Castleford win Wakefield mudbath


Castleford Tigers battled for an 11-6 win at their rivals Wakefield Trinity in horrendous conditions in West Yorkshire.

The decisive try came in the first half as good ball movement saw Mike McMeeken go in through the middle. Luke Gale scored the conversion for a six point lead. It was soon a seven point lead as he added a drop goal right on the stroke of half time.

The game was really suffering with the conditions, but then came a moment of magic on the hour mark from Ben Jones Bishop as he chased a kick into space, he got in behind the defender and touched down. Liam Finn added the conversion to bring Wakefield back to within one point.

But two penalties from Gale, both for Trinity being caught offside, brought the Tigers clear and despite Wakefield’s best efforts, they couldn’t get the try they needed for the win.

That win takes Castleford up to 3rd in the Super League, with everyone else still yet to play this weekend. They host Warrington Wolves on Monday.

As for Wakefield, they suffer a third straight defeat after not losing any of their first four matches. They travel to Hull FC on Monday.

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