Catalans 18-22 Salford: Dan Sarginson try wins it for Red Devils in golden point extra-time

A try from Dan Sarginson in golden point extra-time saw Salford secure a 22-18 win over Catalans in the Challenge Cup quarter-final. 

Catalans started the game in fine fashion as Fouad Yaha finished off a quick passing play before James Maloney extended their lead midway through the first half. Steve McNamara’s side were 12-0 to the good after 22 minutes.

Salford hit back on the half hour mark as a fancy flick from Krisnan Inu saw Sarginson score.

Inu got a try of his own just minutes later as he barged past Lewis Tierney to dive over in the corner. Catalans went into the half-time interval 12-10 ahead.

Salford forward Pauli Pauli was sin-binned for a high tackle on James Maloney shortly after the second half got underway.

Catalans then extended their lead in the 53th minute as Matt Whitley charged over. Maloney’s conversion put them 18-10 in front.

But the Red Devils didn’t lie down and James Greenwood scored to bring his side right back into the game, with Inu converting. 18-16

Catalans prop Sam Kasiano was sin-binned in the 76th minute which resulted in Inu added a penalty goal to send the game into golden point extra-time with the score tied at 18-18 after 80 minutes.

Salford sealed the victory a couple of minutes into extra-time as Sarginson darted over out wide.

Catalans: S Tomkins; Tierney, Langi, Folau, Yaha; Maloney, Drinkwater; Moa, McIlorum, Bousquet, Garcia, Whitley, Casty. Subs: Jullien, Goudemand, Baitieri, Kasiano.

Tries: Yaha, Maloney, Whitley Goals: Maloney 3/4

Salford: Sarginson; Inu, Welham, Watkins, Williams; Lolohea, Brown; Dudson, Lussick, Yates, Greenwood, McCarthy, Flanagan. Subs: Pauli, Ikahihifo, Burke, Kear.

Tries: Sarginson (2), Inu, Greenwood Goals: Inu 3/4

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