University of Gloucestershire All Golds 6-82 Salford City Reds
Salford safely through
Salford City Reds' expected passage to the fifth round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup was confirmed with a 15-try 82-6 demolition of Kingstone Press Championship One new-boys Gloucestershire All Golds in Cheltenham.
The All Golds played some good rugby at times - they could have had a try in the opening quarter and deserved their consolation try scored early in the second half.
With Marc Sneyd converting 11 of the tries, the Reds kept up with the clock after a 12-minute period in the first half where the All Golds enjoyed the better of the play without getting the luck to score.
Sneyd broke through on seven minutes to open the scoring but the floodgates remained resolutely shut as the All Golds earned three consecutive sets in the Reds' 20.
The Reds' ability to post back-to-back points was useful as they lifted the siege and strode upfield, Ashley Gibson's arcing run taking him over wide out. The kick-off went out on the full and Jordan Walne cantered over for the third try.
Will Hope then strolled over for the next try and the All Golds' resistance looked to have ended.
However, they briefly flickered into life but Callum Mulkeen just did not have the pace to finish after picking up a loose ball.
The Reds picked up the pace again and scored three times in the last five minutes of the half.
Pace and support play saw Gibson force his way over in the corne, Hope then grabbed his second following a bullocking run from Jordan James, and Niall Evalds backed up a break by Jodie Broughton to score right on the half-time hooter.
The Reds scored straight from the re-start as the All Golds gifted them possession and John Ford went over.
Then came the score the crowd was waiting for as Jordan Rice took the ball from a standing start 10 metres out and powered over the line under the posts to get the All Golds on the board. Matt Bradley added the goal.
Ford went over again to keep the Reds up with the clock. Adam Walne strode over before Broughton capped a fine bout of passing down the right by taking Ford's pass to score.
A brief lull was broken by Jake Emmitt's try followed swiftly by Vic Mauro rumbling over.
Ford completed his hat-trick after the All Golds' Pat Evans had dropped the ball in the act of scoring and George Tyson finished off the rout, taking Liam Foran's reverse pass to speed over and start what the Reds will hope to be a long cup run.