Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

REDS OFF THE PACE WITHOUT CHASE! ; Devils Still Waiting for Victory without Talisman after Wolves Mauling.

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

REDS OFF THE PACE WITHOUT CHASE! ; Devils Still Waiting for Victory without Talisman after Wolves Mauling.

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SALFORD ........................18 WARRINGTON ...............34 Neil Barker

Salford Red Devils succeeded in attracting 6,000 plus fans but again failed to pick up the points in a bruising contest with Warrington. Reds have not won since Easter Monday when they defeated Wigan, which was also the last time talisman Rangi Chase played.

It says everything about a side that is also without Michael Dobson for another month.

Cory Paterson returned with his leg strapped to high heaven and could not have done any more for the gallant hosts, who were harshly punished by the referee at key times.

Paterson had a seemingly good try ruled out at the start of the second half. Had it counted, it could have made a difference to the final result. Head coach Iestyn Harris is currently growing a beard. It may well be on his chest before the above mentioned claim materialises.

'We are disappointed.

Every time we built pressure, we had a penalty against us," said Harris.

"We are competing but are not coming through the other side. The penalty count killed us.

"Warrington had a lot more good ball and that came from the penalty count.

'We have nine games left and need six to guarantee us in the eight.'Manchester lad Greg Ormsby finished with a hat-trick of tries for the Wolves who lost Richie Myler through injury but still scored three first half tries.

Warrington coach Tony Smith saluted Ormsby's finishing and second rower Ben Currie.

"Greg's try was a spectacular effort and he did exceptionally well but all our wingers get to practice that sort of stuff. The bloke who fed him a few times was on fire.

"Ben was awesome and has been a stand-out player all season. He should be playing for England at some stage in the future."

The hard-working Paterson scored the first try for Salford after Currie had given Warrington the lead. …

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