Castleford Tigers 19-18 Wigan Warriors

Friday 22nd June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 6

19-18 FT

HT: 4 12

Attendance: 7,714

Official: J Child

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Michael Shenton, Matt Cook,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Jamie Ellis,

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sam Tomkins, Liam Marshall, Tom Davies,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jamie Ellis slotted over a last-minute drop goal to give a patched-up Castleford Tigers a dramatic 19-18 victory over top-four rivals Wigan Warriors.

The Tigers have managed to keep pace with Wigan despite their injury crisis and they moved to within a point of the Warriors after edging a thrilling Betfred Super League clash at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Wigan, who were also depleted by injuries, took a 12-4 lead into half-time thanks to tries from Sam Tomkins and Liam Marshall either side of a Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e effort.

But Castleford came storming back and were on course for a memorable win after Michael Shenton and Matt Cook went over.

Cook went from hero to villain when he was sin-binned and Tom Davies scored in the next set but Ellis made sure his yellow card was not too costly to send Castleford five points clear of fifth-placed Hull.

Tigers boss Daryl Powell said: "It’s a significant win for us. 

“It’s a pretty proud night for the club that we can put whoever we want in and still come up with performances that are good enough to win games at Super League level.

“The 19 tonight was all we had. We’re completely ravaged by injury at the moment. It was a tough night and it’s been a tough three weeks but I couldn’t be prouder."

Warriors boss Shaun Wane said: "I'm very proud.

“I’m just really gutted we didn’t get anything out of the game.

“They’re a good team and you look at the players they were without today, they’ve got a good squad here. So have we and we’ll both be up there challenging at the end.”

  • 79: Goal scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tom Davies
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 63: TRY! scored for Castleford by Matt Cook
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 50: TRY! scored for Castleford by Michael Shenton
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 25: TRY! scored for Castleford by Quentin Laulu-Togagae
  • 16: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    James Clare

    Metres: 172

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 3
    Warriors 3

    Goals:

    Tigers 3
    Warriors 3

    METRES:

    Tigers 1243
    Warriors 1112

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 150
    Warriors 165

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 326
    Warriors 294

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 8
    Warriors 4

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 9
    Warriors 7

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 6
    Warriors 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    James Clare 0 0 3 0 2 5 0 13 172 13.23 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 14 4 4 2 0 14 125 8.93 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mitch Clark 0 0 28 7 1 2 0 12 121 10.08 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e 1 0 10 0 2 7 0 14 118 8.43 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Shenton 1 0 15 3 2 4 0 10 116 11.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 28 1 5 0 0 17 103 6.06 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Junior Moors 0 0 30 3 1 13 0 9 87 9.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 35 8 3 0 0 14 81 5.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Gadwin Springer 0 0 28 6 1 1 0 10 65 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 0 1 15 1 3 3 3 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 1 0 23 4 1 2 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 11 1 5 0 1 4 35 8.75 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1
    Tuoyo Egodo 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 34 8.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Green 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 2 48 12 5 1 6 5 27 5.40 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Will Maher 0 0 19 8 1 0 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jy Hitchcox 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 4 17 4.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 14 125 8.93 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 33 6 2 1 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 17 4 7 1 0 15 104 6.93 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 17 1 2 4 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 29 12 5 1 0 9 84 9.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Paisley 0 0 15 2 3 0 0 16 79 4.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Marshall 1 0 3 0 0 6 1 8 76 9.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 26 8 2 0 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Callum Field 0 0 17 2 4 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 39 11 1 8 0 11 68 6.18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 20 2 3 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 22 2 1 2 0 4 45 11.25 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 4 44 11.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 7 2 3 8 2 15 41 2.73 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 1 25 2 5 2 3 7 31 4.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 16 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Woods 0 0 18 2 2 0 3 3 7 2.33 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