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
Thu 26th Mar
Salford Red Devils36 - 8Widnes Vikings
Fri 27th Mar
Castleford Tigers20 - 14Hull FC
Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
Sat 28th Mar
Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
Thu 2nd Apr
Hull FCvsHull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
Castleford TigersvsLeeds Rhinos
Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
Warrington WolvesvsCastleford Tigers
Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Catalans DragonsvsWidnes Vikings
Fri 10th Apr
Hull FCvsWidnes Vikings
Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan WarriorsvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
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