Home team Score Away Team

Castleford

  • Owen, Mitchell, Youngquest (2), Williams,
    Goals: Orr (2), Ellis,
26 - 40

Warrington

  • Westwood (2), Solomona, Monaghan, Atkins, Riley, Ratchford,
    Goals: Hodgson (6),
  • Super League
  • 22nd Jul 2012
  • KO 15:30
  • Att: 6,167

Tigers give Wolves a fright

Warrington hang on despite Castleford fightback

By Rebecca Stephenson (Follow @1rebs)   Last updated: 22nd July 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

 Rangi Chase - Castleford Super League

Rangi Chase: Created the try of the game but ended on the losing side

Stefan Ratchford Warrington Wolves

Stefan Ratchford scored the game-sealing try for the Wolves

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Warrington survived a second-half fightback from Castleford to win 40-26 and cement second place in the Super League table.

The Tigers trailed 34-0 with less than half an hour to go, but they then managed to notch up 26 unanswered points to give themselves a chance of completing an astonishing comeback.

It was only a late Stefan Ratchford try that calmed Warrington nerves and sealed the win which gives them a three-point cushion ahead of third-placed St Helens.

Scintillating

Warrington were scintillating in attack in the first period, and they grabbed the lead inside the opening two minutes.

Tigers full-back Richard Owen dropped the ball inside his own half and the visitors took full advantage as Ben Westwood went over unchallenged and Brett Hodgson added the extras.

They doubled their lead soon after when Hodgson's cut-out ball was collected by Joel Monaghan, who strolled in for the simplest of finishes to put Tony Smith's side firmly in command.

And they didn't have to wait too long for their third score - Ryan Atkins getting on the end of Richie Myler's superb break after 22 minutes.

Westwood then grabbed his second of what was becoming a prolific afternoon for the visitors, and Hodgson nailed his fourth conversion to give the Wolves a commanding 24-0 lead.

And their first-half masterclass was not finished there as Chris Riley found time to produce a moment of individual magic to go over.

The second half continued in similar fashion to the first, and David Solomona marked his return to the Warrington side by crashing over to collect his first try of the season.

Ideas

It looked as though it was a question of how many points the Wolves would rack up, but the Tigers had other ideas.

They finally got on the scoreboard when Nick Youngquest got on the end of a clever kick by Danny Orr.

And it got even better for Ian Millward's men, as they made it four tries in the space of 10 frantic minutes.

Rhys Williams scored a superb breakaway try before Rangi Chase created arguably the try of the afternoon, dancing his way around several Wolves defenders before providing an outrageous ball for Youngquest,to go in at the corner.

The home side reduced the gap to just 14 points when Owen went in under the sticks and Orr added the extras. And Lee Mitchell's converted try amazingly brought the Tigers within single figures, making it 34-26 with 12 minutes to play.

But Warrington held their nerve, and Ratchford's late breakaway effort sealed a crucial victory for Smith's men.

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Super League Table

Super League Table - July 26 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 21 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 21 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 21 26
7 Catalan Dragons 21 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 22 20
10 Salford Red Devils 22 17
11 Wakefield Wildcats 21 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 21 2
14 London Broncos 22 0
Forthcoming Castleford Tigers Fixtures
TimeFixture
Castleford Tigers
Sunday 3rd August
Super League
15:30Castleford vs London Broncos
Sunday 10th August
Tetleys Challenge Cup
15:00Widnes vs Castleford
Friday 15th August
Super League
20:00Warrington vs Castleford
Sunday 31st August
Super League
15:30Castleford vs Bradford
Sunday 7th September
Super League
15:00Castleford vs Wakefield
Saturday 13th September
Super League
18:00Catalan Dragons vs Castleford
Today's Results
TimeResult
Castleford Tigers
Thursday 24th July
Super League
Hull 18 - 18 Castleford
Thursday 17th July
Super League
Leeds 24 - 24 Castleford
Friday 11th July
Super League
Castleford 44 - 30 Huddersfield
Thursday 3rd July
Super League
Widnes 20 - 40 Castleford
Saturday 28th June
Super League
Castleford 14 - 10 Salford
Sunday 22nd June
Super League
St Helens 38 - 16 Castleford
Friday 13th June
Super League
Wigan 46 - 6 Castleford
Saturday 7th June
Tetleys Challenge Cup
Wigan 4 - 16 Castleford
Sunday 1st June
Super League
Castleford 54 - 12 Hull K R
Sunday 25th May
Super League
Castleford 34 - 22 Widnes
Sunday 18th May
Super League
Wakefield 12 - 50 Castleford
Thursday 8th May
Super League
Castleford 14 - 22 Leeds
Sunday 4th May
Super League
Huddersfield 29 - 28 Castleford
Sunday 27th April
Tetleys Challenge Cup
Castleford 60 - 16 Sheffield
Monday 21st April
Super League
Castleford 40 - 6 Warrington
Friday 18th April
Super League
Wakefield 20 - 43 Castleford

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