Warrington Wolves were unable to use their Challenge Cup success as a springboard to end a dismal Super League run, with Salford Red Devils handing them a 22-6 loss at the AJ Bell Stadium.
A short turnaround forced Steve Price to ring the changes from the team he selected for the 18-4 triumph over St Helens at Wembley on Saturday and they saw their winless league run extended to six games by the in-form Red Devils, who have now been victorious in their last six in a row.
A Krisnan Inu penalty provided the only points of a tense first half, but Salford ran riot after the restart.
Ken Sio touched down twice in quick succession as the Red Devils pulled away, and Jake Bibby capped a fine move down the left before the hour mark.
Sio intercepted a kick from Tom Lineham and outpaced Harvey Livett as he raced home from 80 metres, putting the result well beyond doubt.
Danny Walker pounced on a grubber kick to ensure the Wolves were not held to nil, with the two teams now level on 30 points with Wigan Warriors and Hull FC in the standings.
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) August 29, 2019