Super League  Saturday 27th April 2013  The City of Salford Community Stadium  Att: 2,306

Squad

Broughton, Gibson, Gleeson, D. Williams, Foran, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, Mauro, James, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, McGoldrick, Owen, Griffin, A. Walne, Emmitt.

Squad

Carney, Shenton, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Hauraki, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Fleming, Clare, Mason, Boyle.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan McGoldrick

Theo Fages

Vic Mauro

Andrew Dixon

Danny Williams

Matty Ashurst

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jordan Thompson

Jamie Ellis

Oliver Holmes

Adam Milner

Justin Carney

Nathan Massey

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Ellis

Jamie Ellis

Jamie Ellis

Full Report

Match Official: T Alibert

Salford City Reds made it a triumphant start for new boss Brian Noble in the Super League basement battle against Castleford Tigers.

The visitors led 30-28 until Ryan McGoldrick intercepted a Rangi Chase pass nine minutes from time to seal a thrilling win, with Mark Sneyd booting his fifth conversion.

The Reds, who had lost their last eight matches against Castleford, welcomed back McGoldrick against his old club after a two-month absence but Lee Gaskell and Lee Jewitt were still sidelined.

Noble, who has taken over from Phil Veivers, included a clutch of players who were rested for the 82-6 Tetley's Challenge Cup romp at Gloucestershire All Golds.

For the Tigers, Kirk Dixon was the only change from the side beaten at Leeds Rhinos in the cup, with James Clare missing out.

The Tigers went ahead after four minutes with Nathan Massey taking Chase's pass to charge over.

Yet McGoldrick marked his return by slipping a pass to Matty Ashurst, who went over after 14 minutes with Sneyd tagging on the conversion to fire his side ahead.

Salford lost leading try-scorer Ashley Gibson midway through the first half with a leg injury and the Tigers immediately regained the lead. Chase threw out a long pass to Justin Carney who ducked inside Danny Williams to make it 8-6.

Chase was the instigator of the Tigers’ third try when he cut inside Andrew Dixon for Jordan Tansey to set up Adam Milner; Jamie Ellis landed his first conversion at the third attempt.

Salford hit back as Williams atoned for his earlier error by taking Martin Gleeson's pass to go over in the corner.

The Reds then moved ahead seven minutes before the break as Andrew Dixon touched down after kicks by Liam Foran and Theo Fages had caused panic in the visiting defence.

Chase intercepted a Fages pass soon after but, fortunately for Salford, lacked the pace to race 75 metres to the Reds line.

Salford duly made the perfect start to the second half with Vic Mauro taking Jordan James' pass to score under the posts.

Yet Castleford replied immediately with Chase putting Oliver Holmes over to cut the deficit to 22-20.

Fages notched the Reds’ fifth try in the corner and Sneyd booted the touchline conversion, but Michael Shenton's powerful run allowed Chase to kick through for Ellis to reply.

Jordan Tansey was placed on report for a high tackle on Williams before Castleford regained the lead, Chase again involved as Jordan Thompson went over in the corner.

Chase then made his first mistake of the night and it proved costly as McGoldrick darted 50 metres to leave Sneyd with the simplest of conversions.

Castleford subsequently piled on the pressure but the Reds held out.

Match Action

  • 72m
    try

    Ryan McGoldrick

    Salford

  • 72m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 67m
    try

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 58m
    goal

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 58m
    try

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 47m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 47m
    try

    Theo Fages

    Salford

  • 45m
    goal

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 45m
    try

    Oliver Holmes

    Castleford

  • 42m
    try

    Vic Mauro

    Salford

  • 42m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 35m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 35m
    try

    Andrew Dixon

    Salford

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Wayne Godwin

    Salford

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Jordan James

    Salford

  • 31m
    try

    Danny Williams

    Salford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Vic Mauro

    Salford

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Jake Emmitt

    Salford

  • 28m
    try

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 28m
    goal

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 25m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Darrell Griffin

    Salford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Adam Walne

    Salford

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Ashley Gibson

    Salford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Liam Foran

    Salford

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Keith Mason

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Boyle

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Lee Gilmour

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Lee Gilmour

    Castleford

  • 14m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 14m
    try

    Matty Ashurst

    Salford

  • 5m
    try

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford