Salford edge Cas to lift top eight bid

Gareth O'Brien goes in for Salford's first try against Castleford

Super League
Salford Red Devils (10) 22
Tries: O’Brien, Dobson, Caton-Brown Goals: O’Brien 5
Castleford Tigers (12) 18
Tries: Webster 2, Dorn Goals: Gale 3

Gareth O’Brien boosted Salford’s top-eight hopes with two late penalty to overcome Castleford, who suffered a heavy injury toll in defeat.

Castleford led 12-10 at the break with Jake Webster going over twice, while O’Brien and Michael Dobson grabbed the hosts’ scores.

Luke Dorn added a third Tigers effort, before Webster became the third Castleford player forced off injured.

Mason Caton-Brown’s try and the boot of O’Brien sealed victory.

More to follow.

Salford Red Devils: O’Brien; Caton-Brown, J Griffin, Sa’u, Johnson; Lui, Dobson; Kopczak, Tomkins, G Griffin, Murdoch-Masila, Jones, Flanagan.

Replacements: Hauraki, J Walne, Kenny, A Walne.

Castleford Tigers: Dorn; Monaghan, Crooks, Webster, Flynn; T Holmes, Gale; Tickle, McShane, Patrick, Moors, McMeeken, Massey.

Replacements: Milner, Millington, O Holmes, Springer.

Referee: James Child (RFL)

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