Salford see off Wakefield to reach first Challenge Cup semi-final since 1998

• Salford Red Devils 30-6 Wakefield Trinity
• Salford one win from first Challenge Cup final since 1969

That it would take a Salford fan of a certain age to recall the last time their club walked out at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final perhaps best underlines the extraordinary journey one of Super League’s traditional strugglers currently find themselves on.

Eight months removed from that dramatic day in Hull when they preserved their Super League status in the Million Pound Game, Ian Watson’s side, who sit second in Super League, now find themselves within one victory of a first Wembley appearance since 1969 after this serene progression through the quarter-finals.

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