Powell: Victory was a “mixed bag”

Daryl Powell believes Castleford Tigers still have things to work on despite a crushing 52-16 victory over Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

The Tigers led 16-4 at the break, before racing away in the second half but Powell admitted he still wasn’t totally satisfied.

“It was a mixed bag – there was an unbelievable amount of quality skill mixed in with a lot of errors,” said Powell.

“The players and coaching staff are a little bit frustrated so we’ve got some things to improve on.

“I think sometimes scoring a lot of points is an issue for us, because we’re looking for them before we do the work that’s needed to get them.

“We’ve talked about respecting the ball a fair bit more. At times in the second half we were still a little bit loose.

“We want to improve on that significantly in terms of a bit more of a tidier game.

“But there are so many quality players in the team that we’re a real threat when we’ve got the ball in our hands.

“It was a complete mix tonight. It was hard to watch at times but at other times you just sit back and say, ‘Wow’.

“We’ve had an outstanding start to the season and are happy with where we are.

“We’ve got some tough challenges coming up. We play Wigan next week and they’ll be fired up after losing a couple of games.

“We’re going to need to be a lot tidier.”

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