Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salford Showing Pleases Watson

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salford Showing Pleases Watson

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SALFORD coach Ian Watson felt his under-strength team had a real go against Wigan and will learn from their scoreless performance.

The Warriors ran in six unanswered tries - two coming from Sam Tomkins - in a 30-0 win against a Salford side missing a number of key players at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

"It was a real courageous effort to be fair," said Watson.

"The defensive effort in the second half, I think we defended 28 sets and we only had the ball for 11 sets.

"Wigan were really good. They showed us a patient mentality of getting repeat set after repeat set which made us do a lot of defending. But a winning team does that and that is something we need to do better when we have the ball.

"Our defensive system was a lot better. I know it's weird saying that after you've conceded that many points, but our defensive system was a lot better tonight. …

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