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Castleford take the spoils at #magicweekend

18th of May 2014
Castleford take the spoils at #magicweekend

Castleford Tigers put in an impressive display against Wakefield to kick off day two of the #magicweekend

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 12, Castleford Tigers 50


By Liam Williams


Castleford Tigers recorded a resounding 50-12 win over near-neighbours Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the most one-sided match of Magic Weekend 2014.


After successive defeats by Leeds and Huddersfield, Castleford roared back to winning ways with an impressive display to reinforce their place in the top four of the First Utility Super League.


The Tigers dominated the first half, barely giving their neighbours a look-in and scoring four tries through Daryl Clark, Justin Carney, Jordan Tansey and Michael Shenton.


The second half followed the pattern of the first, with the Tigers adding five more tries through Marc Sneyd, Carney, Frankie Mariano and Clark, with Nick Scruton and Paul Sykes posting tries for the Wildcats.


Wakefield came close to breaking the deadlock but Paul McShane was deemed to be held up in-goal, a near miss the Wildcats were left to rue when Castleford  snatched the lead after 14 minutes. Clark spotted a gap in the Wildcats defence and after the video referee confirmed there was no obstruction, the try was awarded, with Sneyd adding the goal.


Castleford extended their lead when Carney shook off a high tackle from Richard Mathers to touch down. Sneyd again converted.


The game went away from Wakefield after 22 minutes when Clark broke the Wakefield line and found Tansey in support who was left with a free run to score.


A slick, passing move looked to have paved the way for a try for Michael Shenton but Sneyd knocked on before the centre could apply the finish.


Wakefield went close to posting their first score when they were awarded a fresh set of six on Castleford's 10-metre line, but a spilled ball from Jarrod Sammut gifted Shenton an 80 metre run to the line, and despite Chris Riley's best efforts, the Tigers posted their fourth try.


Arguably the try of the match came eight minutes after half-time when Sneyd broke through again to exchange passes with Shenton and Kirk Dixon before touching down and kicking his fourth goal.


Castleford added a sixth when Carney was presented with a simple try in the corner before Sneyd excellently converted once more.


Wakefield posted their first try of the game when Pita Godinet found Scruton from dummy-half, allowing the prop to go over.


The Wildcats seemed to have gathered some momentum from their try but could not stop Sneyd from scoring his second try after Carney's break down the wing.


Wakefield began to look increasingly deflated as the game wore on and Castleford scored their eighth try through Mariano.


The Wildcats did offer a brief resistance when Sykes raced away to the line with eight minutes remaining but went on to concede a ninth and final try when Clark took the ball from his own half to run over unchallenged and round off a dominant Castleford performance.


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats


20 Jarrod Sammut


1 Richard Mathers


3 Dean Collis


22 Lucas Walshaw


31 Chris Riley


6 Paul Sykes


29 Harry Siejka


8 Scott Anderson


9 Paul McShane


30 Nick Scruton


15 Matt Ryan


12 Danny Kirmond


23 Daniel Smith


Interchange


7 Pita Godinet


16 Richard Moore


13 Danny Washbrook


32 Jacob Fairbank


Castleford Tigers


1 Jordan Tansey


2 Kirk Dixon 


4 Jake Webster


3 Michael Shenton


5 Justin Carney


7 Marc Sneyd


26 Liam Finn


8 Andy Lynch


14 Daryl Clark


10 Craig Huby


16 Oliver Holmes


12 Weller Hauraki


11 Grant Millington


Interchange


18 Frankie Mariano 


19 Scott Wheeldon


20 Jamie Ellis


32 Lee Jewitt


Referee: James Child


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 12 (Tries: Scruton, Sykes Goals: Sammut 2), Castleford Tigers 50 (Tries: Clark 2, Carney 2, Tansey, Shenton, Sneyd 2, Mariano Goals: Sneyd 7).


 

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