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Millward praises battling Tigers
Sandercock admits Chase was the difference between the sides
Castleford coach Ian Millward was delighted to be talking about a victory after seven straight defeats for the Tigers.
The hosts edged out Hull KR 34-30 at the Probiz Coliseum and Millward said: "I was impressed with the blokes at the back end and the way they held their composure and increased their intensity in the second half.
"We've still got issues with our consistency. We build some pressure then release it.
"I thought a couple of tough calls went against us as well, but it's great to be talking about a victory and we can improve on that.
"Some of the errors we make are a bit naive. At times the desire's there, it's just getting the right sort of structure in place and sticking to it.
"But we led at half-time and led at full-time and that's a true indication of the game.
"I was impressed with the fans and the way they were got behind the team and kept trying to lift the players.
"We had a chance to draw the game and chose not to with a kick because I felt we were dominating the game."
The experience of veteran half-back Danny Orr was crucial for Cas, and Millward admitted afterwards that he should not have been playing.
"I was really impressed with Danny Orr. He picked with an injury in the warm-up, but I thought he was outstanding and in the last two weeks he has given a real captain's knock," he added.
"Rangi Chase had some really good touches today and I really liked the workrate of Richie Owen, Nick Youngquest, Kirk Dixon and Josh Griffin."
There was a controversial incident in the closing stages involving Hull KR's Liam Salter, which Rovers coach Craig Sandercock described as a "big call" by referee Roberts Hicks.
Salter was carried over the try line, with Sandercock believing he had already been tackled.
"It's a big call for the referee to make at the end allowing our player to be lifted off the ground into the in-goal area because my interpretation of the rules are that once a player is on the deck once a hand is placed on him that constitutes a tackle," said Sandercock.
"I need to have a look at that again because that young referee has changed the course of the game and I just hope he has got that decision right. If he hasn't he has cost me two points and I expect the full consequence of that decision to be placed on the referee if he has got it wrong.
"To defend our line like that in the last 10 minutes repeatedly was a good effort, but unfortunately it was not enough in the end."
Away from that decision, Sandercock admitted Hull KR contributed to their own downfall as they slipped to their third defeat in four games.
"In the first half we were guilty of too many unforced errors. We looked good in attack, but we didn't pay Castleford's defence enough respect," he added.
"To Castleford's credit they came back at us and Rangi Chase was too good for us tonight."
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Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||21||18|
|10||Salford Red Devils||21||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||21||2|
|Thursday 24th July|
|20:00||Hull vs Castleford|
|Friday 25th July|
|20:00||Salford vs Leeds|
|20:00||St Helens vs Widnes|
|Saturday 26th July|
|15:00||London Broncos vs Hull K R|
|Sunday 27th July|
|15:00||Bradford vs Wigan|
|15:00||Huddersfield vs Catalan Dragons|
|15:00||Warrington vs Wakefield|
|Thursday 31st July|
|20:00||Wigan vs Salford|
|Friday 1st August|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|20:00||Leeds vs Bradford|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
|Saturday 19th July|
|Catalan Dragons 40 - 6 Wakefield|
|London Broncos 16 - 58 St Helens|
|Friday 18th July|
|Wigan 56 - 10 Hull|
|Widnes 28 - 14 Warrington|
|Thursday 17th July|
|Leeds 24 - 24 Castleford|
|Sunday 13th July|
|Warrington 72 - 12 London Broncos|
|Saturday 12th July|
|Catalan Dragons 16 - 37 Wigan|
|Salford 35 - 22 Hull|
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