Super League: Salford Red Devils 6-22 Warrington Wolves
|Betfred Super League|
|Salford Red Devils (6) 6|
|Try: Lui Goal: Lui|
|Warrington Wolves (14) 22|
|Tries: King, Charnley, Roberts, Brown Goals: Ratchford 3|
Warrington beat Salford to stretch their winning run to five matches and stay third in the Super League table.
Josh Charnley set up Toby King for the Wolves' first try before the winger touched down himself - his third in three matches since joining Warrington.
Tyrone Roberts collected the knock-down from a high kick to score his first try for Warrington, but Robert Lui's reply offered the hosts some hope.
Kevin Brown's try and a late Stefan Ratchford penalty confirmed victory.
Warrington had temporarily moved up to second with victory, but Wigan came from 15-0 down at half-time to beat bottom club Catalans later on Saturday.
Warrington, under new head coach Steve Price, started slowly but their winning sequence has taken them to within four points of leaders St Helens.
Salford had won three of their previous four home matches in Super League this season, but Ian Watson's side fell to their first loss at the AJ Bell Stadium since losing the opening game of the campaign to Wigan.
Warrington coach Steve Price: "To come here and be four wins from four games over that Easter block is a credit to how hard the players have been working.
"We had to work really hard for the two points. We were a bit clunky in our execution and Salford hung in.
"It was a very pleasing result and I thought Kevin Brown especially was outstanding for us.
"We are slowly building and showing glimpses of where we want to be heading as a club."
Salford coach Ian Watson: "I thought the start cost us. Warrington were making too many metres in the early stages of the game and we were not doing what we should defensively.
"We lacked quality in the final third. That's because of struggling with combinations in the spine of the team.
"Our attack is letting our defence down at the moment. We made things too easy for Warrington.
"We are not a million miles away - we just need more assuredness in attack."
Salford: Lui; Olpherts, Sa'u, Welham, Bibby; Shorrocks, Littlejohn; Mossop, Wood, Kopczak, Jones, Hauraki, Flanagan.
Replacements: Tasi, Lannon, Burgess, Nakubuwai.
Warrington: Ratchford; Lineham, Goodwin, King, Charnley; Brown, Roberts; Hill, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Westwood.
Replacements: Atkins, Crosby, Akauola, Philbin.
Referee: Gareth Hewer