|Betfred Super League|
|Salford (12) 18|
|Tries: Brown, Ackers, Lolohea Goals: Brown 3|
|Castleford (14) 28|
|Tries: Eden, Watts, Blair, Trueman Goals: Richardson 6|
Castleford Tigers bounced back from their first defeat of the season by Wigan last week to see off Salford Red Devils, inspired by Paul McShane.
The Tigers edged a first half of two tries apiece as Danny Richardson kicked three goals, including a late penalty goal, to establish a 14-12 lead.
Cheyse Blair and Jake Trueman crossed after the break, as Daryl Powell's Tigers stamped their authority.
Tui Lolohea's score gave Salford hope but Castleford held out.
The two sides meet again in next weekend's Challenge Cup quarter final, live on BBC Two from 17:30 BST on Saturday.