‘We made wrong decisions all night’: Phil Veivers slams side as Salford City Reds hit Super League rock-bottom

By Mark Shales

Poor judgement across the park was to blame for Salford City Reds’ hammering at home to London Broncos, according to head coach Phil Veivers.

London had lost all of their previous four games heading to Salford but Wayne Godwin’s late consolation try for the Reds was not enough to deny them the win.

Despite coming back from a 20-point deficit to beat Hull KR last weekend, Veivers admitted sloppy errors starved Salford of any chance of a repeat.     

“Even though we were 22-0 down at half-time I didn’t think there was much between the sides,” he said afterwards.

“We conceded four tries to kicks but I told the boys at half-time we could still be in the game if we scored the first try.

“But our confidence slipped when we could not come up with a try – we made wrong decisions all night.”

The Reds now sit bottom of Super League after five games – the only side with a points difference of -100.

England Knights international Kieran Dixon bagged a hatrick for London while Michael Channing, Chris Bailey and Liam Colbon also touched down.

Former Red Luke Dorn claimed his first try of the season while halfback Michael Witt kicked five goals to give the Broncos their first ever win at the Salford City Stadium.

Although Salford were without star winger Jodie Broughton – stuck in motorway traffic – the debuting Australian pairing of Liam Foran and Vic Mauro gave Veivers some cause for encouragement.

“They will have been suffering jet lag but Liam showed some neat touches,” he added.

“Vic took some pulling down and put in a few good shots tonight, but I’m sure there’s a lot more to come from them and the rest of the side.

“We need to be patient but I’m the worst loser in the world and we are finding it pretty tough at the moment – it’s a job in progress.”

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