Cas crush Wakey

Castleford have confirmed sixth spot on the Super League table with a comfortable 20-46 victory against Wakefield in a West Yorkshire showdown.

The win, and Widnes victory against Catalans today, means Cas finish the regular season in sixth and Wakey droop down to eighth.

It was a close encounter until the second half when the Tigers ran in four tires in the final 18 minutes to blow Trinity off the park.

Wakefield grabbed the first try just three minutes into the game.

Liam Finn hoisted up a bomb and the Cas defence didn’t contest it, allowing an easy score for Jacob Miller.

The home team went further head in the 11th minute when Joe Arundel crashed over out wide.

Cas responded in style through Greg Minkin.

The winger picked up Reece Lyn’s loose carry and went 90 metres, beating several defences, to score a sensational try.

Luke Gale missed the conversion so the score was 10-4.

Gale stepped up in the 25th minute with a lovely grubber which Oliver Holmes managed to ground. The halfback converted this one to tie it up at 10-10.

But Wakefield took the lead back soon after as Arundel bagged his second try, after a short ball from Finn.

The home team took their 16-10 lead into the break.

In the second half Cas tied it up once again when new loan signing Andre Savelio glided over in the 45th minute.

Five minutes later Wakefield took a 20-16 lead when Reece Lyne rose high to claim a Finn bomb.

But it didn’t last long as the Tigers hit back when Paul McShane put Gale over, after a line break from Savelio.

His conversion gave them a 20-22 buffer and Junior Moors extended it when he crashed through touch down.

Cas had a 20-28 lead with 16 minutes left.

The Tigers wrapped up the win with Minkin’s second try of the afternoon.

The visitors had time for two final scores, Tom Holmes and then Ryan Hampshire crossing easily to put the nail in Wakefield’s coffin.


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