Tigers come from behind to stun Bulls at Odsal

Posted: Friday 2nd August 2019 - 3:08 AM

Despite going into the break 12-10 down, the Tigers showed great resilience and scored ten unanswered points in the second half to seal an impressive 12-20 win. 

The game got off to a very physical start as both teams looked to take the initiative. Unfortunately for the visitors, it was Bradford who made the first breakthrough as Keelan Foster powered over for the try. 

Twenty minutes later the Tigers hit back. Following two successive sets in Bradford’s half, Castleford eventually managed to break Bulls’ defensive line and score courtesy of Louis Collinson. 

The first half was an evenly contested one however, it was Bradford who regained their lead thanks to an effort from Matthew Race. 

Just before the interval, Castleford managed to close the gap with an unconverted effort from Jacob Doyle. As the visitors shipped the ball out wide, Doyle was able to finish well in the corner to make it 12-10. 

Just like the first half, the second also got off to a very physical start. However, things quickly exploded as both teams engaged in a huge brawl on the 55th minute mark. 

The referee eventually regained control of the situation and proceeded to sin bin four players, including Castleford’s Joe Summers and Louis Collinson. 

With both teams down to 11 players, this opened up more space for Castleford’s quick backs. Lewis Carr was one of them as he powered the full length of the field to score a superb try for the Tigers. His effort sent Castleford 16-12 ahead – a lead they would not relinquish. 

Just eight minutes later, the Tigers were at it again. The visitors sent a beautiful pass out wide to Doyle who quickly palmed the ball away to Robbie Storey. 

The Castleford player went on to power into the corner and give Tony Smith’s side a 20-12 lead. 

Despite pressure from Bradford, the Tigers managed to hold out for a confidence boosting win at Odsal. 

Confidence is certainly going to help Castleford in their next game as they take on top of the table Wigan Warriors away from home on Saturday the 10th of August. 

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