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  • McGoldrick, Williams, Dixon, Ashurst, Mauro, Fages,
    Goals: Sneyd (5),
34 - 30

Castleford

  • Massey, Ellis, Holmes, Milner, Thompson, Carney,
    Goals: Ellis (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 27th Apr 2013
  • KO 18:45
  • Att: 2,306

Super League: Brian Noble makes winning start as Salford City Reds coach against Castleford Tigers

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Jamie Ellis: scored try and kicked three goals for Castleford Tigers

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Salford's display pleased new coach Brian Noble

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Salford made it a triumphant start for new boss Brian Noble with a 34-30 victory 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 sacked Phil Veivers, included a clutch of players who were rested for the 82-6 Tetley's Challenge Cup romp at Gloucestershire All Golds.

Fast start

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

But 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 6-4.

Salford lost leading try scorer Ashley Gibson midway through the first half with a leg injury and 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 by cutting inside Andrew Dixon for Jordan Tansey to set up Adam Milner with Jamie Ellis landing his first conversion at the third attempt.

Salford hit back with Williams atoning for his earlier error by taking Gleeson's pass to go over in the corner and reduce the arrears to 14-10 but the Reds went back ahead seven minutes before the break with kicks by Liam Foran and Theo Fages causing panic in the visiting defence and Dixon touched down with Sneyd converting.

Chase intercepted a Fages pass but, fortunately for Salford, lacked the pace to race 75 metres to the Reds line and Castleford trailed 16-14 at the break.

Under the posts

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

But Castleford replied immediately with Chase putting Oliver Holmes over to cut the deficit to 22-20 before Fages notched the Reds fifth try in the corner and Sneyd booted the touchline conversion.

Michael Shenton's powerful run allowed Chase to kick through for Ellis to make it 28-26 after 57 minutes.

Jordan Tansey was placed on report for a high tackle on Danny Williams before Castleford regained the lead with Chase again involved to put Jordan Thompson over in the corner.

Then Chase made his first mistake of the night with his pass intercepted by ex team-mate McGoldrick who darted 50 metres with Sneyd adding the conversion to restore the Reds lead at 34-30 nine minutes from time. Castleford piled on the pressure but the Reds held out.

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First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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