Castleford Tigers 24-20 Salford Red Devils

Sunday 17th March 2019
KO: 15:30 - Round: 6

24-20 FT

HT: 12 4

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Nathan Massey, Jordan Rankin, Greg Eden, Jesse Sene-Lefao,

  • Goals
    Jordan Rankin 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Jake Bibby 2, Jansin Turgut, Joey Lussick,

  • Goals
    Joey Lussick 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers returned to winning ways as they came through a stern examination to edge Salford Red Devils 24-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

The Tigers suffered their first defeat of the Betfred Super League season at Warrington last week and they were made to work hard for a win that took them level with the Wolves in second place.

Castleford were on course for a comfortable victory after Greg Eden added to first-half tries from Nathan Massey and Jordan Rankin to give them an 18-4 lead.

But Salford – fresh from a stunning 46-0 demolition of Catalans Dragons – produced a stirring fightback as Jansin Turgut and Joey Lussick scored in quick succession.

Jesse Sene-Lefao touched down to give the Tigers a cushion only for Jake Bibby to go over for his second try to set up a nervy finish that Castleford survived relatively comfortably.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "Mentally we've got a quick turnaround this week against the best team in the comp on Friday so we'll be moving on pretty quickly.

"Our boys will have to get their heads right for what is a big challenge for us. We're going to need to step up in terms of quality for next week but we're capable of doing it. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Salford head coach Ian Watson said: "We're really disappointed we've let an opportunity slip. We feel we've let it slip by our own little errors.

"But I think we're good enough to compete with these teams now. We just have to believe that ourselves and have the belief going forward. We need to show that next week against Wigan."

  • 73: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 62: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jesse Sene-Lefao
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 54: TRY! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 52: TRY! scored for Salford by Jansin Turgut
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 47: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • 27: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 20: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 8: TRY! scored for Castleford by Nathan Massey
  • Key Performers

    Paul McShane

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 4
    Red Devils 4

    Goals:

    Tigers 4
    Red Devils 2

    METRES:

    Tigers 1243
    Red Devils 1019

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 182
    Red Devils 149

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 277
    Red Devils 350

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 11
    Red Devils 10

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 7
    Red Devils 7

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 6
    Red Devils 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matthew Cook 0 0 14 2 1 2 0 12 125 10.42 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 34 6 3 2 0 18 121 6.72 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Junior Moors 0 0 20 3 1 3 0 16 118 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 1 25 2 2 5 1 14 113 8.07 0 12 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Peter Mata'utia 0 1 3 0 2 3 0 16 91 5.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 33 3 3 1 1 12 85 7.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 12 77 6.42 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 17 2 5 0 0 7 68 9.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Eden 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 10 66 6.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Rankin 1 0 18 0 5 4 3 8 66 8.25 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 1 0 18 0 1 4 0 14 62 4.43 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Michael Shenton 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 19 5 0 1 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 0 1 17 2 1 2 9 12 50 4.17 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 24 3 2 2 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Nathan Massey 1 0 18 2 2 0 0 10 44 4.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tuoyo Egodo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Jackson Hastings 0 1 14 1 1 3 5 17 134 7.88 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 6 0 2 6 1 14 106 7.57 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Joshua Jones 0 0 28 2 0 5 0 16 94 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jansin Turgut 1 0 36 7 8 4 0 13 93 7.15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kris Welham 0 0 16 1 3 1 0 9 90 10.00 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Bibby 2 0 11 2 2 4 1 11 84 7.64 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 37 7 1 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ken Sio 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 30 3 1 0 0 10 49 4.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George Griffin 0 0 24 3 0 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Niall Evalds 0 1 9 2 1 1 1 8 40 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 16 3 4 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Robert Lui 0 1 25 4 2 1 3 4 27 6.75 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 41 6 2 3 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 2 23 11.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joey Lussick 1 0 45 5 7 2 0 4 18 4.50 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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