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SHOCK VICTORY FOR SALFORD OVER CHAMPS


By leedsrhinos.biz
April 13 2009

Salford City Reds produced a huge shock this afternoon, as they sealed a victory against engage Super League Champions, the Leeds Rhinos, in their own backyard. Tries from John Wilshere, Mark Henry, Richie Myler and Robbie Paul secured victory for the newcomers, who haven’t won a game at the Headingley Carnegie for thirty-two years.

The Rhinos were never out of it - Jamie Jones Buchanan scored again for the champs, as well as Hall and Senior.


Danny McGuire also had a try disallowed in the first half, whilst Ryan Bailey dropped the ball over the line. 


Henry scored for Salford on thirty-two minutes (a lucky number for the Manchester side today), and as the Rhinos forwards had suddenly found some more fire in their bellies, National League 1 referee James Child failed to penalise Salford’s Smith for obstructing McGuire.


After his kick to the corner, young star Richie Myler made a nice move before breaking the line from his own line to cross the whitewash, and after the extras were added, the score resulted in 16-6 as the hooter sounded.


Shortly after the hooter signaling the start of the second half, upcoming Myler then made a neat, angled kick towards Robbie Paul, allowing him to cross beneath the posts.


Leeds hit back with a late comeback, including a try from Jamie Peacock but it wasn’t good enough, as an interception try by Turner in the last few minutes of the clash sent the traveling Salford fans crazy. 

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