Salford Red Devils’s couldn’t build on their win against Leigh last Friday as their poor start to the Super League season continued in defeat to Castleford Tigers.
Castleford took the lead in the 8th minute after a dinked kick fell into the hands of the open Greg Eden who had the easy job of sprinting over the line to score.
Danny Richardson added the extras to give the away side an early 6-0 lead.
It was Salford’s go at turning a dinked kick into a try, it was Kevin Brown who made a great run and got onto the kick and finished off the try under the posts.
That left a simple conversion for Harvey Livett in front of the posts and he made no mistake in leveling up the scoring at 6-6.
Salford continued putting the pressure on after the restart and took the lead for the first time just minutes later.
It was Andy Ackers who got the ball over in the end after a period of pressure which saw Salford close in on the Castleford line.
Castleford responded well to going behind for the first time on the night, scoring a brilliant try of their own after some slick handling and free-flowing rugby that was finished off by substitute Liam Watts.
Danny Richardson added the extra points with his goal attempt to once again level the score at 12-12.
Salford gave away a needless penalty just before the break and it was converted by Danny Richardson who gave the visitors a 14-12 half-time lead.
The Tigers had the best possible start to the second half, scoring a well-constructed try which resulted in substitute Cheyse Blair catching a kick and going over.
Richardson as he had done all evening added the extra points to give his side an 8 point advantage, the biggest lead of the evening.
The Tigers further extended their advantage in the 60th minute from another penalty, it was Danny Richardson who stepped up to continue his 100% goal record for the evening.
Castleford put the contest beyond doubt just two minutes later, it was Jake Trueman who broke free after some poor Salford defending, giving the visitors a 26-12 lead.
Richardson’s perfect kicking record came to an end though, as he missed the extra points from a tight angle.
Another moment of ill-discipline from the hosts and Richardson had a simple goal attempt to extend the Tigers lead to 28-12.
With less than 10 minues remaining, Salford gave themselves a glimmer of hope through a Tui Lolohea try, he made a strong driving run and used his strength to score.
Brown added the extra points this time to cut back Castleford’s advantage to just 10 points.
However, it wasn’t enough as Leigh managed the last 10 minutes professionally and the Red Devils fell to their third defeat in 4 league games.