Scholarship win at Castleford

  • Wigan Warriors Scholarship took a huge win over Castleford Tigers Scholarship on Wednesday evening.
  • Warriors scored ten tries to see out the win.
  • FT | Castleford Tigers Scholarship 26-54 Wigan Warriors Scholarship.

Wigan Warriors Scholarship made it three wins from three with a big win on the road against Castleford Tigers Scholarship on Wednesday evening.

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It was a blistering start for Wigan as a knock-on in the first set from the Tigers allowed Lowe to power over the line in the opening minute of the game. Only a few minutes later and Wigan were in again as Kalum Rathbone collected a kick from Farrimond to go over for 12-0.

The Warriors attack was electric as they grabbed a third try in the opening 10 minutes through Tyrer as Farrimond added a third successful goal for 18-0.

It only took a few more minutes before McDermott was the next to add his name to the scoresheet, finding a gap and darting over in the 14th minute, the conversion attempt was off target this time but Wigan led 24-0.

The one-way traffic continued as Tyrer got his second of the night in the 17th minute, a carbon copy of his first as he once again got hold of the kick from Farrimond to go over the whitewash and make it 28-0.

Castleford hit back with two converted tries as Hudson weaved his way over before Docherty worked into some space to get over, both converted by Wall to get the scores back to 28-12.

Wigan responded with two more scores of their own, this time Green racing away to extend the lead. It was a matter of minutes before Yeomans added to the tally, as the Cherry & Whites powered up the field Yeomans added the step to fool the defenders and get the ball down.

The last act of the first half saw Lewis George scoot over and put Wigan into the sheds with a 44-12 advantage.

The second half fell kinder for the hosts as they were persistent against the Wigan back line to see Grice go over, before Moxon dived over in the corner just 3 minutes later the get the Tigers back in the race at 44-20.

Eager to keep their distance, Wigan went up the other end of the field and saw Dylan Kelly-Duffy over for a score, converted by Hodkinson. Kelly-Duffy was sent to the sin bin a few minutes afterwards though to see Wigan a man down in the 62nd minute.

With the man advantage, the Tigers got their reward as Hudson went over for his second of the game, converted by Sayles to put the scores at 50-26 in Wigan’s favour with full time looming.

The final act of the evening was in Wigan’s hands as Hodkinson got an effort after much persistence from the Warriors attack, sealing a 54-26 win on the road.

Photo credit: Darren Greenhalgh

Castleford Tigers: Fletcher Rooney, Jack Moxon, Alfie Wall, Jack Hudson, Sam Grice, Jensen Leake, Jenson Windley, Harry Maule, Alfie Orwell, Woody Walker, Jacob Hall, Alfie Hawkhead, Cameron Docherty.

Interchange: Leon Nestor, Jay Seal, Luke Garside, Harley Sayles.

Tries: Hudson (21′, 65′), Docherty (28′), Grice (47′), Moxon (50′)

Goals: Wall 2/4, Sayles 1/1

Wigan Warriors: Noah Hodkinson, Lucas Hendry, Joseph Tyrer, Nathan Lowe, George O’Loughlin, George Green, Jack Farrimond, Lukas Mason, Dylan Kelly-Duffy, Kian McDermott, Trent Kelly-Duffy, Josh Cartwright, Kalum Rathbone.

Interchange: Charlie Yeomans, Keegan Boyd, Taylor Kerr, Lewis George.

Tries: Lowe (1′), Rathbone (7′), Tyrer (9′, 17′), McDermott (13′), Green (32′), Yeomans (35′), George (39′), D. Kelly-Duffy (59′), Hodkinson (77′)

Goals: Farrimond 4/5, Lowe 2/3, Hodkinson 1/2

Sin Bin: D. Kelly-Duffy (63′)