Kallum Watkins, Oliver Partington.

Interchanges: Joe Shorrocks, Jack Ormondroyd, Shane Wright, Ben Hellewell, Andrew Dixon, Matty Foster, Kai Morgan, Joe Mellor, Fitzgerald, Scott Egan, Wagstaffe, Harrison, Connell, Gatcliffe, Brown, Finley Yates, Phillips, John Hutchings, Bardyel Wells, Edge, Charlie Glover.

Tries: Matty Foster (45), Scott Egan (77)

Conversions: Marc Sneyd (1 from 1), Gatcliffe (0 from 1)

Sin Bin: King Vuniyayawa (9), Finley Yates (68)

HT: 28-0

FT: 52-10

Attendance: 4,058

Saints Line up

1 Jack Welsby
2 Tommy Makinson
23 Konrad Hurrell
3 Waqa Blake
5 Jonathan Bennison
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Lewis Dodd
8 Alex Walmsley
9 Daryl Clark
20 George Delaney
16 Curtis Sironen
12 Joe Batchelor
15 James Bell
14 Moses Mbye
Brett Bailey
18 Jake Wingfield
19 Matt Whitley

Salford Red Devils Line up

1Ryan Brierley
5Deon Cross
3Nene Macdonald
4Tim Lafai
23Chris Hankinson
14Chris Atkin
7Marc Sneyd
8Brad Singleton
9Amir Bourouh
10King Vuniyayawa
11Sam Stone
12Kallum Watkins
13Oliver Partington
15Shane Wright
16Joe Shorrocks
17Jack Ormondroyd
18Ben Hellewell

Last updated 5 Feb 24 21:27:46

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Ben Davies almost gets the final score of the afternoon in a chaotic final play, but after a video ref check – no try.

😇 52-10 😈

S Egan for Salford Red Devils

76′: Salford get a late score, a kick goes into the right corner and Scott Egan jumps onto it.

After a video ref check it’s given.

Kick missed.

😇 52-10 😈

for Saints

Whitby makes it 4/4! 💥

😇 52-6 😈

for Saints


A pass inside from Ben Will is almost taken by Salford but they lose it and Dagnall picks it back up to score!

😇 50-6 😈


🟨 A high shot sees Finley Yates sat down for 10.

😇 46-6 😈


Nolan on for Burns. 🔄

😇 46-6 😈


Dagnall, Robertson and Braddish now on the field.

😇 46-6 😈

for Saints

🦵 Whitby adds his third kick of the afternoon!

😇 46-6 😈

for Saints


Saints go in again, there’s gaps in the Salford defence and Ben Davies feeds the England Academy skipper!

A remote video ref check is called upon too, but given!

😇 44-6 😈

for Saints

Whitby from the wing adds the conversion, what a kick!

😇 40-6 😈

for Saints


From a scrum near our own line he *raced* the length of the field with three Red Devils on his tail and he dives into the corner in front of the West Stand!

😇 38-6 😈


Kai Morgan makes a break for Salford and from the other side of the field Tee Ritson makes a fantastic tackle to stop the visitors for now.

😇 34-6 😈


🔄 Buckley on, Delaney off.

😇 34-6 😈


Saints go close on either wing, Ritson gets a big pass out but Salford scramble well, and the same on the left with Jonny Vaughan.

😇 34-6 😈

for Saints

George Whitby now on kicking duties and he boots it into the West Stand! 🦵

😇 34-6 😈

Matt Whitley for Saints


The Billinger is in for the Saints! A smart, short pass from Moses Mbye and Matt Whitley scores!

😇 32-6 😈


🔄 Bell off, Noah Stephens on.

😇 28-6 😈


Both sides trading sets now with the Red Devils prepping to bring on a whole host more changes very soon.

😇 28-6 😈

Marc Sneyd for Salford Red Devils

Sneyd adds the kick from the wing.

😇 28-6 😈

Matty Foster for Salford Red Devils

Lafai gets an offload on the edge and runs into space, he fires a pass out to cutout Bennison to former Saint Matty Foster to score.

😇 28-4 😈


So a much changed lineup on both sides of the pitch, a few young guns for our Saints getting runs out!

😇 28-0 😈

🔄 Whitby, Burns, Vaughan, Davies, Ritson and Royle on for the second half which is underway!

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the extras!

😇 28-0 😈

Joe Batchelor for Saints


Joe Batchelor gets our fifth try off a flat kick by Moses Mbye next to the line, it came off a Salford man’s foot and Batch leapt onto it!

😇 26-0 😈


Great kick from Dodd, Whitley chases it near the try line and forces a GLDO.

😇 22-0 😈


First missed kick of the day by Makinson.

🔄 Delaney off, Walmsley back on.

😇 22-0 😈

Tommy Makinson for Saints

™ Trademark Tommy Makinson!

Lomax saw the rushing Salford defender on the edge and passed a beautiful hit-out to T-Mak for the corner!

😇 22-0 😈


Apologies, it appears Salford knocked on, Saints go again!

😇 18-0 😈


Let off for Salford, an offside penalty gifts Saints a chance to attack 20m out but two rogue passes either side of the field delay our attack, on the second we knock on.

😇 18-0 😈


👐 Superb catch of a swirling bomb from Bennison!

🔄 Clark, Bell and Walmsley off, Whitley, Wingfield and Mbye on

😇 18-0 😈


Salford get the ball back from kick-off after some ricochets, on the last Sneyd lofts on in the wind but Makinson calmly takes a kick under pressure.

😇 18-0 😈

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Tommy gets his third goal of the day!

😇 18-0 😈

Jack Welsby for Saints

Saints go back-to-back from distance!

George Delaney cuts through the Red Devils defence by our 40m before throwing it to Welsby who grabs his brace running in the final 30m!

😇 16-0 😈

Tommy Makinson for Saints

🦵 Makinson adds the kick!

😇 12-0 😈

Daryl Clark for Saints

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What an interception by Batchelor, he feeds our new #9 who races 70m to go under the sticks! BEAUTIFUL!

😇 10-0 😈


On the last Saints shape up on the right wing, Hurrell tries a tap on pass for Makinson but it’s not good and ends the threat.

😇 6-0 😈

Yellow Card
King Vuniyayawa for Salford Red Devils

Vuniyayawa sits down for ten following a late shot.

😇 6-0 😈

Tommy Makinson for Saints

✌ Two more added from T-Mak!

😇 6-0 😈

Jack Welsby for Saints

Super Jack strikes first! A short ball near the line is taken in by Sironen and goes loose but the ref judges off a Salford foot, Welsby leaps on it to score!

😇 4-0 😈


Good set off a penalty by our Saints in the away strip, Dodd finishes it with a smart kick into space but the wind carries it a little too strong.

😇 0-0 😈


Salford by our 40 get a new set off a ball that knocks on after swirling in the wind. Saints hold the visitors out though.

😇 0-0 😈


Calm start by the Saints finishes with a high bomb that Brierley takes but on the ground as he does.

😇 0-0 😈

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