Challenge Cup  Sunday 29th April 2012  The City of Salford Community Stadium  Att:

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jodie Broughton

Lee Jewitt

GOAL SCORERS:

Daniel Holdsworth

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Ben Jones-Bishop

Brent Webb

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: S Ganson


Rhinos battle through

Last season\'s beaten finalists Leeds were given a fright by Salford before booking a place in the quarter-finals of the Carnegie Challenge Cup after a 16-10 win.

The world champions were held 6-6 at the break but scraped through thanks to tries from Ben Jones-Bishop and Shaun Lunt in the second half.

The battling Reds had gone ahead with a Lee Jewitt try, cancelled out by Brent Webb just before the interval.

Leeds went into the clash having won all four of their cup ties against the Reds since 1964.

The Rhinos also had the psychological advantage of having thumped Salford 56-16 on their first visit to Barton in March, when skipper Kevin Sinfield became the record points scorer in the club\'s history.

Salford, who had lost six of their last eight games, were missing Aussie prop Shannon McPherson and Kiwi Vinnie Anderson.

Leeds kept the side which beat Catalan with Kallum Watkins, Rob Burrow, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Weller Hauraki still sidelined.

Salford, playing against a strong wind in the first half, stunned Leeds by taking a shock eighth-minute lead after a storming run by Jodie Broughton against his old club.

Jewitt took Wayne Godwin\'s pass to plough over from short range for his first try since scoring against Leeds last July, with Daniel Holdsworth booting the straightforward conversion.

The Rhinos recovered to pile the pressure on the Reds but squandered several chances.

Chris Clarkson was put through by Sinfield but tossed away a certain try by ignoring Webb in support.

Jones-Bishop went over but was recalled for a forward pass and then Zak Hardaker was denied a try from Danny McGuire\'s kick by a desperate Luke Patten clearance.

Carl Ablett then dropped the ball under pressure over the Reds line after slick handling by McGuire and Webb.

Salford were under the cosh with solid defence preventing Darrell Griffin barging over before the Reds line was finally breached four minutes before the break.

Lunt\'s grubber kick caught Salford off-guard and Webb was the quickest to react with Sinfield landing the conversion to make it 6-6.

Salford lost Chris Nero early in the second half with an arm injury but Ashley Gibson summed up their spirit with sterling defence.

The Reds regained the lead after 51 minutes when Broughton sprinted on to Holdsworth\'s well-placed kick for his fourth try of the season.

Holdsworth was just off-target with the touchline conversion but Leeds drew level 16 minutes from time.

Jamie Peacock did well to release the ball in a tackle and Sinfield\'s kick was fumbled by Broughton for Jones-Bishop to score a scrambled try.

Sinfield missed the conversion to stop his side going ahead for the first time.

Salford\'s relief was short-lived with McGuire\'s dancing run enabling Lunt to go over after 71 minutes and, this time, Sinfield made no mistake to fire his side in front 16-10.

The Reds refused to concede defeat and Sean Gleeson went close but Leeds held on.

Match Action

  • 70m
    try

    Lee Smith

    Leeds

  • 70m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 63m
    try

    Ben Jones-Bishop

    Leeds

  • 50m
    try

    Jodie Broughton

    Salford

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Lee Smith

    Leeds

  • 36m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 36m
    try

    Brent Webb

    Leeds

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Stephen Wild

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Chris Nero

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Stuart Howarth

    Salford

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Wayne Godwin

    Salford

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Salford

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Lee Jewitt

    Salford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Jordan James

    Salford

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Adam Sidlow

    Salford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Darrell Griffin

    Leeds

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Richard Moore

    Leeds

  • 6m
    try

    Lee Jewitt

    Salford

  • 6m
    goal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Salford