Powell: It was a great win

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has hailed the Tigers’ fightback and the display of his right edge in attack in their 31-24 victory against Hull FC.

Castleford started strongly but Hull FC hit back to level it at 18-18 at half-time.

The home team had a two-point buffer in the dieing stages until a Luke Gale field goal and Denny Solomona intercept confirmed the win.

“It was a bit of a crazy game wasn’t it?” Powell told Sky.

“I don’t think either team will be happy with how they played in terms of the fluency of the game. It was punctuated by a lot of penalties and we didn’t quite get our game together to be fair.

“But great for us to finish in that way.”

Powell was disappointed with the manner in which his team fell away in the second part of the first half.

“It was hard at half-time,” he said.

“I thought we did a great job to get in front at half-time and then we just slipped off. We got a little bit lazy and dishonest in the middle, and that hurt us.”

Castleford remain unbeaten after three rounds with two victories and a draw.

“It’s a great win for us here,” Powell said.

“We took our chances well. I was really delighted with Jy and Ben Crooks tonight. Ben Crooks coming back here with all sorts of pressure on him.

“I didn’t say much to him during the week but I thought he was outstanding tonight.”

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