WINNING the four games that sandwich Easter is a rare feat for The Wire and it provides some perspective to the scratchy success at Salford Red Devils.

The fact that the only previous time the achievement had been recorded in the Super League era was last year tells us it is not the 'be all and end all' in making or breaking a season.

But Saturday's fifth victory in a row, in the circumstances of what had been a concerning start to the campaign with a slim new-look squad under a new regime, now maintains growing optimism and confidence.

For those reasons, a jaded Warrington side - on the back of the swamp fest at Castleford five days earlier - just needed to find a way to win.

They did so with a mostly backs-to-the-wall effort after establishing a 14-0 lead inside 22 minutes, courtesy of tries from Toby King, Josh Charnley and Tyrone Roberts which was his first in Warrington colours.

Wolves were unable to kick on and put the game to bed at that stage and a Robert Lui response before the interval breathed new life into a Salford side that featured a number of big guns with fresh legs after having been rested from Easter Monday duties in a 20-0 loss at Leeds.

Much of the second half became a tense arm wrestle, with the next try key to the outcome of the game.

Red Devils did most of the pressing and young winger Jake Bibby will be haunted by fumbling a dribbled Lui kick by the corner post with no defenders near him.

And former Kiwi powerhouse centre Junior Sa'u got close to adding to his impressive tally against The Wire but was stopped short by desperate defending that typified the super-human effort of 17 men wearing their hearts on their primrose and blue sleeves.

Moments came and went at the other end too, with a flying Ryan Atkins landing inches short after winning the aerial battle from a cross-field kick and a bad bounce of the ball led to Ben Currie grasping at air as he attempted to dive-and-catch on another last-tackle play.

Reward came seven minutes from time when Jack Hughes and Stefan Ratchford worked an opening for Kevin Brown to storm over and end Salford's hopes.

Interesting notes:

. Wire take their unbeaten run to five matches

. Tyrone Roberts' first try for Warrington

. Daryl Clark's 200th career appearance, his 99th for Wolves

. Josh Charnley's 149th Super League try

. Salford's second highest home 'gate' of 2018, only beaten by the season opener against Wigan (5,568)

Match facts:

Super League Round 10, Saturday, April 7, 2018

Salford Red Devils...6 Warrington Wolves...22

Red Devils: Rob Lui; Derrell Olpherts, Junior Sa’u, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby; Jake Shorrocks, Jack Littlejohn; Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Craig Kopczak, Josh Jones, Weller Hauraki, Mark Flanagan. Subs: Ryan Lannon, Ben Nakubuwai, Lama Tasi, Luke Burgess.

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Toby King, Bryson Goodwin, Tom Lineham; Kevin Brown, Tyrone Roberts; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Jack Hughes, Ben Currie, Ben Westwood. Subs: Ryan Atkins, Joe Philbin, Dom Crosby, Sita Akauola.

Scoring: King try, 4mins, 0-4; Charnley try, 12mins, 0-8; Roberts try, 22mins, Ratchford goal, 0-14; Lui try, 28mins, Lui goal, 6-14; Brown try, 73mins, Ratchford goal, 6-20; Ratchford penalty, 77mins, 6-22.

Penalties: Red Devils 5 Wolves 8

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Attendance: 3,428

Top man (Guardian readers' vote): Kevin Brown