|Salford (6) 12|
|Tries: Pauli, Inu Goals: Inu 2|
|St Helens (10) 10|
|Tries: Eaves Goals: Dodd 3|
Salford struck late by way of Krisnan Inu to disclaim a youthful St Helens facet an 11th Super League win in a row and finish a three-game shedding run.
Saints racked up a 10-Zero lead by way of Josh Eaves’ try to tree Lewis Dodd objectives, however a typical Pauli Pauli barge obtained Salford factors earlier than the break.
Both sides handed up possibilities after the break, with Saints debutant Tom Nisbet and Salford’s Rhys Williams spilling.
But Inu powered over late on to maintain Saints ready for a play-off spot.
Saints boss Kristian Woolf gambled on an inexperienced crop of gamers, together with 5 debutants – Nisbet, Ben Davies, Nico Rizzelli, Matthew Foster and Jake Wingfield – and it virtually paid off with the derby towards Wigan looming this week.
There was an power and zest to their play earlier than the break, as they managed the primary half hour however solely had Eaves’ attempt, created by Dom Peyroux’s rampaging run, to point out for it.
However, Pauli scored off a trademark bludgeoning carry to convey Salford again into the sport and so they have been way more aggressive after the break in chilly circumstances.
That mentioned, real goalline motion was sparse, regardless of a try-saving sort out stopping Tui Lolohea from grounding.
Ian Watson, who has been linked with the Hull FC job this week, noticed his facet present the character to overturn the deficit – and bounce again from their Challenge Cup remaining disappointment..
Saints keep prime, nevertheless, and stay on track for the League Leaders’ Shield regardless of this blip.
Salford: Sarginson; Williams, Chamberlain, Kear, Inu; Lolohea, Atkin; Mossop, Ackers, Yates, McCarthy, Pauli, Burke
Interchanges: Lussick, Dudson, Jones, Roberts
St Helens: Costello; Nisbet, Davies, Simm, Rizzelli; Dodd, Welsby; Batchelor, Eaves, Walmsley, Peyroux, Paulo, Graham
Interchanges: Ashworth, Smith, Foster, Wingfeld