Whitehaven 18-58 Salford

Marc Sneyd produced an excellent individual performance, scoring 26 points in Salford's Challenge Cup fourth round win at Whitehaven.

The 21-year-old added nine goals from 10 attempts to two first-half tries.

Joel Moon (2), Chris Nero, Matty Smith, Josh Veivers, Danny Williams, Luke Adamson and Matty Ashurst also touched down for the City Reds.

Scores from Sam Gee, Richard Varkulis and Dave Houghton provided some consolation for Whitehaven.

With Don Gailer's side hoping to pull of a shock and show that the Cumbrian sides remain a force to be reckoned with, a Sneyd-inspired Salford never allowed them to get going.

From the moment that Nero, a finalist with Huddersfield in 2006, gave the visitors an eighth-minute lead they never looked back.

And coach Phil Veivers was vindicated for picking such a strong side, suggesting the Reds fancy a crack at making the Wembley showpiece this year.


Whitehaven: Ackerley; Calvert, J Parker, McAvoy, Hamzat; Wiper, Rudd; Houghton, Gee, Isakka, Beattie, Doran, Crellin.

Replacements: Sice, Cullnean, Hill, Varkulis.

Salford: Veivers; Gibson, Gleeson, Moon, Williams; Sneyd, Smith; Paleaaesina, Godwin, Sidlow, Nero, Neal, Adamson.

Replacements: Jewitt, James, Howarth, Ashurst.

Attendance: 751.

Referee: Steve Ganson (St Helens).

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