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Salford

  • Wild, Williams, Dixon,
    Goals: Sneyd (2),
16 - 12

Catalan Dragons

  • Casty, Whitehead,
    Goals: Bosc (2),
  • Super League
  • 19th Jul 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 2,200

Super League: Salford City Reds edge past Catalan Dragons

Last updated: 19th July 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Remi Casty: Gave Catalan Dragons hope with second-half try

ANDREW DIXON SALFORD REDS

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Catalan Dragons slumped to a fourth defeat in five matches as Salford claimed a 16-12 home win in their Super League clash on Friday.

The hosts produced a battling defensive show to seal a hard-fought victory by three tries to two, with Andrew Dixon, Danny Williams and Stephen Wild crossing the line for the victors.

Elliott Whitehead and Remi Casty both scored tries for the Dragons, who are now three points adrift of the top four.

The Reds started well and swept into a fourth-minute lead after a Williams surge allowed skipper Martin Gleeson to link up smartly to send Dixon over in the corner. Sneyd added the extras from out wide.

But Gleeson suffered a knee injury after creating the try and had to hobble off, being replaced by Ashley Gibson.

As the Dragons struggled to break down a resolute defence, Lee Gaskell almost put Salford further ahead when he was held close to the line.

The Reds, who had lost their last three home matches against Bradford, Wakefield and St Helens, then opted to run two kickable penalties as they stepped up the tempo.

They did not add to their advantage until after half-time, Darryl Millard fumbling Sneyd's kick and Gibson putting Williams over in the corner to make it 10-0.

But Whitehead raced on to Scott Dureau's pass after 54 minutes to score near the posts, with Thomas Bosc landing the conversion to reduce the gap to four points.

Salford replied with Wild latching onto Sneyd's kick to extend the lead to 16-6 with a converted try, but Casty crashed over to peg the Reds back again.

Dragons centre Vincent Duport had a try disallowed for a forward pass in a nerve-jangling finale, with referee Thierry Alibert placing several players on report following a mass brawl two minutes from time.

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Super League Table - July 31 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 22 34
2 Wigan Warriors 23 32
3 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 22 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 22 28
7 Catalan Dragons 22 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 22 20
10 Wakefield Wildcats 22 19
11 Salford Red Devils 23 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 22 4
14 London Broncos 22 0

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