Super League: Wigan Warriors 28-12 Salford Red Devils - Marshall double helps Wigan see off Salford
|Betfred Super League|
|Wigan (10) 28|
|Tries: Marshall 2, Greenwood, Hardaker, Partington Goals: Hankinson 4|
|Salford (6) 12|
|Tries: Olpherts, Welham Goals: Inu 2|
Wigan Warriors moved up to fourth in Super League with a comprehensive home win over Salford Red Devils.
A Chris Hankinson break enabled Liam Marshall to cross for the opening Wigan try and Joe Greenwood's score after a George Williams kick made it 10-2.
Derrell Olpherts scored in the corner for Salford, but Warriors responded.
Zak Hardaker went over after the break, Marshall finished out wide and, although Kris Welham replied, Oliver Partington sealed victory late on.
Wigan's win against the Red Devils means they leapfrog Salford, who are now sixth, and move up two places in the Super League table.
Adrian Lam's side have struggled for form at times this season but an assured display capped off their fourth league win in a row.
Marshall has been in fine form of late for the Warriors and his two scores mean he has now scored five tries in his past five games for Wigan.
Next in Super League, Salford take on Huddersfield at home on Thursday while Wigan face Hull KR at the DW Stadium the day after.
Wigan Warriors head coach Adrian Lam:
"I was really satisfied with our performance, though we ran out of steam in the second half.
"We completed at 90 per cent in the first half which is international standard. If we could complete like that every game we'd be happy.
"I was really proud of the defence, I thought we were unbelievably tough."
Salford Red Devils boss Ian Watson:
"We were off today. But if you make errors and don't complete, it's going to be a struggle.
"We felt quite comfortable early doors going set for set with them but we had some poor defensive reads on the edge.
"We are really disappointed with what we churned out. We tried to force it at times and Wigan had that bit more energy about them."
Wigan: Hardaker, Marshall, Hankinson, Gildart, Burgess, Williams, Leuluai, Clubb, Powell, Navarrete, Isa, Greenwood, O'Loughlin.
Interchanges: Smithies, Sammut, Partington, Bullock.
Salford: Evalds, Bibby, Inu, Welham, Olpherts, Lolohea, Hastings, Nakubuwai, Tomkins, Dudson, Jones, Lannon, McCarthy.
Interchanges: Burke, Flanagan, Lussick, Sio.
Referee: Chris Kendall (RFL)