Hornby: A few flutters when his high clearance rebounded off Henderson and spun towards goal. Made a splendid save to deny Gotts in the first half and held onto Turnbull late header before being beaten at the death. 7.
Cousin-Dawson: Assigned with handling the tricky Hunter and did well enough. Asante was a tougher customer when he drifted left 6
P O’Connor: Made some splendid blocks and headed an early chance wide. Solid. Booked for a hard challenge on ex-Leeds team-mate Gotts. Defeat was cruel on him. 8
A O’Connor: Another handled himself well and was commanding at the back. 7
Wood: Had his hands full at times with Bernard and Thomas-Asante. Stopped Thomas-Asante from getting a late second. 7
Sutton: Restored to central midfield and was assertive in the first half. But the second half was tougher. 6
Watt: Started well enough and had to dig in defensive in second half. 6
Evans: Got through plenty of work without much offensive threat. 6
Cooke: Showed some touches of class in the first half. Booked for catching Thomas-Asante in the second half and spurned a great chance to win it. 7
Vernam: Possessed threat and put Salford on the back foot for spells. 7
Cook: Went close early on and enjoyed the battle with Eastham and Turnbull. 6
Substitutes: Novak (Cook 72). 6; Stevens (Vernam 84).
Not used: O’Donnell, Donaldson, Foulds, Sikora,