Despite knocking Wakefield out of the Challenge Cup the Red Devils haven’t had much luck against Trinity this season in the league however it was a different story when they visited the The Salford Stadium in 2016.
Salford managed to hold a slender lead at half-time but Ian Watson’s men crossed three times inside five second half minutes to inflict Wakefield’s second defeat in just nine games.
Niall Evalds opened the scoring for the Red Devils but his effort was soon cancelled out Anthony Tupou. Trinity were given two sin-bins inside the space of five minutes at the end of the first half as Danny Kirkmond was sent for ten for a blatant trip before Ben Jones-Bishop was also given a yellow card for pulling down Evalds as he chased a kick.
Salford took advantage and went into the break ahead thanks to a Ryan Lannon try, which came between the sin-bins, giving the hosts a six-point lead. But, it was a destructive second-half performance from Watson’s side which saw them end Wakefield’s four-game unbeaten run.
Mark Flanagan managed to force his way over early in the second half following the return of Kirkmond before Lannon grabbed his second of the game to put the Red Devils in the ascendancy.
The Red Devils made it three tries inside five minutes when Robert Lui crossed on the back of a neat ball from Adam Walne. Both George Griffin and Junior Sa’u found themselves on the scoresheet in the dying stages while Jones-Bishop grabbed a consolation for the visitors.
Following the victory Watson was very complimentary of double try-scorer Lannon who had broken into the team in recent weeks hailing his performance and in particular praising his ability to scare Wakefield’s bigger men with his quick feet and ability to find space.
The team that day: O’Brien, Evalds, Jones, Sa’u, Vidot; Lui, Dobson; Kopczak, Tomkins, Griffin, Murdoch-Masila, Hauraki, Flanagan. Interchanges: Lannon, Walne, Bibby, Joseph.