Friday 14th July 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 22

38-14 FT

( 18-10 HT )

Attendance: 7,094

Official: P Bentham

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Greg Eden 2, Ben Roberts, Joel Monaghan 2, Zak Hardaker,

  • Goals
    Luke Gale 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Gareth O'Brien, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby,

  • Goals
    Michael Dobson,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers continued their march towards a first Betfred Super League title but their 38-14 win over Salford Red Devils came at a cost with prolific winger Greg Eden set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Super League’s top tryscorer was forced from the field in obvious discomfort after injuring his shoulder as he finished spectacularly in the corner.

Eden’s two first-half tries either side of Ben Roberts’ determined finish underlined his importance to the Tigers but Daryl Powell’s men still had more than enough to record their 11th league victory in a row.

Joel Monaghan scored twice after the break while Zak Hardaker also crossed as Castleford comfortably maintained their 100 per cent home record.

While the Tigers appear certain to secure a home semi-final in the early weeks of the Super 8s, Salford’s place in the top four looks increasingly insecure.

The Red Devils could only add Jake Bibby’s try to first-half efforts from Gareth O’Brien and Kris Welham as they suffered another blow to their play-off hopes.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell expects to lose prolific winger Eden for the rest of the season 

“I'm really disappointed for Greg Eden,” Powell said. “He’ll probably be out for the year with that which is a massive blow. He’s been going awesome for us.

“This happens. Every team has to deal with a little bit of adversity. We’ll just crack on.”

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “I thought our middles stood up really well but we've been let down by our defence which I don’t think anyone will disagree with.

“It’s something we need to fix up and we will do. We’ll be better for this experience come the Super 8s."

 

  • 73: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 64: TRY! scored for Castleford by Joel Monaghan
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 57: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 51: TRY! scored for Castleford by Zak Hardaker
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 47: TRY! scored for Castleford by Joel Monaghan
  • 33: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Salford by Michael Dobson
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 24: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 21: TRY! scored for Castleford by Ben Roberts
  • 8: TRY! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 3: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • Key Performers

    Luke Gale

    Forty Twenty 1
    5 5

    Paul McShane

    Forty Twenty 1
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Castleford Tigers 6
    Salford Red Devils 3

    Goals:

    Castleford Tigers 7
    Salford Red Devils 1

    METRES:

    Castleford Tigers 1078
    Salford Red Devils 921

    CARRIES:

    Castleford Tigers 186
    Salford Red Devils 146

    TACKLES:

    Castleford Tigers 285
    Salford Red Devils 380

    OFFLOADS:

    Castleford Tigers 2
    Salford Red Devils 4

    PENALTIES:

    Castleford Tigers 4
    Salford Red Devils 13

    BREAKS:

    Castleford Tigers 7
    Salford Red Devils 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joel Monaghan 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 49 8.17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Eden 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 3.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Roberts 1 0 27 6 1 4 2 13 87 6.69 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Zak Hardaker 1 0 7 0 0 2 1 13 83 6.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 17 6 3 0 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gadwin Springer 0 0 14 4 1 0 0 4 20 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andy Lynch 0 0 17 3 0 1 0 12 60 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 12 2 1 0 0 14 73 5.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 27 5 0 5 0 17 118 6.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Foster 0 0 25 7 0 1 0 10 65 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 38 3 3 4 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 0 29 8 2 2 0 6 32 5.33 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 23 3 0 2 0 19 89 4.68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Gale 0 1 9 2 4 1 4 13 24 1.85 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0
    Michael Shenton 0 4 20 2 1 4 0 9 62 6.89 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 13 3 4 0 1 10 63 6.30 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jy Hitchcox 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 9 72 8.00 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kris Welham 1 0 15 2 3 0 0 12 50 4.17 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jake Bibby 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 18 117 6.50 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth O'Brien 1 0 12 1 0 3 0 10 54 5.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 1 12 1 2 3 0 11 63 5.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Niall Evalds 0 0 9 1 2 3 0 8 109 13.63 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Todd Carney 0 0 16 1 4 0 3 6 17 2.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Dobson 0 1 30 9 4 0 5 4 23 5.75 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
    George Griffin 0 0 35 10 0 3 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 33 2 4 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Murray 0 0 30 2 2 0 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 15 2 2 2 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 45 7 1 2 0 10 43 4.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 46 5 2 1 0 11 77 7.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Robert Lui 0 1 18 3 2 3 0 9 67 7.44 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Walne 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 29 5 0 0 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 22 2 2 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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