Castleford Tigers took on Salford Red Devils at the Jungle yesterday afternoon, live at Sky Sports.
The Red Devils hit for the first points with a Marc Sneyd goal after George Griffin was found offside and then it was all one-way traffic from Salford after that.
Sneyd finished off a great Brodie Croft make with Ken Sio then cantering over from great Kallum Watkins play.
Jack Ormondroyd scored a brilliant individual try to make it 20-0 before Jake Mamo finally breached the Salford defence and they had another when Greg Eden looped a ball over the top for Derrell Olpherts.
20-10 down at half-time and Castleford had to score first in the second-half.
The second-half was, however, much worse from a Castleford perspective as the Red Devils scored four tries with the Tigers in dismal form.
The pick of the bunch was Croft’s effort as he scampered over from a scrum, but Sneyd had just enough time to bring up the 50.
Winning head coach Paul Rowley enthused about his side’s performance and wants the Salford journey to continue.
“It’s a success but it doesn’t feel like the journey is ending,” Rowley admitted on Sky Sports after the game.
“We will look to next week and not further, but we’ve got energy about us and we are not finished yet.”
Salford have now qualified for the Super League play-offs following the 50-10 victory over the Tigers yesterday.
And, there will be no walkovers in the play-offs with Salford buoyant and ready to hunt the so-called bigger teams.
That is despite the Red Devils spending the least as Rowley explained after too, believing that his side have now changed peoples’ opinions of Salford.
“They’ve got a fair call to write us off, everyone knows we spend the least (in Super League).
“I said we wanted to change peoples’ opinions and I hope we’ve done that.”
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