Salford Red Devils 76-6 Rochdale Hornets
Friday 12th April 2019, 19:45pm
Challenge Cup - Round:
Greg Burke, Niall Evalds (4), Gil Dudson, Ed Chamberlain, Logan Tomkins, Jake Bibby (2), George Griffin, Rob Lui, Krisnan Inu,
Ed Chamberlain (6), Krisnan Inu (6),
Salford Red Devils
Niall Evalds scored four tries as Salford Red Devils secured their place in the sixth round of the Coral Challenge Cup with a 76-6 demolition of Rochdale Hornets.
Salford ran in 13 tries in total against their Championship opponents, who had to do without player-coach Carl Forster after his partner gave birth to their daughter earlier in the day.
Greg Burke opened the scoring in the third minute and Evalds, Gil Dudson and Ed Chamberlain all scored inside the first 15 minutes.
FULL-TIME!@SalfordDevils 76 - 6 @RochdaleHornets— Salford Red Devils (@SalfordDevils) April 12, 2019
Salford showed constancy by dominating the @TheChallengeCup game with a total of 13 tries.
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Logan Tomkins touched down and Evalds grabbed his second before there was something to cheer for the travelling fans when Shaun Ainscough touched down in the corner.
Jake Bibby crossed before half-time and was the first to score in the second half before Evalds touched down twice in five minutes.
George Griffin got on the scoresheet, Robert Lui marked his 100th appearance for Salford with a try and Krisnan Inu rounded off the scoring.
Salford coach Ian Watson said: "We wanted to use the game to get back to some systems and structures because we had fallen off them in the past few games.
“We have got two big games coming up against Warrington and Wigan and we’ve got some confidence back tonight. Tonight we fixed a few things.”
Rochdale assistant Anthony Stewart said: "The effort was good but we didn’t expect that score. There were some positive performances from some of the lads but others were not on top form.
“Salford are a team that attacks really well and it was a top performance from them. We will take the positives and move on from there but we needed more from some of our lads tonight.”