Home team Score Away Team

Castleford

  • Dixon, Tansey, Clark, Carney (3),
    Goals: Dixon, Sneyd (3),
32 - 6

Catalans Dragons

  • Escare,
    Goals: Dureau,
  • Super League
  • Super League
  • 23rd Feb 2014
  • KO 15:30
  • Att: 5,104

Super League: Justin Carney helps Castleford beat Catalan Dragons

Last updated: 23rd February 2014   Subscribe to RSS Feed

CASTLEFORD TIGERS OLIVER HOLMES SCOTT DUREAU

Oliver Holmes shrugs off Catalan Dragons' Scott Dureau

JUSTIN CARNEY CASTLEFORD TIGERS SUPER LEAGUE

Justin Carney: Helped himself to a hat-trick of tries for the hosts

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Justin Carney grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Castleford crushed Catalan Dragons 32-6 to make it a four-way tie at the top of the First Utility Super League table.

Kirk Dixon, Jordan Tansey and Daryl Clark also touched down at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the Tigers, who have now won two from two at the start of the new campaign.

All the Dragons - who missed a last-gasp conversion attempt to be beaten at Hull in the opening round - managed in reply was a first-half score from Morgan Escare that the returning Scott Dureau converted.

Carney had the first and final word of the opening half as he helped ensure the Dragons wouldn't even be able to grab a point, just as they had done in the 17-17 draw in the corresponding fixture last February.

The winger broke the deadlock in the eighth minute after good work by Mark Sneyd, the on-loan Salford half-back gathering his own high kick before sending out a long pass to his team-mate.

Tansey - in at full-back for the injured Luke Dorn - was twice forced to collect hanging kicks under pressure as Catalan looked to use the blustery conditions to their advantage.

Castleford extended their lead in the 22nd minute as Weller Hauraki flicked the ball out to Dixon on the short side and the winger finished out wide.

Chalked off

Carney thought he had crossed for his second of the afternoon from a miss-out pass by Tansey just minutes later but the officials adjudged the ball had travelled forward and chalked it off.

The home fans were not happy at the decision, and their mood wasn't improved further as the Dragons went straight down the other end to haul themselves back into the contest.

Escare raced clear to finish from Leon Pryce's long pass, the score awarded to a chorus of jeers from the majority of the crowd at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.

Tensions soon flowed over on the field too, both sides being reduced to 12 men after Eloi Pelissier and Scott Wheeldon had a scuffle.

Michael Shenton fed Carney to touch down on the stroke of half-time, then the scorer turned provider four minutes after the break when his offload helped create the opportunity for Tansey to cross.

Sneyd was handed the kicking duties after the break and he converted Tansey's try before kicking a straightforward penalty to give Castleford a 14-point advantage.

The game was put beyond the French club when Tigers hooker Clark scored the try of the match, collecting Dureau's kick on halfway and then evading the Catalan chasers to sprint clear.

Carney completed his treble a minute from time when he out-muscled Michael Oldfield to ground the ball in the corner, Sneyd adding the extras to round off an excellent afternoon for the Tigers.

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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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