Super League: Brian Noble makes winning start as Salford City Reds coach against Castleford Tigers
Last Updated: 28/04/13 12:12am
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.
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.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round thirteen
A big win for Salford and a home loss for Catalans... Terry O'Connor reviews Round 13 of Super League.
Brian McDermott has warned Leeds not to rest on their laurels after the 44-10 Super League victory over Hull KR.
Warrington coach Tony Smith welcomed his team's strong defensive effort in the home 32-4 victory over Bradford.
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- Twelve-man Giants stand tall
- Rea: Home win very important
- Broncos buck the trend at last
- Wane rues loss of Richards
- Wildcats show their teeth
- Wigan move clear at top
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- Broncos v St Helens: Teams
- Hull FC v Warriors: Teams
- Vikings v Wildcats: Teams