It’s Challenge Cup Quarter-Final time!
Posted: Sunday 23rd June 2019 - 10:42 AM
The Tigresses are preparing to face West Yorkshire rivals Bradford Bulls in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup.
By Andrea Mena
The venue is the Mend-A-Hose Jungle where Castleford have proved to be so clinical this year as they still boast a 100%-win record in the cup and league.
The black and amber earned their place into the last eight after sweeping aside local rivals Featherstone Rovers. The game proved to be a fiery derby as both teams were evenly matched in the first half.
However, in the second period the Tigresses found their way to beat their opposition. Kelsey Gentles' four-try masterclass made the final score 48-4.
This quarter-final will be one of the squad’s biggest tests so far this season with the hosts struggling for bodies. The Tigresses were unable to name a 19-player squad and only have 17 available players for this upcoming game.
When these two sides last met, Bradford proved to be a well-disciplined side and a difficult one to break through. In the end, Castleford won the game 42-22 but ended up conceding more points than in any previous game in 2019.
Bulls nilled their opponents in previous round of the cup as they proved too strong for RAF Ladies with the score ending 56-0.
Bradford have also been successful in the league this season as they currently sit 4th in the table with three victories and two losses - their only defeats coming against Castleford and St Helens who sit 1st and 2nd.
After a heartbreak in this competition last season losing out in the final to Leeds. Castleford will be desperate to keep their winning momentum going and book their place in the semi finals.
The last fixture held at the Jungle saw 1,158 fans turn out making this a new home record. But, we know we can see even more of you there this Sunday, so Castleford fans lets see if we can get 2,000 to the Jungle and back the black and amber to hopefully another victory!
Entry for the game is free for season ticket holders. Otherwise, entry is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
Here’s the 17-player squad selected by Lindsay Anfield…
1) TARA STANLEY (Moran Personal Training and Phoenix Mechanical Engineering)
5) COURTNEY POINTON (Aysgarth Falls Hotel)
16) MAISIE LUMB (Spear Scaffolding Services)
15) OLIVIA GRACE (Andy Candler Motor Engineers Ltd)
4) KELSEY GENTLES(Atkinsons Fencing and Decking Specialists)
6) GEORGIA ROCHE (Reactive Installations, Met Life Insurance and Tracked Spider Solutions)
7) CLAIRE GARNER (NT Killingley)
14) SAMMY WATTS (McTigue Funeral Directors and The Glass Blower)
9) SINEAD PEACH (PlayFair Garage and Riverside Signs & Designs)
10) GRACE FIELD (Greywood Hall)
8) EMMA LUMLEY(Chuldow Martial Arts)
11) TAMZIN RENOUF (Anthony Higgins Transport)
13) RHIANNION MARSHALL (Marra Falcons and Castle Commercial Cleaning Services)
19) JASMINE ROWLEY(Salon VIP)
17) KIRSTY HIGO (Ink Religion)
22) SAM JORDAN (Meadow Lodge Home Care Services)
23) ESME REYNOLDS (AeroCool)
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