Huddersfield Giants' winning run came to an abrupt end as Salford reversed the form book to record a priceless victory in their first game since coach Karl Harrison was sacked.
Huddersfield, who had won 9 consecutive matches in all competitions before this one, including a win at The Willows in the Challenge Cup two weeks ago, were outdone by the grit and determination of the home side.
It took 35 minutes for the first score of the game, with centre Kevin McGuinness crossing for the Reds to give them a 4-0 advantage at the break.
Chris Thorman then edged the visitors in front with a penalty, but Salford re-took the lead when Jon Wilshere's offload released David Hodgson for 70 metre dash for the line, the conversion making it 10-6 Salford.
Gray Viane grabbed the game winning score when another long break led to their third try, making the score 14-6.
Paul Reilly's try set up a dramatic finish, but Salford held on for an important win, as they look to keep in touch with those above them in the ladder.
Huddersfield coach Jon Sharp was disappointed his side's run had come to an end. He said: "I thought we contributed to our own downfall.
"We dropped off a little and weren't as ruthless as we have been. Our kick-chase was particularly poor and that has been good this year.
"We weren't bad but there are some things we are disappointed with and we need to get back on track pretty quickly."