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Matterson hails complete performance as Tigers defeat Giants
Castleford coach Terry Matterson described his side's win over Huddersfield as a "pretty complete performance" on Saturday.
The Tigers made it two wins from two this season with a comfortable 18-12 victory over the Giants, with two tries from winger Nick Youngquest on his home debut.
After beating Wakefield on the opening day, Matterson did not hide his delight at following up with a win that was more comfortable than the eventual scoreline suggests.
"It was a pretty complete performance," said Matterson. "I thought the halves were outstanding.
"It was a pretty dominant performance, although the scoreline probably doesn't reflect that with the try at the end.
"I think we missed three tackles all game. It was a pretty satisfying performance. I'm pleased with where we're at but we need to be aware that it's only round two."
After watching referee James Child award 37 penalties in his side's 40-20 win over Wakefield, Matterson was delighted that Steve Ganson chose to blow up for just 11 tonight.
The Giants also went into the game on the back of an impressive opening win under the roof of the Millennium Stadium but they struggled to adapt to the difficult conditions on a cold, wet night in West Yorkshire and surrendered possession all too easily.
The decisive moment came after 56 minutes when Giants full-back Scott Grix was tackled over his own line as he attempted to clear the danger and the ball came loose.
Youngquest touched the ball down and video referee Richard Silverwood gave him the benefit of the doubt in awarding the try despite suggestions of an illegal ball steal.
"It was clearly stripped but it doesn't matter," said Giants coach Nathan Brown. "Sides that are hungrier and keenest generally get the benefit of the doubt.
"You could see after five minutes that we weren't where we needed to be. We put in a good 10 minutes after half-time but, other than that, it was very disappointing.
"Full credit to Cas, they were too good for us on the night. It was a good lesson for us. They were more hungry than we were and we gave away more penalties."
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|10||Hull K R||2||0|
|12||Salford Red Devils||2||0|
|First Utility Super League|
|Friday 27th February|
|20:00||St Helens vs Castleford Tigers|
|Saturday 28th February|
|14:00||Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves|
|19:30||Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC|
|Sunday 1st March|
|15:00||Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors|
|15:00||Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats|
|Thursday 5th March|
|20:00||Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Friday 6th March|
|20:00||Wakefield vs St Helens|
|20:00||Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:30||Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 26th February|
|Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford|
|Friday 13th February|
|Hull 6 - 7 Warrington|
|Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes|
|Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield|
|Thursday 12th February|
|Salford 6 - 52 St Helens|
|Sunday 8th February|
|Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield|
|Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull|
|Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds|
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