Slow starts are a worry for Anfield

Posted: Saturday 8th June 2019 - 11:40 PM

Speaking after Castleford’s 42-22 victory over Bradford Bulls, Anfield said: “I’m pleased with the win in difficult conditions against a tough and energetic Bradford side. 

“We’re struggling to start games with composure and apply early pressure but, once the game starts to flow we settle down and find our feet.”

The Tigresses had the chance to field a number of players who haven’t enjoyed much game time in 2019. 

Anfield was encouraged to see those players put in a good showing saying: “It was good to field five players who haven’t had much game time this year – it shows our strength in depth this season.”

One of those players was Maisie Lumb who scored a brace at Odsal last Thursday night. The 17-year-old had to step up to the plate and start on the wing with Courtney Pointon having to pull out due to illness. 

Anfield added: “I was especially pleased with Maisie stepping up, even after being moved to the wing at the last minute. She showed a great deal of skill and athleticism throughout the game and finished two tries off in style.”

Both Bradford and Castleford will meet again on June 23rd at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for their quarter-final Challenge Cup encounter. 

The game has been scheduled for a 1pm kick off and entry to this huge cup clash will be free for season ticket holders. Otherwise, entry for adults remains at £3 while U16s can get in for £1. 

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