Super League  Sunday 3rd August 2014  The Mend-A-Hose Jungle  Att: 5,233

Squad

Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Dorn, Sneyd, Milner, Huby, Massey, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Gibson, Clare, Finn, Day, Jewitt, Carvell.

Squad

Atkins, Cook, Dollapi, Drinkwater, Farrar, Griffin, Keyes, Krasniqi, Lovell, Mataitonga, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, Slyney, Solomona, Thomas, Vea, Wallace, Wicks.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Adam Milner

Kirk Dixon

Luke Dorn

Kirk Dixon

Frankie Mariano

Garreth Carvell

Michael Shenton

Scott Wheeldon

Justin Carney

Justin Carney

Justin Carney

Luke Dorn

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Mike McMeeken

Erjon Dollapi

Olsi Krasniqi

GOAL SCORERS:

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater

Josh Drinkwater

Full Report

Match Official: J Cobb

Justin Carney scored a first-half hat-trick as Castleford Tigers moved to within two points of the First Utility Super League summit with an emphatic 64-18 victory over already-relegated London Broncos.

Carney watched last week’s draw at Hull FC from the sidelines and he made up for lost time against a Broncos outfit seemingly destined to end the season without a win to their name.

The Australian crossed three times during a nine-minute purple patch to break London’s spirit after they had got off to a promising start.

The visitors led 12-6 after early tries from Olis Krasniqi and Erjon Dollapi but had no answer to the Tigers after Carney’s intervention.

Castleford crossed 12 times in all to join Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos on 32 points.

The Tigers laid an early marker with a strong defensive set and almost took the lead in the fifth minute, only good covering defence by the Broncos preventing Ashley Gibson from touching down in the corner.

London worked their way into the contest and hit the front on nine minutes when Krasniqi took a short ball from Josh Drinkwater and rounded Luke Dorn to score under the posts.

The Tigers’ response was emphatic, Kirk Dixon defusing a high kick in his own in-goal and taking a quick tap before feeding former London man Dorn, who raced 70 metres to the Broncos line.

Dollapi came off the bench to aid London’s cause and he made an immediate impact as he took a pass from Drinkwater and crashed over.

The capital club’s advantage again lasted only a matter of minutes, Carney touching down after London failed to deal with Liam Finn’s low kick.

Marc Sneyd laid on Carney’s next try with an inch-perfect kick before the imposing winger completed his treble after a typically barnstorming run to the corner.

Finn booted a 40/20 to deepen London’s woes and that gave the Tigers the field position to go in for their fifth try of the afternoon through Scott Wheeldon on the back of good work by Jamie Ellis.

London had a try chalked off for obstruction at the start of the second period and things went from bad to worse when Michael Shenton took a good pass from Sneyd to cross.

Garreth Carvell powered his way over from close range and Frankie Mariano got on the outside of his man to touch down, before Dixon got in on the act after collecting Finn’s clever kick.

Dorn completed his brace following a break by Gibson and Dixon did likewise from Ellis’ pinpoint kick, with Adam Milner’s try from the restart which began with Carney inside the Tigers 20 the highlight of a one-sided match.

The impressive Mike McMeeken went over late on for the Broncos but the afternoon belonged to Castleford as they stretched their unbeaten run to six matches.

Match Action

  • 77m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    London Broncos

  • 77m
    try

    Mike McMeeken

    London Broncos

  • 74m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 74m
    try

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 73m
    try

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 68m
    try

    Luke Dorn

    Castleford

  • 61m
    try

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 56m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 56m
    try

    Frankie Mariano

    Castleford

  • 50m
    try

    Garreth Carvell

    Castleford

  • 50m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 46m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 46m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 40m
    try

    Scott Wheeldon

    Castleford

  • 40m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Nick Slyney

    London Broncos

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Erjon Dollapi

    London Broncos

  • 34m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Frankie Mariano

    Castleford

  • 31m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 31m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    London Broncos

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Matt Cook

    London Broncos

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Lee Jewitt

    Castleford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 25m
    try

    Justin Carney

    Castleford

  • 25m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Nick Slyney

    London Broncos

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 20m
    try

    Erjon Dollapi

    London Broncos

  • 20m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Erjon Dollapi

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 14m
    try

    Luke Dorn

    Castleford

  • 14m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 10m
    goal

    Josh Drinkwater

    London Broncos

  • 10m
    try

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos