Super League: Castleford Tigers 28-26 Wakefield Trinity

Castleford prop Jesse Sene-Lefao got here off with a dislocated shoulder straight away following his first-half try
Betfred Grand League
Castleford (22) 28
Tries:Clare 2, Sene-Lefao, Aston, MinikinGoals:Mata’utia 4
Wakefield (4) 26
Tries:Caton-Brown 2, Arundel, Reynolds, AronaGoals:Hampshire 3

Castleford held on to seal a seventh Grand League hang of the season despite a thrilling Wakefield comeback.

James Clare broke the deadlock for Cas while Jesse Sene-Lefao scored the hosts’ second try of the match.

Cory Aston scored a debut try after Clare realized a second while Mason Caton-Brown scored on his Wakefield return.

Greg Minikin and Caton-Brown exchanged tries sooner than Wakefield fought support through Joe Arundel, Ben Reynolds and Tinirau Arona to put up a worrying finale.

The consequence retains Castleford and Wakefield in third and fourth put in the Grand League desk respectively, nonetheless Cas claw down second-positioned Warrington’s four-point gap to factual two with the hang.

The hosts suffered a blow factual sooner than the midway point of the principle half when Sene-Lefao sustained a badly dislocated shoulder in the strategy of scoring Castleford’s second try to became forced off.

Caton-Brown realized a comfort try for Wakefield in direction of the halt of a first-rate half by which they struggled to form a foothold against a dominant Castleford.

The winger re-signed with the company earlier this week after a spell with Toronto Wolfpack final season and made a straight away affect in either half as Wakefield enjoyed an uninspired comeback in the second half.

Ben Jones-Bishop got here inside inches of scoring a dramatic 77th-minute try that might well perchance perchance rep absolutely won the sport for the company, nonetheless he became held up by a blinding Peter Mata’utia style out.

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell:

“For the principle 50 minutes we were prominent, Our younger half-support pairing handled things truly effectively and one of the most things we did were as comely as we now rep considered for a lengthy time.

“When the momentum changed, that that you simply would be in a position to perchance nearly feel the anxiety in the workers. They got support at us and we did effectively to dangle on in the halt. It became a truly essential hang for us.

“Our injury checklist at the minute is somewhat ridiculous. I know Wakefield are doing it hard as effectively nonetheless we lost two boys which made rotation hard.”

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester:

“Now we rep lost one other shut one. I dislike coming to this put. It became a missed substitute tonight. I believed we in point of fact started the sport effectively, for the principle 10 or 12 minutes, nonetheless it went downhill from then.

“I manufacture now not know if Cas were comely or we were unlucky. We had no dependable intent defensively, we were dropping off contacts and gigantic [Liam] Watts ran amok.

“I’m pissed off. It became seemingly the worst 40-minute performance from us this 365 days. We seemingly gave them too grand admire and we gave ourselves methodology too grand to full.

“They were down to 2 interchanges and I believed we had a possibility nonetheless we were our possess worst enemies. We might well perchance rep nicked it at the halt nonetheless I manufacture now not say we deserved to get anything else out of tonight.”

Castleford:Mata’utia, Clare, Minikin, Shenton, Eden, Trueman, Watts, Holmes, McMeeken, Milner, Massey, Sene-Lefao, Aston.

Interchanges:Moors, Clark, O’Neill, Smith.

Wakefield:Hampshire, Lyne, Jones-Bishop, Fifita, Wood, Ashurst, Kirmond, Arona, Arundel, Jowitt, Crowther, Caton-Brown, Reynolds.

Interchanges:Kopczak, Hirst, King, Pauli.

Referee:Chris Kendall (RFL).

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