Salford Red Devils 26-16 Castleford Tigers

Friday 21st June 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 19

26-16 FT

HT: 18 16

Attendance: 2,829

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Niall Evalds, Lee Mossop, Jackson Hastings, Derrell Olpherts,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Daniel Smith, Greg Minikin, Jordan Rankin,

  • Goals
    Peter Mata'utia (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Salford Red Devils moved into the top five of Betfred Super League following a 26-16 victory over Castleford Tigers.

Australian scrum-half Jackson Hastings was once again inspirational for the Red Devils with a try and two assists while full-back Niall Evalds notched his 17th Super League touch down of the season.

Evalds and Lee Mossop put Salford 12-0 ahead and although Daniel Smith went over for Castleford, Hastings made it 18-6. 

Efforts from Greg Minikin and Jordan Rankin cut the gap to two points at half-time, but Derrell Olpherts touched down after the interval and Krisnan Inu kicked a late penalty for the hosts.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “We have put ourselves in a great position. It’s what we worked hard for in pre-season and it’s great to be in the top five.

“The league is outstanding at the moment because it’s so close. There’s a long way to go but like London Broncos, we are proving a lot of people wrong at the moment.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “It’s pretty frustrating. We are trying to piece our game together and we are just not that great at the minute. As a team we are just not firing.

“We can’t find accuracy and fluency in attacking positions to score points which is something we’ve been able to do in the past. We just have to keep going."

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 60: TRY! scored for Salford by Derrell Olpherts
  • 40: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 37: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 30: TRY! scored for Salford by Jackson Hastings
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 25: TRY! scored for Castleford by Daniel Smith
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 22: TRY! scored for Salford by Lee Mossop
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 18: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • Key Performers

    Joshua Jones

    Metres: 161

    Cheyse Blair

    Metres: 196

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 4
    Tigers 3

    Goals:

    Red Devils 5
    Tigers 2

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1355
    Tigers 1405

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 196
    Tigers 188

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 367
    Tigers 378

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 16
    Tigers 9

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 6
    Tigers 7

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 6
    Tigers 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joshua Jones 0 0 26 2 1 6 0 20 161 8.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Derrell Olpherts 1 0 2 0 1 6 0 21 137 6.52 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 6 0 1 1 1 18 131 7.28 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 37 7 2 3 0 15 105 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jackson Hastings 1 2 20 2 3 1 3 18 100 5.56 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 8 2 2 2 0 11 98 8.91 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 43 10 2 1 1 11 95 8.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 31 3 0 2 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Robert Lui 0 0 25 2 2 4 3 16 84 5.25 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Lee Mossop 1 0 20 1 1 2 0 9 83 9.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 19 3 2 1 0 8 65 8.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 1 24 4 5 5 2 13 62 4.77 2 0 0 0 5 1 2 2
    Joey Lussick 0 1 35 11 1 1 0 3 46 15.33 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 11 35 3.18 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 36 7 2 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 3 13 4.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Cheyse Blair 0 0 5 0 0 8 1 22 196 8.91 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Peter Mata'utia 0 0 6 1 0 3 1 15 145 9.67 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 26 3 3 2 0 18 129 7.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 48 8 5 1 0 15 127 8.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Rankin 1 1 31 8 0 2 4 13 109 8.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tuoyo Egodo 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 15 99 6.60 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
    James Clare 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 14 97 6.93 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 1 0 38 8 2 0 0 10 77 7.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 38 13 3 3 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Junior Moors 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 11 63 5.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 1 0 16 5 2 1 0 11 55 5.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 17 3 1 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 0 0 9 0 3 3 8 8 54 6.75 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 33 11 3 1 0 6 54 9.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 25 7 2 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 20 3 3 0 0 2 21 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul McShane 0 1 43 7 6 0 2 3 18 6.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties