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Saints v Cas
01-30-2017, 12:43 PM (This post was last modified: 01-30-2017 12:50 PM by camdentiger.)
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RE: Saints v Cas
Here you go Trin - the match report from the Wakey vs Cas game:

Castleford Tigers continued their preparations ahead of the 2017 Betfred Super League season with a narrow 32-30 defeat against local rivals Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue.
Despite the loss, there were plenty of positives for a Tigers side littered with youngsters, including a first half display that saw Castleford up by 20 points.

The Tigers were largely dominant in that first period, racking up four tries and containing the hosts to just one. The first came after just three minutes when Luke Gale, in his first appearance in a Tigers jersey since representing England in the Four Nations, went over to the left of the Wakefield posts. Castleford’s captain for the day slotted over his own extras and was immaculate with the boot all afternoon.

The visitors were forced to weather a storm from the Wakefield attack after going six points to the good, but the Tigers’ defence were more than a match. 19-year-old Tuoyo Egodo was particularly impressive on the left flank.
Instead, it was the Tigers who took the initiative in attack, scoring two quick tries in succession through Greg Minkin and Paul McShane.
Wakefield attempted to hit back through winger Tom Johnstone after half an hour, but his acrobatic effort was ruled out by the defensive efforts of Greg Eden and Jake Webster in the far corner.

Castleford’s first half scoring was completed by Greg Eden. Continuing his fine form from the Boxing Day clash, where he snagged a hat trick, Eden scooped up a loose ball in spectacular fashion and treated the travelling support to a trademark swan dive over the try line.

Reece Lyne went over on the half-time hooter to make the score, at the break, 24-4 in the Tigers’ favour.

Just like the first, the second half began with a quick Castleford score. This time, it was youngster Luke Million who came up with the four-pointer. An outrageous dummy from acting half gave Million an easy route over the Trinity line.
From there, it was all hands on deck for the Tigers. Facing an almost full-strength Wakefield outfit, the visitors were forced to go into survival mode for the remainder of the game, with the majority of the starting line-up now sat on the bench enjoying a well-deserved breather after their first half display.

Tries for Sam Williams, Bill Tupou, James Batchelor, former Tiger Joe Arundel and Tom Johnstone meant Trinity clawed back the deficit against the younger-looking Castleford outfit, creating a one-score game going into the final ten minutes.
Despite the best efforts of the Tigers, Wakefield’s experience shone through at the death and Anthony Walker’s late try granted Trinity with their first lead of the game, which they held on to until the final hooter.

Castleford are now halfway through their pre-season campaign, with away fixtures against Batley Bulldogs and St Helens to come before the Tigers’ 2017 Super League campaign begins for real against Leigh Centurions.

FT - Castleford Tigers 30-32 Wakefield Trinity

Castleford Tigers

Eden, Monaghan, Webster, Egodo, Minikin, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, McShane, Springer, Moors, Cook, Sene-Lefao

Interchange - Douglas, Chase, Fitzsimmons, Holmes, Igbinedion, Johnson, Million, Sheehan, Maher, Turner

T – Gale, Minikin, McShane, Eden, Million

C – Gale (4/4), Eden (1/1)

Wakefield Trinity

Grix, Caton-Brown, Tupou, Lyne, Johnstone, Miller, Williams, Huby, Sio, Allgood, Ashurst, Kirmond, Arona

Interchange - Jones-Bishop, Finn, Wood, Arundel, Walker, Batchelor, Crowther, Hirst

T – Lyne, Williams, Tupou, Batchelor, Arundel, Johnstone, Walker

C – Williams (2/6), Huby (0/1)

I've never pretended to be a life long fan. I was introduced to the game in 193 when I was 13 and chose to support Cas when the rest of my family were massive Northern/Bulls supporters.
I've been to watch Cas home and away as much as possible over the years, but it's difficult when you've always lived in the South - not that I need to justify myself to you Trin.
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Saints v Cas - billie joe - 01-29-2017, 08:26 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - chesterhino - 01-29-2017, 09:24 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - sinkers89 - 01-29-2017, 09:49 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - whotobeA - 01-29-2017, 10:57 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - camdentiger - 01-30-2017, 08:15 AM
RE: Saints v Cas - Trinity_13 - 01-30-2017, 10:10 AM
RE: Saints v Cas - camdentiger - 01-30-2017, 10:37 AM
RE: Saints v Cas - Trinity_13 - 01-30-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - chesterhino - 01-30-2017, 02:38 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - camdentiger - 01-30-2017 12:43 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - Trinity_13 - 01-30-2017, 06:51 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - chesterhino - 01-30-2017, 08:04 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - billie joe - 01-30-2017, 08:18 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - Trinity_13 - 01-30-2017, 09:25 PM
RE: Saints v Cas - chesterhino - 01-30-2017, 09:43 PM
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