When Gus Risman quit as a player in 1954, he coached Salford for four years, before moving temporarily to Phoenix, Arizona (USA) to care for his nephew who had recently been involved in a dog mauling incident.[3]. If correct it would be a ground record, but no official figure survives to confirm the exact attendance. Sorry, no headlines or news topics were found. In 1946, Salford appeared to be on their way to a third consecutive peacetime final, but Salford lost, unexpectedly, at home to Hunslet (15–8) at the quarter-final stage. Their first season there, 1878–79, was the last to be played under the Cavendish name. After the club avoided relegation at the end of the 1999 season, Harvey was given a contract for a further season. The nature of the loss made it even more agonising for the team and Watson made no secret of the fact everyone was feeling the hurt in the immediate aftermath of the final. In 1950, Salford finished fifth on scoring difference to miss out on a top-4 play-off spot but it was their highest post-war finish until 1973–74. In 1981, Salford reverted to playing on Sunday afternoons. The first match as Salford was at Dewsbury on 4 October 1879. Salford managed to avoid relegation to the RFL Championship after finishing top of the qualifiers table and secured their place for the 2019 Super League season. The former Salford half-back was left to rue missed opportunities from his team in both halves of the match, citing Krisnan Inu and Niall Evalds both putting in kicks in dangerous positions when he felt they could have taken other options with the ball in hand as two examples. Sign Up to Salford Red Devils Official Newsletter. In May 1978, Alex Murphy was a surprise appointment as Salford coach. They also made the final of the Lancashire Cup, losing narrowly to favourites Widnes. In 2001, Salford selected a team consisting of the greatest players to appear for the club since the first game at the Willows in 1901. Salford finished with 21 points; six-points clear of Hull F.C. The Willows switched on its floodlights for the first time in the match with Widnes on Friday 11 March 1966. However, he urged his side to focus on finishing the Super League season strongly as they start to build towards 2021. Salford's highest attendance was set on 13 February 1937 when 26,470 turned up to watch Salford versus Warrington in the first round of the Rugby League Challenge Cup. On their way to finishing top of the National League 1 table, Salford also won the Arriva Trains Cup beating Leigh in the final. "Leeds have got the win and we congratulate them on the win. In 1969, the BBC documentary, the Game That Got Away, held up Salford's revenue model as a blueprint for other clubs to follow. 2004 was a consolidatory season for the Reds, notably mostly for an impressive home win over St. Helens and coming from 12 points behind Castleford in a game three times in the season to win all three games, the third of which – at Castleford's "The Jungle" ground confirmed Salford's survival in the Super League and practically relegated 'Cas' in the process. In the Premiership final in front of 50,000 at Old Trafford, the Red Devils beat Halifax 27–20. They made their debut at the Willows on 21 December 1901, beating Swinton 2–0 in front of 16,981 fans. Salford made their début at the Willows on 21 December 1901, beating Swinton 2–0, the official attendance reaching 16,981. ", Pauli Pauli was among the try-scorers for Salford, Maguire, Cavani, Greenwood to miss PSG clash. Leigh comfortably finished bottom of the table, losing 14 games in a row. On 25 August 1945, Salford played their first match after the war against Castleford, winning 10–0 at the Willows. James Lomas became rugby league's first £100 transfer, from Bramley to Salford in 1901.[2]. Salford City Reds struggled in the 2002 season and Harrison was unable to keep the club in the Super League, despite a good end to the season. Salford were the first club to be invited to tour France who saw them as the premier side in the game. In 2016, Salford managed enough wins to finish in the top 8 of Super League, but breaches of the Salary Cap in 2014 and 2015 saw them deducted 6 points and the finished the season 10th and they were placed in The Qualifiers again. Their next home was a field north of the former Manchester Racecourse, New Barnes. [6] He resigned in July 2001 following a 70–4 defeat at Wigan.[7]. Despite not being in front in the entire 80 minutes, Salford scored two unconverted tries in the last 90 seconds of normal time to take the game to Golden Point extra time. Salford Red Devils have enjoyed a rise quite unlike anything else in British sport in recent years. Alex Murphy left in November 1980, he was replaced by Kevin Ashcroft. and Harlequins RL and 2 point defeats to Leeds and St. Helens. Ian Watson is in no doubt Salford Red Devils are still moving in the right direction after a narrow defeat to Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup final. The loss at Wembley in another of rugby league's major showpieces comes just over a year after Salford were beaten by St Helens in the Super League Grand Final and head coach Watson believes it shows how far the club has come in recent seasons. Leeds won 22–17. In the 1960s, the terrace was flattened at the Willows Road end to make way for the Salford Football and Social Club which was officially opened on 16 June 1966. Salford City Council also part-own the stadium where the club play. In their first-ever Super League play-off match, Salford City Reds were routed 52–6 at Odsal Stadium against Bradford on Saturday 23 September 2006.[8]. The Kiwis, then known as the All Golds, visited in 1907, and Salford played them on 28 December, losing 9–2 in front of a reported 9,000 spectators. On three occasions, they succeeded in reaching the final, but lost 0–25 to Broughton Rangers in 1902, 0–7 to Halifax in 1903 and 0–5 to Bradford in 1906. Squad Named For Coral Challenge Cup Final Salford Red Devils - Official Site 12:15 15-Oct-20 Challenge Cup final team news: Sarginson and Ormondroyd miss out due to positive coronavirus… Love Rugby League 12:14 15-Oct-20 In 1973–74 and 1975–76 the club claimed two Championships and won the 1974–75 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy. The club was founded in 1873 by the boys of the Cavendish Street Chapel in Hulme, Manchester. 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Salford won a four-team summer competition at Stanley Park in Blackpool 1952. 42–6. Salford added Reds to their name for the 1995–96 season. Salford built a variety club in 1966 in a bid to attract couples and parties to attend rugby matches. Salford went on to reclaim their place in Super League by edging out Keighley to win the First Division. Salford City as they were then known added Reds to their name and a new logo. All of the latest Salford Red Devils Rugby League News, Red Devils fixtures, Tickets, Kits and fixture lists. and seemingly safe from a drop into the lower leagues. The 1937 Australian touring team was beaten by Salford 11–8 at the Willows. 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