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Castleford ease through Wakefield

15 Apr 22, 8:52AM 0 Comments

Written by Daniel Church

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Round 8 takes place over the bank holiday weekend in the UK, with most of the fixtures being derbies.

Castleford took no prisoners in their game tonight easing to victory 4-34.

It was a quiet start to the game, both sides exchanging sets, the best chance of the first 10 came for Mamo, who was held up just short of the line. Castleford kept Trinity on their own 40 for the set but a dropped ball from Miller saw them take the ball back.

Castleford were awarded a penalty close to the right of the sticks in the 9th minute, O’Brien opted for the 2 and converted with ease. Minutes after, Trin spilled the ball Trueman knocked backwards and Fonua got to the loose ball fighting off the Trin defence to get over for the first try of many. O’Brien promptly added the extras.

O’Brien controlled the game well, almost getting over in the 15th after immense pressure, however the dummy was alerted, and he was shutdown. This gave Trin the confidence to try an attack, putting pressure this time on the Cas line. The attack was again shutdown.

Wakefield was awarded a penalty in the 20th, but nothing came of it, despite being awarded back-to-back sets they knocked on in a good position giving Cas the ball back. From the re-start Cas attacked well and got the ball out to Eden who was pushed in to touch.

A Edwards step and go broke the line, getting the ball to McShane who played the short ball to Matagi who dove over for his first Cas try! O’Brien kept his 100% record in front of the sticks, minutes before half time.

The score was 0-14 at the break, both sides playing well but Cas were too strong for Wakefield in the first half defence wise.

A quick start from Castleford saw Edwards slice through Trin like a knife through butter, a really nice try. O’Brien again added his extra 2, putting Cas 20 points ahead with no reply from the timid Trinity.

Some huge hits on each team, no sinbins luckily, and nice passing set-plays from both sides was the narrative for the next 25 minutes, neither team looking like scoring, until a loose pass from the pressure kick to Wakefield was spilled, and McShane capitalised to score easily. O’Brien made it 5/5 with his kicks. Killing the game dead with only 20 minutes to go.

A chip and chase from Westerman was collected by Wakefield, Mamo making the immediate tackle piling on the pressure. Trinity attempted a shift down the right with a chip, but they knocked on in the process.

Trin got their first points of the game with 10 minutes to go, a nice pass from danger man Lino, who was very quiet all game, to Liam Kay saw Kay get over. Conversion missed. 4-26

Eden cemented himself in Castleford legend with his 100th try. An absurdly huge pass from Trueman allowed Eden to score, a truly special moment for him I’m sure. A great touchline kick from O’Brien again did not miss.

After the hooter Mamo was close to scoring, but got tackled high winning a penalty. O’Brien closed the game with his 7th kick, and a perfect 100% record to end the game. Full time 4-34.

Full Time

Wakefield 4
Castleford 34

Wakefield: Jowitt; Kay, Lyne, Hall, Johnstone; Gaskell, Lino; Arona, Hood, Tanginoa, Ashurst, Pitts, Crowther

Interchanges: Bowes, Whitbread, Adebiyi, Battye

Tries: Kay

Castleford: Evalds; Olpherts, Mamo, Fonua, Eden; Trueman, O’Brien; Watts, McShane, Griffin, Edwards, Milner, Westerman

Interchanges: Massey, Sutcliffe, Smith, Matagi

Tries: Fonua, Matagi, Edwards, McShane, Eden

Goals: O’Brien (7/7)

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