WAKEFIELD WILDCATS SUFFER TOUGH DEFEAT TO LOCAL RIVALS CASTLEFORD TIGERS

posted on 1 June 2015

Stu Dickens was left disappointed after his side suffered a heavy defeat to local rivals Castleford Tigers at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

“I didn’t think we started the game well, we had an error of mark up when Michael Shenton went straight up the middle” said Dickens. “We did manage to give ourselves a bit of a chance; we completed our sets well which gave us half a chance to get a foothold in the game again.

“But the second half was poor, 34-0 in the second half that is not acceptable for Super League standard, they missed one on one tackles and they drop balls. The players were just not good enough today.

“It is only them that can get the club out of the situation that it is in at the minute, it is pointless looking around for an excuse and people to blame. We can practice well in training, but until they take onto the field it is going to be a long tough journey.

“If they play like they have, it should have an incentive to want to get back on the field as quick as you can to try and put that right.”

Wakefield: Owen; Johnstone, Collis, Lyne, Riley; Miller, T Smith; Scruton, McShane, Anderson, Washbrook, Kirmond, Molloy.
Replacements: Godinet, Ryan, Simon, D Smith.
Tries: Johnstone 2, Smith Goals: Miller 2

Castleford: Tansey; Gibson, Webster, Shenton, Solomona; Finn, Gale; Lynch, S Moore, Millington, Holmes, McMeeken, Massey.
Replacements: Milner, Boyle, B Moore, Maher.
Tries: Solomona 4, Tansey, Shenton, Gibson 3, Gale Goals: Gale 8

Referee: Joe Cobb (RFL).

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