Castleford Tigers 18-40 St Helens

Thursday 24th May 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 16

18-40 FT

HT: 4 22

Attendance: 6,969

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Mike McMeeken, Jy Hitchcox, Jacob Trueman, Oliver Holmes,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Kyle Amor, Ben Barba, Jonny Lomax, Dominique Peyroux, Ryan Morgan 2, Theo Fages 2,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Betfred Super League leaders St Helens continued their impressive run of form with a 40-18 victory over Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Saints opened their try-scoring account in the third minute through Kyle Amor and, although Mike McMeeken responded for the Tigers, the in-form Ben Barba crossed before Jonny Lomax and Dominique Peyroux gave them a 22-4 lead at half-time.

The momentum was still with the visitors at the start of the second period as Ryan Morgan scored twice in the space of seven minutes.

Theo Fages added another before the hosts clicked into gear with tries from Jy Hitchcox, Jake Trueman and Oliver Holmes.

However, Fages had the final say for Saints with his second of the night just a few minutes before the end.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “I thought we started with a real verve about us with the ball and put them under pressure but we just couldn’t defend.

“Players have got to be able to do their jobs better. Too many of our players have to change if we are to have a chance of doing anything.

"We need to work harder and we need to be tougher."

On Lomax, Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: “I said to him at the start that he is equally as good at six as he is at one. 

"He’s good enough to play them both really well. It’s a luxury for England.

“In the past Benny has got a lot of raps but Jonny was a handful tonight."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 75: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 73: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 68: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 63: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 59: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 51: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 44: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 30: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 26: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 26: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 14: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 14: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 7: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • 3: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kyle Amor
  • 3: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • Key Performers

    Jonathan Lomax

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Mike McMeeken

    Offloads: 5

    Adam Swift

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Greg Minikin

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 4
    Saints 8

    Goals:

    Tigers 1
    Saints 4

    METRES:

    Tigers 1142
    Saints 1148

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 181
    Saints 152

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 299
    Saints 319

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 22
    Saints 6

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 4
    Saints 5

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 7
    Saints 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Holmes 1 0 28 3 3 2 0 17 142 8.35 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 18 3 1 1 0 19 104 5.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 13 100 7.69 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 1 31 6 1 1 0 12 100 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jy Hitchcox 1 0 2 0 1 7 0 12 92 7.67 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Shenton 0 0 9 0 1 3 1 18 78 4.33 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 12 2 1 2 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 33 6 5 1 0 11 72 6.55 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 28 4 1 3 1 13 66 5.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mike McMeeken 1 1 21 2 3 2 0 13 65 5.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Cook 0 0 25 6 2 0 0 5 54 10.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Roberts 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 6 46 7.67 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 8 2 2 0 6 9 33 3.67 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
    Jake Trueman 1 0 7 1 3 3 5 8 25 3.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul McShane 0 2 40 7 4 1 3 4 18 4.50 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Junior Moors 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 1 10 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Swift 0 1 7 0 2 3 0 18 130 7.22 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Barba 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 6 120 20.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 11 3 0 0 0 17 119 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 3 5 0 2 11 0 12 98 8.17 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 31 6 2 1 0 11 94 8.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Zeb Taia 0 0 20 1 2 1 0 12 90 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 9 2 1 1 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 0 0 14 2 2 2 0 11 64 5.82 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Kyle Amor 1 0 28 5 4 0 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 31 9 2 0 0 8 62 7.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 0 1 5 1 3 1 0 6 50 8.33 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 0 35 5 0 1 0 6 42 7.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 2 0 25 4 1 1 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 22 4 3 2 0 7 31 4.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 45 13 3 1 0 6 25 4.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 2 0 10 0 1 1 0 3 23 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 17 2 5 2 8 3 18 6.00 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties