Castleford go third after win at Salford
|Betfred Super League|
|Salford (6) 6|
|Tries: Bibby Goals: Chamberlain|
|Castleford (6) 24|
|Tries: Webster 2, Shenton, Gill Goals: McShane 4|
Castleford Tigers moved up to third in the Super League table as they consigned struggling Salford Red Devils to defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Jake Webster touched down early on to send Cas ahead but Jake Bibby crossed before the break to level the scores.
Michael Shenton and Webster both scored tries early in the second half as the visitors moved into the lead.
Kieran Gill ran in a late try to extend Cas’ lead to 18 points on Salford, who could not find a breakthrough.
The result means Cas move above Warrington Wolves after their 22-22 draw against Catalans Dragons on Thursday.
Salford’s defeat was their 15th of the season, but the second-from-bottom Red Devils had already missed out on a top eight place before the split after Huddersfield beat Wigan on Thursday.
After a strong first-half performance, which included Bibby’s fourth try in as many games for Salford, the hosts struggled after the break.
Castleford played well after the restart and clawed their way to within one point of second-placed Wigan thanks to the win.
Salford Red Devils head coach Ian Watson told BBC Radio Manchester:
“That was our last 17 that was out there today and hopefully we’ve not picked any injuries up.
“Their attitude off the back of a disappointing performance last week, to come out here and show what we’re about, the effort was 100%.
“We’ve got to make sure we’re smart and look after our squad. We’ve got to build on this performance and keep it going forward in the middle eights.”
Salford: Chamberlain, Olpherts, Sa’u, Jones, Bibby, Lui, Shorrocks, Lasi, Wood, Nakubuwai, Lannon, McCarthy, Murray.
Replacements: Flanagan, Burke, Mossop, Nzoungou.
Castleford: Eden, Gill, Webster, Shenton, Clare, Laulu-Togaga’e, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Sene-Lefao, Moors, Millington, Milner.
Replacements: Holmes, Wardle, Cook, Clark.