Bright Tigers burn Wire in thriller

Warrington and Castleford produced a fast and exciting encounter for television viewers tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The visitors emerged victorious, winning 30-22 after a thoroughly entertaining encounter.

The first half of game was graced by several fine tries, and the speed and skills on show made for an exciting atmosphere.

Cas raced into a 22-6 lead after 30 minutes, before Warrington hit back to claw within six points by the hour mark.

But Greg Minikin, who showed some real class all evening, scored another great try in the 64th minute to make it 26-16.

Wire wouldn’t die, though, and Andrew Savelio scored a try after a powerful short side break from close range on the left.

It was 22-26 with eight minutes left to play, after youngster Harvey Livett knocked the touchline conversion over like a veteran.

Then Greg Eden scored in the left corner for Cas with just under five minutes left. Luke Gale missed the conversion.

But it was Daryl Powell’s men who took the two Super League points on offer, with the Tigers looking like genuine contenders for silverware in 2017.

Savelio and Tom Lineham scored two tries each for Wire, with Declan Patton kicking two goals to go with Livett’s one.

Jesse Sene-Lefao, Zak Hardaker, Luke Gale, Greg Minikin and Greg Eden (two) were Castleford’s try scorers, with Gale adding three goals.

 

 

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