Tigers trounce Hull FC

Castleford have breathed life into their Super 8s campaign by stunning Hull FC 16-30 at the KCOM Stadium.

The Black and Whites, perhaps with their focus somewhat altered after their brutal Challenge Cup semi-final win over Wigan, were dominated by the lively Tigers for 60-odd minutes.

Castleford got off to a great start, Greg Minikin touching down after bursting past some weak Hull FC defence three minutes in.

Fourteen minutes later and they were in again, this time Ryan Hampshire stepping two Black and Whites players on the right wing to score.

Luke Gale converted this one and the visitors took a 0-10 lead.

The dream run for the Tigers continued when they scored a miraculous try, offload after offload eventually finding Gale who strolled over.

Hull FC were in trouble at 0-14 behind.

The home team thought they had got over the line when Sika Manu crossed, after Marc Sneyd offloaded to him after claiming Jordan Abdull’s bomb.

But Manu was offside and the video referee ruled no try.

Castleford took full advantage, going up the other end and Luke Dorn dummied and burst through.

The Tigers were flying and took a dominant 0-20 lead into half-time.

In the second half Steve Michaels crossed in the right corner, but his foot just went into touch as he grounded the ball and the video referee chalked it off.

It just wasn’t Hull FC‘s night.

The Airlie Birds finally got on the board in the 62nd minute when Dany Washbrook put Michaels over.

This sparked a revial and Washbrook and Shaul crossed in the space of three minutes. Castleford’s lead was cut to eight points with six minutes left on the clock.

But time was not on the home team’s side, and the Tigers capped off the game with a try to Adam Milner in the final minute.

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