Warrington Wolves 30-34 Castleford Tigers

Friday 8th June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 17

30-34 FT

HT: 20 20

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford, Josh Charnley (2), Tyrone Roberts, Daryl Clark, Sitaleki Akauola,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin, Harvey Livett (2),

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Calum Turner, Jy Hitchcox, Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Mike McMeeken, Oliver Holmes,

  • Goals
    Calum Turner (6), Adam Milner,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Castleford Tigers bolstered their Betfred Super League top-four hopes with a thrilling 34-30 victory over Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The injury-hit Tigers fought back from 20-12 behind to secure a vital win which moves them level with third-placed Warrington, who have played a game more. 

Mike McMeeken touched down his clever grubber kick and Calum Turner crossed after Jake Trueman's kick bounced kindly off the crossbar to give Cas a 12-0 lead inside seven minutes.

Warrington fought back strongly as Tyrone Roberts scored in the corner, Stefan Ratchford squeezed over, former Tiger Daryl Clark scooted over from close range before then breaking and feeding Sitaleki Akauola.

But Castleford ensured the score was 20-20 at half-time courtesy of Jy Hitchcox's touchdown in the corner and Turner's penalty.

The Tigers paid the price for Adam Milner's sin-binning as Josh Charnley produced a trademark finish.

Yet Castleford refused to give up and took the lead on the hour mark when Quentin Laulu-Togagae marked his Super League debut with a try, shortly before Oliver Holmes' touchdown.

Charnley's second set up a nervy finish but Milner kicked his first penalty in 201 games to seal Cas' triumph.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “We’ve had some big wins like semi-finals and some games we’ve won dramatically but I think for character, toughness and resilience I don’t think I’ve had a better win than that.

“To come away from home against a team that’s been in the top two in the competition all year and I thought we outplayed them tonight, we were phenomenal.

“I thought it was an awesome effort from everyone. We came of age this season in a lot of ways and it gives us a great platform to build on.”

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “We got back into the game in the first half and scored 20 points in around 13 minutes which was pleasing and I was confident at half-time going into the second half.

“But I was disappointed with our start to the second half and our application to detail and decisions with the ball.

“But credit to Castleford I thought they played really well and everything they did was far superior to how we were going."

  • 74: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Adam Milner
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 70: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 66: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 62: TRY! scored for Castleford by Quentin Laulu-Togagae
  • 53: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 35: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jy Hitchcox
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 31: TRY! scored for Warrington by Sitaleki Akauola
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 21: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 17: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 12: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 7: TRY! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Calum Turner
  • 5: TRY! scored for Castleford by Mike McMeeken
  • Key Performers

    Mike Cooper

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Castleford Tigers 5

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Castleford Tigers 7

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1166
    Castleford Tigers 1265

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 158
    Castleford Tigers 172

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 323
    Castleford Tigers 290

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 12
    Castleford Tigers 9

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 10
    Castleford Tigers 6

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Castleford Tigers 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 15 120 8.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Sitaleki Akauola 1 0 15 3 1 1 0 4 43 10.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Daryl Clark 1 1 49 7 5 5 0 12 87 7.25 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone Roberts 1 0 11 0 3 1 5 13 50 3.85 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Stefan Ratchford 1 1 5 0 1 5 1 12 138 11.50 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 25 4 1 1 0 10 58 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 17 7 1 1 1 6 40 6.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 20 4 1 1 0 5 35 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 23 6 2 0 0 11 81 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 34 3 1 1 0 9 72 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Harvey Livett 0 0 28 6 5 0 0 4 17 4.25 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 38 9 2 2 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 29 8 0 2 0 11 86 7.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Kevin Brown 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 2 10 1 2 3 0 10 75 7.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 9 1 1 2 1 11 106 9.64 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 59 4.92 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Calum Turner 1 0 3 0 4 3 0 12 67 5.58 0 1 2 0 6 0 2 0
    Jy Hitchcox 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 10 67 6.70 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e 1 1 12 0 0 6 1 10 36 3.60 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mike McMeeken 1 0 25 4 3 3 1 14 94 6.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Holmes 1 0 28 4 0 2 0 9 97 10.78 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Michael Shenton 0 1 18 3 1 1 0 8 33 4.13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Foster 0 0 18 4 4 1 0 8 32 4.00 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 11 110 10.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Trueman 0 1 17 3 2 2 4 5 31 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 19 2 2 2 0 11 96 8.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Milner 0 0 30 2 4 4 0 11 108 9.82 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 1
    Grant Millington 0 0 27 2 1 0 0 16 132 8.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 27 1 3 0 0 12 107 8.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 1 25 6 0 1 0 17 112 6.59 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 17 3 1 1 0 10 77 7.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Clark 0 0 16 6 1 0 0 8 66 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Will Maher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties