Leicester Tigers continued the unbeaten start to the Premiership Rugby Cup campaign with a four-point, 14-18, victory away to Sale Sharks on Friday night.
Ollie Hassell-Collins, who made it two tries in two weeks after scoring on debut in last weekend's 50-6 win over Caldy RFC at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, and Josh Bassett - in his senior club debut - were Leicester's try-scorers.
Charlie Atkinson, with two penalties, and Handré Pollard added the remaining points from the tee.
It was a quiet first half for the scoreboard attendant, who was only required in the 37th minute when Atkinson sent his second attempt of the night through the posts to see the visitors to a three-point lead at the break.
The Leicester fly-half sent his first shot wide after just 20 minutes before the home side missed their only chance of the opening half on the half hour mark.
While it only produced three points it was a fast and physical first half offered up for the almost 3,500 fans to enjoy in Salford.
Atkinson took only three minutes to double the lead in the second half with his second penalty goal of the night before he was subbed with thirty minutes remaining for Pollard in his first appearance of the new season.
Sale were the next to score, in the 53rd minute, after pressure paid off for the hosts and they crashed over from close range and converted the score to lead 7-6.
But the lead only lasted two minutes before Leicester trucked their way up field and Pollard's quick hands down the left hand side in attack sent Hassell-Collins into space to cross in the corner.
The South African added the two points from out wide to take Tigers back out to a six-point lead, which became 11 only five minutes later after Bassett's debut try.
A rampaging run from Mike Williams helped establish a strong attacking position for Leicester which they exploited as the ball went quickly to the right wing, through Pollard and Jamie Shillcock, and into Bassett's hands to weave his way through the last line of defence.
Both teams traded blows in the final 15 minutes before a converted try to Sale, a man up in attack after a yellow card for Pollard, with less than a minute left on the clock cut the Tigers lead to four points, 14-18.
A final attacking push from the Sharks from the re-start in the 80th minute was denied as the visitors defence held strong and secured the first win away to Sale for Leicester Tigers since the 2017/18 season.