FORMER SALFORD CITY REDS SKIPPER MALCOM ALKER JAILED FOR ROBBERIES

A former skipper of Salford City Reds Malcolm Alker has been jailed for armed robberies at KFC and Tesco, according to reports. The 39-year old former star was sentenced to four years at Bolton Crown Court on Friday.

The former rugby league star alongside a co-defendant Michael Naylor, 25, were before the court for threatening a manager at a KFC restaurant with a machete and demanding money. The duo wore balaclavas, burst inside the restaurant at Pemberton, Wigan, jumped over the counter, removed a drawer and threatened for money, as per reports. The accused robbed at Tesco Express in Whelley, Wigan a short time later following the earlier incident on October, 31, 2017.
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SALFORD REACH FIRST CC SEMIS SINCE 1998

Salford City Red Devils defeated Wakefield Trinity 30-6 to book their spot in the last four of the Challenge Cup.


This is the first time since 1998 that the Reds would go this far. Only fans of a certain age would remember seeing the team go this far in the tournament.

Salford are regular strugglers so it is much of a journey for them after fighting to retain their status in the Super League months back. They won the status battle in the Million Pound Game and now they sit second in the league. They have now progressed to being a win shy of an appearance in Wembley since 1989.

When Salford reached this stage in 1998, Sheffield Eagles trumped them 22-18. After their impressive start this term, some losses threatened their strong confidence. Coach Ian Watson soon proved many wrong when they went past Wakefield despite the loss weeks back. Continue reading