Castleford return to winning ways after beating Robins

Castleford Tigers returned to winning ways after a thrilling 38-24 victory over Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Due to traffic on the M62, the game was delayed by an hour, meaning it kicked off at 6.30pm.

It was a fast start from the Tigers, and they took the lead when Jacques O’Neill got out of dummy half and scored. Danny Richardson converted to make it a six point advantage for the Tigers.

Castleford soon doubled their advantage, as Alex Foster kicked forward an offload from Paul McShane, and got it down in the corner. Richardson added the conversion.

Just past the halfway point of the half, the Tigers got their third try, this time through Adam Milner, as he went through the line to score. Richardson kept up his perfect record with the boot.

Hull KR were then the architects of their own downfall, as Greg Eden took in a stray offload, and ran 40m to score. Richardson was on target once again.

The Robins finally showed some sign of life just after the half hour, as Robbie Mulhern went through the line to score the try. Will Dagger converted to get Rovers up to six.

Just four minutes later, the Rovers struck again, as Elliot Minchella got to a kick first, and scored. Dagger maintained his perfect record to half the deficit for Hull KR.

The momentum stayed with the Robins, and they got a third try as Shaun Kenny-Dowall took in a short pass to go over. Dagger converted to leave it at a one try contest.

However, the final word of the half would go to Castleford, as Richardson kicked a penalty to stretch their lead to eight points.

The Tigers struck first in the second half too, as Eden got the ball out wide, and went over for his second. Richardson converted to take Castleford past the 30 point mark.

However, the Robins were not done, as they struck with 15 minutes to go. Matt Parcell showed good footwork to evade the defence and get over. Dagger converted to make it an eight point game again.

With the clock winding down, Castleford got the game clinching try, as Eden completing his hat-trick after breaking free down the left. Richardson was off target with the conversion this time.

Richardson then added a penalty to seal the victory.

Hull KR return to action on Sunday, as they play one of their games in hand against Wakefield Trinity. They then return to St Helens to take on Hull FC in the City derby.

As for Castleford, they face a Yorkshire derby against Leeds Rhinos on Monday, before facing Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

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