Match Report | Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils fell to a 20-0 defeat at the hands of Leeds Rhinos despite producing a resilient performance at a rain-soaked Emerald Headingley Stadium.
Prior to today’s game, Salford had won just once at Headingley in the Super League era and this run looked set to continue as The Red Devils made a sluggish start to the contest –  some quick hands from the hosts allowed Tom Briscoe to dive over in the corner with just five minutes on the clock, however Kallum Watkins’ conversion attempt was unsuccessful.
Things quickly worsened for Ian Watson’s side as The Rhinos doubled their lead just twelve minutes later, Niall Evalds failed to keep hold of the ball and Ash Golding subsequently pounced on to the loose ball before touching down, Watkins added the extras to claim his first goal of the day.
Despite being behind, Salford stood up to the test ahead and almost got on the scoreboard when Jake Bibby broke towards the right-hand corner but Stevie Ward produced a try saving tackle to push Bibby into touch.
However, Leeds weren’t to be kept at bay for long and extended their lead further as Salford gave away a penalty 15m from their own line and the hosts opted to kick at goal – Watkins duly converted the penalty in what was the final point scoring action of the half.
Salford’s misfortune continued when Evalds suffered a head injury seconds before the interval – after a high shot from Handley caused the full-back to fall to the floor – and Lui switched to full-back early into the second period to fill in during Evalds’ absence.
Minutes later, club captain Weller Hauraki found himself placed on report by referee Greg Dolan as the forward’s challenge on former Red Devil Richie Myler was deemed a dangerous shoulder charge by the touch judges.
The Red Devils found themselves further behind when Kallum Watkins slotted home a penalty in front of the sticks twenty minutes from time – despite forging a number of attacking opportunities during the half.
Leeds crossed over again in the 76th minute when Josh Walters powered his way over from close-range after The Rhinos had forced Salford into successive goal-line drop outs, Watkins converted to take the hosts up to the 20 point mark and complete the scoring.
Leeds Lineup: Golding, Briscoe, Watkins, Handley, Hall, Moon, Myler, Delaney, Parcell, Singleton, Ward, Ablett, Walters
Interchanges: Dwyer, Ferres, Smith, Oledzki
Salford Lineup: Evalds, Bibby, Welham, Sa’u, Olpherts, Lui, Wood, Nakubuwai, Tomkins, Griffin, Jones, Burgess, Murray
Interchanges: Littlejohn, Hauraki, Tasi, Lannon
Leeds Scorers: Tries- Briscoe (5’), Golding (17’), Walters (76’)
Goals- Watkins (18’, 35’, 58’, 77’)
Salford Scorers: Tries- N/A
Goals- N/A
Man of the Match: Daniel Murray
Referee: Greg Dolan
Touch Judges: Joe Stearne & Peter Brooke
In Goal Judges: Connor Astbury & Joseph Turner
Attendance: 10,718 

Season Ticket holders to get discounted hospitality against Hull KR

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce a discounted rate for Salford Red Devils Season Ticket holders into hospitality for our game against Hull KR which will be hosted by Phoenix Nights legend – Archie Kelly. 
2018 Season Ticket holders can upgrade and book their place in hospitality for the fantastic price of £35 including VAT.
This offers 2018 Season Ticket holders access to our exclusive Platinum Club which will be hosted by Phoenix Nights star Archie Kelly.
Included in this fantastic offer is a complimentary match day programme and access to the Man of the Match presentation.
Non-Season Ticket holders can also get in on the action for just £55 including VAT.
To book please contact Fiona.Woods@SalfordRedDevils.net or ring 0161 786 1570.

Book your hospitality with the Salford Red Devils in 2018

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm that we are now taking hospitality bookings for the 2018 Super League season.
Our excellent hospitality is perfect if you’re looking to maximise your gameday experience, entertain cliental or even celebrate a special occasion.
The dining experience offers a sumptuous three-course meal in our Platinum Club suite which overlooks the The Salford Stadium prior to kick-off with a complimentary matchday programme also provided for a pre-game read.
Non-playing players will be in attendance prior to the game and will be interviewed as part of the pre-match entertainment. All people dining in hospitality can then watch Salford in Super League action from a padded seat or from the Platinum suite.
There is also a ‘guess the score’ quiz with one person coming away with a bottle of Kingsland wine. You will also gain access to our post-match Man of the Match presentation with one Red Devil coming straight up from the dressing room for an interview.
You can get all this for just £99. What better way to experience Rugby League than in Salford Red Devils hospitality. A full list of our 2018 Super League fixtures can be seen here.
To book your hospitality or enquire please contact Fiona.Woods@SalfordRedDevils.net.

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