Super League: Huddersfield go top with 46-4 win over Salford
Last Updated: 04/08/13 6:31pm
Jermaine McGillvary: Notched early brace of tries to set Giants on their way
Winger Jermaine McGillvary scored two early tries as Huddersfield powered back to the top of Super League with a fifth straight win.
The Giants easily won 46-4 against a weakened Salford side, with Niall Evalds giving the visitors a consolation score.
Academy product McGillvary, 25, got the rout underway when he went over in the second minute from Scott Grix's kick into the right corner.
And then, three minutes later, Danny Brough collected his own kick through and passed to Leroy Cudjoe, whose quick off-load put McGillvary in again.
Brough and Aaron Murphy then combined to put David Faiumu through before Brett Ferres scored one and made another before the break. The former Bradford Bulls ace acrobatically stretched for the line on 32 minutes and supplied the killer pass for Joe Wardle to dive over on half-time.
Brough, who signed a new five-year contract last week, kicked four goals to leave Huddersfield with a healthy 28-0 interval lead.
He made it 34-0 on 47 minutes by racing for the line after selling the Salford defence a clever dummy from Wardle's pass.
The Giants skipper converted and has now amassed 32 goals and three tries in his last five outings, taking his tally for the season to an impressive 271 points.
Evalds got a consolation score for the visitors, hit by injuries and suspensions, on 56 minutes, though Marc Sneyd missed the resulting conversion attempt.
Huddersfield debutant Josh Johnson, a 19-year-old prop, piled on the misery for Salford by setting up Jamie Cording for a touchdown on 62 minutes.
The inexperience of Brian Noble's side showed 10 minutes later when Gareth Owen should have put Ashley Gibson in the clear. The 21-year-old hooker burst through, but he dithered and then turned inside instead of passing outside to the unmarked Gibson and was tackled.
Cording's second try of the afternoon, two minutes from time, completed the scoring and set up nicely Friday's mouth-watering clash with Wigan, whom the Giants' leap-frogged back to the top.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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