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  • Super League
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  • Att: 6,167

Smith satisfied after scare

Wolves coach denies complacency accusations

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Smith satisfied after scare

Tony Smith: Warrington coach happy despite near collapse

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Tony Smith refused to criticise his players, despite them almost throwing away a 34-0 lead at Castleford.

The Challenge Cup finalists appeared to be coasting to victory midway through the second-half, but then conceded 26 unanswered points to leave the game in the balance.

It was only Stefan Ratchford's late try that secured the vital 40-26 win, but the Warrington coach insisted he was happy with the two points.

He said: "I don't think there was any complacency out there, more momentum of games, and they started to get their share of the ball in the second-half.

Pleased

"I'm OK with my boys; I've just told them that. We've had a rough couple of weeks, both physically and mentally.

"I'm pleased with the victory, and we'll go and review the game like we normally do, and try to reproduce the things we've done well today."

But Smith reserved special praise for Richie Myler: "I thought he had a good game out there today," Smith claimed.

"He had some energy and focus, and he looked really sharp. He certainly put his hand up today.

"We've got a few boys vying for those spots, and Richie did well today."

Proud

Meanwhile Castleford head coach Ian Millward was 'proud' of his side's second-half performance, which he felt was more reflective of the contest.

"The first-half was quite frustrating," he said. "We came close to scoring on a couple of occasions and the only difference between the two teams in the first period was their clinical finishing."

"I thought in the second-half we had a good attitude, good intensity, and we executed some really great tries, and that's the difference.

But I thought we did some good things, and I'm proud of how the players came out for the second-half."

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