Salford (0) 16
Tries: Tyrer, Cashmere, Littler Goals: Tyrer 2
Wakefield (0) 12
Tries: Leo-Latu, Gleeson Goals: Jeffries 2
Tyrer went on to kick two goals after claiming his sixth try of the season
Salford ran in three second-half tries as they came from behind to earn a win that lifted them a place to 12th in the final Super League 2010 table.
Astonishingly, it was 0-0 at The Willows at half-time in a dour game.
But Tevita Leo-Latu's early second-half try livened it up, Salford responding with a try from winger Steve Tyrer.
The Reds then ran in two more through Ray Cashmere and Stuart Littler to seal Wakefield's sixth straight defeat, Sean Gleeson getting a late consolation try.
Tyrer ended up with an eight-point haul, after landing two conversions.
Salford: Ratchford, Broughton, Gibson, Talau, Tyrer, Sneyd, M Smith, Cashmere, J Smith, Neal, Sibbit, Littler, Swain.
Replacements: Parker, Leuluai, Jewitt, Owen.
Wakefield: Blaymire, Blanch, Gleeson, Millard, Murphy, Jeffries, Obst, King, Leo-Latu, Moore, Ferguson, Demetriou, Morrison.
Replacements: Korkidas, Henderson, Gledhill, Rinaldi.
Referee: Gareth Hewer (Whitehaven).