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Castleford Tigers 28-18 Warrington Wolves

Friday 17th August 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 2

28-18 FT

HT: 16 0

Attendance: 7,142

Official: G Hewer

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    James Clare, Junior Moors, Greg Eden 2, Mike McMeeken,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford 2, Bryson Goodwin,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 2, Declan Patton,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers marked the one-year anniversary of their maiden League Leaders' Shield victory by climbing into third place in the Betfred Super League following a hard-fought 28-18 win against Warrington Wolves.

Twelve months to the day since defeating arch-rivals Wakefield Trinity 45-20 to secure their first league crown in their 91-year history, the Tigers ensured their fans were celebrating once more as they ran in five tries to close the gap to just one point behind second-placed Wigan.

Winger James Clare opened the scoring on his 100th career appearance to put the hosts ahead before a Jamie Ellis penalty and tries from Junior Moors and Greg Eden gave Castleford a comfortable 16-0 half-time lead.

Warrington made a fist of a comeback with quickfire tries from Stefan Ratchford and Bryson Goodwin to reduce the scoreline to 16-12, but Castleford were a class apart as Eden crossed once as did Mike McMeeken, with Ratchford grabbing a late consolation try.

The defeat for Steve Price's men came at a price, as Mitch Brown and Tyrone Roberts picked up injuries ahead of next week's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final with Catalans Dragons.

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “We have been really good at going from Super League to Challenge Cup mode and Challenge Cup back to Super League throughout the season, but I think a few blokes were looking at the game next weekend.

“It clearly showed that our attitude was elsewhere tonight."

Castleford boss Daryl Powell said: “I thought we were good for large parts, I thought we were really controlling in the first half but in general, that’s a big win for us.

“If you lose that, Huddersfield are sneaking up, they have a lot of momentum behind them and (the win) eases the pressure a little bit. I think it has opened up for us to start and develop some consistency about us, which we haven’t really got at the moment.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 79: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 67: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 60: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 48: TRY! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 44: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 40: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 27: TRY! scored for Castleford by Junior Moors
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 8: TRY! scored for Castleford by James Clare
  • Key Performers

    Liam Watts

    Metres: 168

    Greg Eden

    Metres: 156
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 5
    Wolves 3

    Goals:

    Tigers 4
    Wolves 3

    METRES:

    Tigers 1313
    Wolves 1029

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 186
    Wolves 149

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 311
    Wolves 350

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 9
    Wolves 5

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 8
    Wolves 6

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 11
    Wolves 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Watts 0 0 32 9 0 1 0 24 168 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Greg Eden 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 14 156 11.14 5 3 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Peter Mata'utia 0 1 3 0 2 5 0 18 116 6.44 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    James Clare 1 0 9 2 0 4 0 13 103 7.92 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 26 3 0 0 0 15 102 6.80 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 24 5 0 2 0 11 99 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 34 11 0 0 0 15 98 6.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Moors 1 0 27 3 2 1 0 15 76 5.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Shenton 0 1 14 2 0 5 0 10 72 7.20 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike McMeeken 1 0 26 3 2 2 0 10 70 7.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 0 0 15 2 0 0 2 9 66 7.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 8 66 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mitch Clark 0 0 19 4 2 0 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul McShane 0 2 36 5 6 2 5 6 25 4.17 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Webster 0 0 14 0 3 0 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Calum Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 12 0 4 0 5 3 5 1.67 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Stefan Ratchford 2 0 14 0 1 4 0 15 140 9.33 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 42 8 1 0 0 14 105 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 39 6 0 0 0 11 103 9.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Bryson Goodwin 1 0 8 0 1 7 0 10 84 8.40 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 12 75 6.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 23 4 2 0 0 9 75 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 34 4 1 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 21 3 2 3 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 40 9 2 1 1 10 66 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Toby King 0 0 18 3 3 1 0 10 65 6.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bodene Thompson 0 0 24 2 2 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Pomeroy 0 0 6 1 4 1 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 3 16 3 0 0 4 6 22 3.67 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 37 8 0 2 1 2 19 9.50 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 17 4 3 0 3 4 18 4.50 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 8 0 2 0 1 5 5 1.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 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