Wakefield boss Chris Chester believes his side were worth a point after seeing them push Castleford all the way on Thursday.
Trinity led 16-0 at half-time before Cas fought back to take a two point lead after the break, but David Fifita’s try and a Liam Finn penalty put them 24-18 ahead.
However, Cas wouldn’t be denied as Jake Webster levelled, before Luke Gale nicked the points with a late drop goal.
“I thought we did (deserve a draw) – it was a tale of two halves and the first was probably the best forty minutes we played all season,” Chester told the Pontefract and Castleford Express.
“We really took it to their pack, put them under pressure and were very aggressive from kick-off.
“But credit to Cas – they are a class side and it shows how far we’ve come when we’re disappointed to lose to them.
“They’ve put sides to the sword before. When big Dave (Fifita) went over I thought we were in for a good night.
“We’re very disappointed to lose in that manner. I’m proud of the efforts. I never question that.
“We just needed to be a little bit smarter when we went in front near the end.”