Super League: Daryl Powell upbeat for Castleford despite defeat
Daryl Powell believes the luck will soon turn for Castleford after they slipped to a 29-28 defeat at Huddersfield.
Last Updated: 04/05/14 6:09pm
Daryl Powell believes the luck will soon turn for his Castleford side after they slipped to a 29-28 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield.
The Tigers fought back from 28-16 down in the second half to draw level with their hosts at the John Smith's Stadium, only for Danny Brough to settle a see-saw contest in favour of the Giants with a late drop goal.
The former Castleford player's one-pointer condemned his old club to a third narrow defeat of the season, though Powell was quick to take the positives out of the latest reverse,
"I thought we were great," he said. "Some of the things we did were excellent.
"Getting off to the start we did gave us a great opportunity but we started to make errors and that allowed Huddersfield back into the game.
"We're losing games by fractions and that's a big turnaround from what we've had in the past. We're happy about that but on the flip side we should be winning these games.
"I thought we were a bit unlucky at times but you get those games. I thought we should have beaten St Helens a couple of weeks ago.
"I reckon the luck will turn if we keep working as hard and playing as well as we are at the moment.
"We'll look to rebound on Thursday now (against Leeds)."
The Tigers had actually led 12-0 early on but Huddersfield hit back to get on even terms by the break.
Giants head coach Paul Anderson was delighted to see his players claim a third successive league triumph, even if they did at times commit "rugby league suicide".
"I think we did enough at times to win two games," Anderson said. "We kept giving a good team opportunities to come at us which you can't keep doing.
"But we found a way to win. The good thing for us is that we've been in an arm wrestle with a good team and come out on top.
"There were times out there today when we committed rugby league suicide. But I'm real happy at coming back from 12-0 down."