With the First team inactive this Saturday Salford City Roosters’ second team took centre stage with a “derby” fixture at home to a very young and very enthusiastic Langworthy Reds side and ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Langworthy were only 2 points adrift with 5 minutes to half time but they just ran out of steam against the more experienced Roosters, who included first team players Steve Barry, Marc Gilligan, Mark Thomas and Danny Trimble. On the other hand though, the Roosters included 6 players making their first appearance of the season, including debutant Feriti Rauqe Bau and 53 year old Mark Maudsley who played alongside his son – Callum.
The star of the show was scrum half Sean Watson who scored a hat trick of tries followed by Thomas who weighed in with two tries and third man of the match went to full back Callum Maudsley. The Roosters’ other try scorers were Steve Barry, Steve Brooks, Jack Rogers and Alex Edwards who also added 6 conversions.
The Roosters managed to survive 2 sin bins as well with Harry Graham getting the yellow card on 14 minutes, followed on 58 minutes by Carl Mort, while Langworthy’s try scorers were Bobby Ricci in the first half and Joe Burns in the dying minutes of the game, the first effort being converted by Jack Davies.