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Salford City Reds 18 Leeds Rhinos 19

16th June 2006

By Leeds Rhinos

Danny McGuire rescued Leeds as the Rhinos snatched a last-gasp win against a fierce Salford side.

 

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Danny McGuire rescued Leeds as the Rhinos snatched a last-gasp win against a fierce Salford side. The engage Super League's second-placed side had trailed 18-12 until McGuire levelled the scores and then snatched victory with a late drop goal. David Hodgson had put Salford, who rediscovered all their early-season ferocity, in command with a superb 14-point display in a compelling encounter. It was Salford's third loss to the Rhinos this season and their seventh defeat in nine games. Leeds put the hosts under plenty of early pressure and Lee Smith was stopped inches short but Salford weathered the storm and took an eighth-minute lead through Andy Coley. The prop raced through by the posts from a smart Luke Robinson pass to offer Hodgson a simple conversion.

The Rhinos response was swift with stand-off McGuire creating a try for Chev Walker from nothing. McGuire, restored to the side after being rested last week, evaded a challenge on halfway and left the defence trailing before putting Walker over. With Kevin Sinfield adding the extras and McGuire setting up another quick attack, the Rhinos looked to take charge but Salford hit back again. Hodgson had a try in the corner disallowed for crossing but the winger did land two penalties to put his side into a 10-6 half-time lead. It could have been worse for the Rhinos at the interval but for some fierce tackling which held Reds full-back Karl Fitzpatrick up over the line. Aaron Moule also went close to a second Salford try after the break but, not surprisingly, Leeds lifted the tempo with Willie Poching powering through to score. Sinfield converted to edge the visitors ahead for the first time but their lead did not last long as Hodgson levelled up again with another penalty.

Salford were clearly up for the challenge and after Simon Finnigan was denied by a fierce Walker hit, they spread the ball wide for Hodgson to dive over by the flag. He then landed a brilliant touchline conversion to give Salford an 18-12 advantage but once again McGuire came to Leeds' rescue. The prolific stand off spotted another gap as the Rhinos attacked and darted through from 20 metres for a try Sinfield improved to level again. Both sides had chances to exert pressure as they chased a late winner but the Reds defence stood firm and Leeds had a let-off when Andrew Dunemann knocked on. As time ticked away a draw looked likely but McGuire completed his late salvage act with the winning drop goal in the 79th minute.

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