Salford City Reds beat Swinton in pre-season friendly as Wigan youngsters lose
Last Updated: 07/01/13 9:30am
Financially-stricken Salford scored a morale-boosting pre-season win
Salford City Reds put their off-field woes to one side as they cruised to a 52-12 victory over Swinton in Sunday's pre-season friendly at the Salford City Stadium.
The Reds, due in court on Monday to face a winding-up petition over unpaid bills, ran in eight tries against their Championship neighbours.
England Knights winger Jodie Broughton scored a hat-trick and other tries came from Stephen Wild, Theo Fages, Matty Ashurst, Ashley Gibson and Ryan Boyle.
Meanwhile, a youthful Wigan lost their opening pre-season fixture 28-6 to Leigh Centurions at Leigh Sports Village.
Centre Matt Gardner scored two of Leigh's six tries, while Jamie Doran touched down for the visitors, who trailed 20-0 at half-time.