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Huddersfield Giants 52
Tries: O'Donnell, Lunt 2, Cording, Ferguson 2, Griffin, Brown, McGillvary
Goals: Brough 7, Grix
Salford City Reds 22
Tries: Sidlow, Holdsworth, Henry, Ratchford
Goals: Holdsworth 3
Huddersfield Giants ended the Easter period on top of the engage Super League by demolishing Salford City Reds at Galpharm Stadium.
After Good Friday's shock defeat to bottom of the table Crusaders, Coach Nathan Brown rang the changes as his team looked to get back to their early season form.
Salford, who also had a nightmare Friday, made the best possible start as Captain Daniel Holdsworth's pinpoint pass sent second rower Adam Sidlow over for the opening score on eight minutes.
Luke O'Donnell got the Giants on terms with a close range effort, but Holdsworth was in the thick of it again as his try regained the lead for the visitors.
But the hosts then had a purple patch and added two quick fire scores from Shaun Lunt and young forward Jamie Cording to move into an 18-12 lead.
Dale Ferguson took Jermaine McGillvary's pass for another Huddersfield score, but just before the interval Mark Henry's try gave the City Reds some hope as they only trailed by six.
After the break Huddersfield took Salford apart. Ferguson charged over for his second try five minutes in and, after he was held up short going for his hat-trick 10 minutes later, Lunt made the most of the position by going over for his second.
Big prop Darrell Griffin proved unstoppable from 10 metres out on the hour, and Kevin Brown jinked his way over for a deserved solo try on 66 minutes.
In the last ten minutes of the game Stefan Ratchford added a consolation for Salford but it was McGilvary who had the last say as he took his team past the fifty point barrier, to make amends for Friday's poor performance in Wales.