No doubt a result that Salford City Reds coach Brian Noble wants to forget as quickly as possible, as his side were dismantled, manhandled and overpowered by a rampant Warrington Wolves side, who emerged 68-10 victors.
Conceding 12 tries in the game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, it was the third heavy defeat the Reds have suffered at the hands of the Wolves this season.
“I think we played a really good team. The quality and speed of some of their execution was there to see. If they made a break they finished the break, which was a really pleasing aspect for the opposition,” said Noble.
“After the strides we made last week, Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall. But it's great this week, we get to put it back together again.
“There were some salutary lessons there about the standards we have to reach and the physicality we have to get to.
“Whilst we're clearly disappointed, it's Tramadol another week's practice for us trying to put it right. But on a day like today, Warrington can do that to anybody.”
Another talking point out of the game was a bottle that was thrown onto the field, an incident that brought Reds owner Marwan Koukash to his feet to bring some calm to the stadium.
Wolves coach Tony Smith had no complaints about the win, simply praising his players for the win, labelling it was a complete performance.
“It was a pretty complete performance. We were very committed. The easy thing would have been to not compete at our best,” said Smith.
“We have had some recent hit-outs and won fairly comfortably. To stand up and deliver again took some commitment and some overcoming of the complacency tag you could have before a game like that.
“There were no aspects of that shown there. Our boys were very good and they stuck to the task they set out to do today.”