Brian Noble thinks his Salford team looked good at times against Castleford

Last Updated: 28/04/13 8:47am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

New coach Brian Noble was thrilled to begin life at Salford with a dramatic 34-30 victory over Castleford.

The Reds snatched victory when Ryan McGoldrick scored with nine minutes left, after intercepting a loose Rangi Chase pass, and Noble saw plenty of signs of promise during a 12-try epic.

"I'm really pleased for the players," he said. "We finished on the right side of a basketball-style game and it was thrilling and exciting.

"We had to show plenty of character to defend like we did in the last five minutes.

"We did a lot of good things going forward, though I know there is work to do after looking at the league ladder.

"But it can be cured in time and we need to start raising the bar. At times we looked good with the ball."

We were outmuscled

Cas caretaker boss Danny Orr said: "We didn't deserve to win and to concede 34 points was disappointing.

"We were outmuscled and our kicking game was terrible in the first half."

And Orr refused to point the finger at Chase, who played a key role in all six Cas tries before his late blunder.

"Rangi is a world-class player, as we could see from the things he did out there tonight," said Orr.

"You can only admire him and I'm not going to tell him to change his game.

"He knows that pass probably wasn't on but we did not help ourselves and got in an arm wrestle. We did not perform and self-destructed."

  • Share:

Related

Super League 2013, round thirteen

Fages: Salford youngster is one to watch, says Terry

Red dawn

A big win for Salford and a home loss for Catalans... Terry O'Connor reviews Round 13 of Super League.

Michael Dobson is tackled by Ian Kirke and Jamie Peacock

McDermott remains grounded

Brian McDermott has warned Leeds not to rest on their laurels after the 44-10 Super League victory over Hull KR.

Tony Smith: Pleased with Warrington's defensive efforts

Smith: Defence inspired Wolves

Warrington coach Tony Smith welcomed his team's strong defensive effort in the home 32-4 victory over Bradford.

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Sports Day Survey

Sports Day Survey

Have your say on school sport and what activities children do outside of school.

Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

Sky Sports takes another look back at the last week and picks out our best and worst moments.

Super League stats

Super League stats

Who has kicked the most goals this season? Which player is penalised the most? Find out here...