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Super League: Daryl Powell delighted after Castleford beat Warrington 40-6

Last updated: 21st April 2014  

 Tony Smith - Warrington Wolves coach

Tony Smith: Left unhappy by Warrington's attacking display

Daryl Powell

Daryl Powell: Delighted after Castleford win to go second

The way the players have gone about it, it is a rightful position. It's not by any fluke or luck, the players are putting genuine performances in.

Daryl Powell
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Castleford boss Daryl Powell paid tribute to his players as they moved up to second in the First Utility Super League with a crushing 40-6 victory over Warrington.

It came as little shock that this season's surprise package won at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, but the manner in which they brushed aside last season's Grand Final runners-up served notice that their high standing in the table is no fluke.

They have now won eight matches this season - one less than they managed in the entirety of last year - and Powell is delighted with how his side are performing at present.

"I thought we'd be good," he said. "When you put a team together and you've got quite a few new players in there then you don't know how good.

"But the way the players have gone about it, it is a rightful position. It's not by any fluke or luck, the players are putting genuine performances in.

"Whether I thought we'd be second I'm not sure about that, but I thought we'd be competing on a weekly basis."

He added: "I thought we played some really smart stuff. Early on, Warrington just punched their noses through us a little bit and they had a little bit of ascendancy in terms of field position, but once we got a foothold in the game we were really good.

"It was a really solid, professional effort with some sprinklings of outstanding play in there, so it's a great effort from us."

The triumph was made all the more remarkable by Powell making eight changes from the side that beat Wakefield on Good Friday, with nine-try top scorer Justin Carney rested and the entire forward pack changed.

"We should be starting to believe that we've got a genuine team here. It doesn't matter who I put in, everybody just does their job," added Powell, who acknowledges he will have a selection dilemma ahead of their next fixture against Sheffield in the Challenge Cup.

"They're a great group of blokes and they're working so hard. It's a bit of a headache but it's a good headache.

"The depth of the squad is there for a reason. It's there so players are constantly being pushed to improve the game and the players are going to continue throughout the year improving."

Unhappy

Warrington coach Tony Smith admitted his side were second best and was left unhappy by their attacking display.

"They were a lot sharper, particularly in the second half. I've just asked some of my staff to see if they could unpack our attacking game, I think it was left on the coach," said the Australian, who revealed Ben Harrison sustained a wrist problem and could join a number of injured first-team players on the sidelines.

"It wasn't a great day for us and Cas played well.

"The first half, there wasn't much between the two teams. The scoreline suggested that as well and they probably deserved to be slightly ahead at half-time, but they found some momentum in the second half.

"Whichever team was going to pop up with some of those big plays was going to get control of the game."

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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