Much improved attacking from Salford, Smith didn't have a good game for me giving away two critical pens. Both teams failed to realise Mr Child had his rule book out last night and had been studying it. Cas in particular failed to learn from their mistakes and were lucky not to be on a team warning in the first half.
This was the best performance from Salford in a long time, not sure if all the improvement is down to Chase or partly due to the tactics from Long. Think Nobby has bought himself a few extra games. Still a lot of improvement required from Salford
D Powell seems to think Childs doesnt have a rule book and has offered to send him one in post match interview, seems especially interested in the rule about the ball bouncing dead from a kick off resulting in a 20m tap! Wasnt their to see it to be honest but radio commentaters sounded baffled.
From past experience of watching his officiating, you can usually garantee 2 thinks when childs refs:
- inconsistency, and
- a scrappy game
That said sounds like Cas were terrible, good win for Salford, the only worry I would have as a Salford fan, had Webster and Owen not bombed a try a piece and DP started with Webster (instead of inexplicable piting Channing against Sau then changing his mind and subbing him, very odd!) - we may have won despite the performance.
Maybe a shot in the arm for Cas cant keep starting so slowly and expect to get away with it every week and should despel any complacancy for the London game (always a banana skin for Cas), considering the short turn around may not be an easy game.
As I predicated Chase was ultimately the deciding factor, sounded dangerous every time he had the ball and even kicked a drop goal (hes useless at them!)
Look forward to welcoming Salford to the jungle later in the year and hopefully leveling the score...
Edited by Gates1, 23 March 2014 - 10:44 PM.