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Leeds Rhinos 39 Salford City Reds 38

26th July 2002

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos needed a 77th minute drop goal from Ryan Sheridan to defeat Salford 39-38 at Headingley, after letting slip a 34-16 lead to the relegation threatened City Reds.

After being defeated 23-22 by Warrington only three weeks ago, the Rhinos will have been relieved to have come away with a second successive win, but will need to tighten up their defence ahead of a visit to Bradford next Friday.

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Darren Treacy had scored an early try, and two Graham Holroyd goals gave the Reds an 8-0 lead before Chev Walker and Keith Senior crossed, Sinfield adding one goal before Holroyd's penalty levelled the game at 10-10.

But tries to Francis Cummins, Barrie McDermott and Matt Diskin helped the Rhinos into a 28-10 interval lead before Holroyd's converted try cut the gap.

But Sheridan's try should have sealed two points at 34-16 before Alan Hunte, Danny Arnold and Malcolm Alker brought the scoreline to 34-32.  Diskin and Arnold both added their second tries to tie the scoreline at 38-all before Sheridan's drop goal gave the Rhinos the points.

Leeds had started badly, with Treacy snapping up a loose Matt Adamson pass before racing 50 yards to touch down, despite the best efforts of Andy Kirk.  Holroyd converted and added a penalty before Sinfield sent Chev Walker over to get Leeds off the mark at 8-4.

Willie Poching and Adrian Vowles combined to send Senior over on 17 minutes, with Sinfield's goal edging Leeds in front.  Holroyd added another penalty to level matters before Sinfield again provided the excellent final pass, this time Francis Cummins being the beneficiary to cross.

Barrie McDermott celebrated his return from a back injury by seeing off the attentions of three Salford defenders on the half hour mark, and hooker Matt Diskin grabbed Leeds' fourth try before the break.

Sinfield converted all three tries to open up a 28-10 lead before the break, and the Rhinos would have been expected to go on to repeat their 46-18 win at The Willows in May.

But Holroyd, typically playing well against his former club, added his own converted try eight minutes after the restart, but Sheridan replied to create a 34-16 advantage.

The Reds were sat only a point above basement side Wakefield going into the game, and showed their fighting spirit and the will to avoid relegation by coming back in stirring fashion.   Alan Hunte, Danny Arnold and Malcolm Alker crossed in a 13-minute spell to cut the gap to just two points at 34-32.

Diskin crossed for his second of the night on 72 minutes, but still Leeds was unable to see off the Reds when Sinfield missed the conversion attempt.

Arnold made him pay by grabbing his double, Holroyd's goal levelling the game, but Leeds showed that they had learned from their recent defeat by Warrington for Sheridan to take the initiative and slot over the vital drop goal.

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