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Wigan

  • O'Loughlin (2), Leuluai, Goulding (3), Tuson,
    Goals: Richards (5),
38 - 22

Castleford

  • Jackson, Jones, Huby, Ferres,
    Goals: Westerman (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 6th Jun 2010
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 14,047

Tigers tamed by Wigan

Warriors re-establish lead at top of table

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Tigers tamed by Wigan

Goulding: Hat-trick

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Wigan again moved four points clear at the top of the Engage Super league table after a 38-22 victory over Castleford at the DW Stadium.

The Warriors had not played in front of their own fans since they were shocked at home by Harlequins in April and made up for that result with a hard-fought win.

The Tigers put in a determined display but never looked like realistic winners as they were outscored seven tries to four.

But it was the visitors who opened the scoring when Paul Jackson received a well-timed flat pass from Ryan Hudson before powering to the try-line.

Joe Westerman added the conversion but Wigan hit back in the ninth minute when Darrell Goulding finished after the ball had been quickly shipped out to the right.

Lead

The hosts then took the lead when half-back Sam Tomkins' pass allowed Thomas Leuluai in for Wigan's second try.

After Leuluai had scorched through and touched down, Pat Richards added his second conversion to extend the advantage.

A Mitchell Sargent lapse then allowed Chris Tuson, who this week returned from a loan spell from Castleford, to charge over in the 26th minute.

The contest seemed to be slipping away from the visitors but some hard work just before the interval saw the Tigers hit back with a second converted score.

Ryan McGoldrick ended an enterprising run with a neat inside pass and after a struggle on the try-line, Stuart Jones crossed the whitewash.

And Castleford brought the scores level four minutes into the second half as Kirk Dixon went over for a try in the corner and Westerman nailed the conversion.

Authority

Wigan then reasserted their authority when Goulding scampered home after some good work by Richards.

The pair combined again 10 minutes later as Goulding strolled in for his hat-trick after a Richards pass had played him in.

The game was effectively killed off in the 62nd minute when Leuluai scythed through the Cas defence and the supporting Sean O'Loughlin was best placed to take it on under the sticks.

Richards was successful with two of the three conversions, while Jones was sin-binned for the visitors and O'Loughlin claimed another try in the last 10 minutes as Wigan pulled well clear.

There was still time for Castleford to score a consolation as Craig Huby fought off three defenders to score, but the points had already gone the way of the league leaders.

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
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TimeFixture
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Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
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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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