Here we are again for another Super 8’s match review , its round 5 of the Super 8′ and this week saw the Castleford Tigers take on St Helens at Langtree Park. Would the Tigers be able to get their first away win against the Saints in 24 years , lets get stuck in.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the opening two minutes after the Saints gave away two penalties this lead to Castleford Fullback Luke Dorn scoring in the left hand side of the try line. The Tigers led 4-0 after this try with Luke Gale kicking the conversion to show why he is one of the best in the business. However the Tigers 6-0 lead didn’t last long as St Helens Centre Matty Fleming went over in the 6th minute to bring Keiron Cunningham’s men within two points. Luke Walsh then stepped up to add the extra’s doing so making the score 6 -6.
The next ten minutes saw both teams make many mistakes with Castleford making way more with both teams knocking on and a few passes being fumbled , however Castleford managed to find the try line in the 16th minute when Ryan Hampshire went over to give the Tigers a 10-6 lead with Luke Gale missing his first conversion of the night. The Saints managed to keep pressing towards the Tigers defence with everything they had this attack eventually paid off for them as Morgan Knowles slid over to make the scores level at 10-10 with a Conversion to take them into the lead , which was kicked by Walsh to take the score to 12-10 and give the Saints the advantage in this match.
The match went from bad to worse for the Tigers as Kyle Amore went over in the 33rd minute to extend the St Helens lead to 16-10 with a conversion being successful. This then meant that the Tigers would have to get their heads up and buckle down if they had any chance of winning the match. The Tigers game then got even worse when Rangi Chase tripped up a Saints player which saw him given a yellow card by Jack Smith this Sin Bin cost the Tigers another six points as the Saints widened their gap to 24-10 at half time.
The next 20 minutes was a back and forth affair with both teams making mistakes yet again with the Saints being the more dominating side. It wasn’t until the 60th minute when the next try was scored by Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook who pushed through the Tigers defence to touch down and give the Saints a 30-10 lead. Castleford then began to attack the Saints line with their attacking force which didn’t pay off and it was the Saints who would go over to score in the 72nd minute thanks to Adam Swift to seal the game for the Saints and make the score 34-10. The Tigers then managed to get a late try thanks to Will Maher to take the score to 34-16. It was the Saints who managed to get the last laugh in the 80th minute when Alex Wamsley finished off the Tigers and extend the Castleford losing run away at the Saints to 25 years.
Next week Castleford are away at Catalan Dragons whilst St Helens face the Widnes Vikings. Thanks you once again for reading another RL Report feedback is always appreciated and I will see you all Sunday for the next edition of Blast From The Past.