Powell pleased with Tigers performance

Castleford coach Daryl Powell was very pleased with the way his team turned the game around against Warrington at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

Despute trailing 14-0 after the first quarter, Cas turned it round to win 34-14.

“It didn’t look like it for the first 30 minutes, as Warrington were too good for us,” Powell told Sky Sports.

“We struggled to get into the game, and I thought they defended awesome.

“We were a lilttle bit loose, I thought we need to flip our attitude a little bit and we did that just before half time.

“Obviously, then, as a result we got a little bit of ascendency, and it was a superb second-half performance against one of te best sides in the country.

“I’m very pleased with that.”

Warrington coach Tony Smith felt his team lost momentum and spirit as the contest wore on.

“We needed to put some more points on in that first half,” he said.

“Whilst we were probably in control for the first 30 minutes, and we needed to exploit that a little bit more.

“I thought we lost it in the last eight or nine minutes of hat first half, not lost the game, but lost the momentum we had.

“Then in the second half I though t htat deflated us a little bit, and we conceded a couple of penalties and a couple of things didn’t go our way.

“Our heads dropped a bit and it was diappointing.

“But we’ll go away and lick our wounds and come back fighting next week.”

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