Warriors win away at Castleford

  • Match Report as Wigan Warriors win against Castleford Tigers in Betfred Super League.
  • Two Liam Marshall tries were the difference on the night.
  • FT | Castleford Tigers 8-10 Wigan Warriors.

Match Report as Wigan Warrriors win against Castleford Tigers in Round 14 of Betfred Super League.

Liam Marshall opened the scoring on his 150th Super League appearance but Castleford responded through Tex Hoy as the teams went in level at 4-4 at the turnaround.

Castleford slotted two penalty goals from Rowan Milnes to take an 8-4 advantage but Liam Marshall responded once more to level things again before a Harry Smith Penalty goal secured the two-points for Wigan.


Wigan opened the scoring after 7 minutes as Liam Marshall raced in to score against Castleford for a fourth consecutive game. Ryan Hampshire and Harry Smith were the contributors in the centre of the field to send Marshall away on the left wing. Smith couldn’t add the extras from the touchline but it was 4-0.

Marshall almost doubled the advantage shortly afterwards but the effort out on the left edge was referred to the video referee, who chalked off the effort for a knock-on and it remained 4-0.

Castleford responded in the 33rd minute as Tex Hoy broke up the centre of the field before beating French at the back to crash over. Milnes was off target with the conversion at it was all level at 4-4.

Kruise Leeming was forced off the field for a HIA shortly before the break as the teams went in square at the break.

Leeming returned for the restart after passing his HIA and Castleford were rewarded as Wigan kicked out on the full. They thought they’d got the advantage from the passage of play as El-Zakhem tried to ground in front of the Castleford support but the effort was denied as a No Try as it remained 4-4.

Castleford went ahead for the first time in the game on 52 minutes as a penalty just short of the Warriors try line saw the Tigers shout for the tee. Milnes was on target this time to make it 6-4 going into the final half an hour.

Cain Robb was shown a yellow card for the Tigers after a high shot on Abbas Miski which allowed Wigan into Castleford territory but an error got the hosts back on the ball. Wigan were then penalised for a ball steal just past half way as the Tigers opted for the two again, Milnes slotted over the penalty goal to make it 8-4.

Liam Marshall scored a second just after the hour after a sensational run from Bevan French in the build-up. Getting Wigan 20m away Jake Wardle then caused problems with the ball finding Liam Marshall to finish off the move and get the Warriors back level. From the touchline, Harry Smith’s conversion attempt flashed across the posts and it was 8-8.

Almost immediately afterwards Luke Thompson made a break up the centre of the field to gain Wigan 30m. Harry Smith was then caught late as the Warriors were awarded a penalty, which Harry Smith sent between the sticks to edge Wigan back in front at 10-8.

Both sides battled in the closing minutes but it was the Warriors who held on to take home the two points.


Castleford Tigers: Tex Hoy, Jason Qareqare, Corey Hall, Sam Wood, Innes Senior, Rowan Milnes, Jacob Miller, George Griffin, Liam Horne, Liam Watts, Alex Mellor, Elie El-Zakhem, George Hill.

Interchanges: Nixon Putt, Sylvester Namo, Cain Robb, Matty English.

18th Player: Sam Hall.

Tries: Hoy (33′)

Goals: Milnes 2/3

Sin Bin: Robb (53′)

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Abbas Miski, Zach Eckersley, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall, Ryan Hampshire, Harry Smith, Luke Thompson, Brad O’Neill, Mike Cooper, Sam Walters, Liam Farrell, Kaide Ellis.

Interchanges: Liam Byrne, Patrick Mago, Kruise Leeming, Harvie Hill.

18th Player: Junior Nsemba.

Tries: Marshall (7′, 61′)


Referee: Ben Thaler

Friday 14 June 2024