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Super League: Tony Smith praises Warrington's fight following 40-30 win at Castleford

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Super League: Tony Smith praises Warrington's fight following 40-30 win at Castleford

Tony Smith: Praised Warrington after they fought back to beat Castleford 40-30.

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Warrington coach Tony Smith praised his side's fight following their 40-30 victory at Castleford.

Trailing 24-6 in the first half, the Wolves looked to be heading for another shock defeat - after their Challenge Cup semi-final loss against Hull - before turning the game around to record the win.

"Hang on to the ball and you'll score tries was what I told the players at half-time. Whichever side hung onto it scored," said Smith.

"The weight of possession against us in the first half was just enormous. Castleford are a terrific attacking side and we didn't have our fair share of ball in the first half.

"I was quite pleased we were within 12 points of them at half-time.

"We were a bit flat early in the week for a few days in training after our Challenge Cup defeat. Today was about character for us and I thought we showed bucket loads of it.

"I was really pleased with the character we showed to fight back and change the momentum of the game."

Meanwhile Castleford were unable to seal a first win over Warrington in four years and instead slipped to a third successive defeat.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell said: "I thought our boys worked exceptionally hard and for large parts we were the better team. The game flipped a little bit at half-time for a number of reasons and it took us a while to get back into it in the second half.

"We got back into it at to level at 30-30 but next set we gave a 50/50 pass that went wrong and those are the little 50/50s we are getting wrong at the moment and that is what is hurting us.

"Having said that I thought we conceded some soft tries on our own try line in the middle of the field and that was probably the defining factor."

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