Tigers Maul Hull

Catleford inflicted yet more misery on the Black and White's, Hull surely at this point just looking forward to the end of their 2018 campaign, the Tigers walking a 28-8 victory.

The early exchanges saw Castleford go close twice, Michael Shenton dumped into touch metres from the line by 3 Hull defenders and Wardle clawed down inches short of the stripe, the best chances of the game going begging.

Hull's unease would continue into the quarter point of the game, Shaul sweeping the Tigers line on the overlap but failing to keep his hands on the ball, a clear cut chance coming to nothing for the Black and White's.

It would be a scrappy opening try, Jake Trueman's kick deflecting off the feet of a Hull defender and into the path of a Catleford man, that man was Mike McMeeken who then toed ahead for himself and dropped on the loose ball, Gale adding the extras, 6-0.

Bureta Faraimo would be spared his blushes as he knocked on in his own 20 to give Castleford some quality field position, Tigers would be denied their second of the game after Ben Roberts was forced into touch as he ground the ball, the video referee confirming the officials' initial thoughts and the try chalked off.

It would be short lived as Hull dropped the ball on the first tackle of their set coming off their line, the Tigers not wasting their chance twice and scoring. Junior Moors using his monstrous frame as a battering ram to buckle the Hull line and score, Gale going 2 for 2 to make it 12-0.

Hull were given their best opportunity of the half to register points as Jamie Shaul's kick went dead, the referee awarding a penalty after Ben Roberts was noted to have pulled a Hull man back. Unfortunately for Lee Radford's side the only thing a Hull chance could create was more Cas points, a loose pass bouncing off Shenton's head and into the grateful arms or Greg Eden, Eden sprinting the length of the field and putting down in a good position for Gale to convert, 18-0 at halftime.

It would only take Castleford 3 minutes of the second half to crack the Hull line again, Peter Mata'utia breaking the tackle and releasing Eden for his second of the game, Gale continuing his perfect record for the game off the boot, 24-0.

Castleford would continue to mount pressure on, Jake Trueman's kick turned dead as Hull conceded a goal line drop out, from the resulting pressure Junior Moors looked to have scored his second, the forward deemed to held up. Two tackles later James Clare would leap highest and come down with the ball, try given and Castleford storming to a 28-0 lead, Gale unable to convert.

Hull were beginning to grow in confidence, a side with nothing to lose are always a dangerous opponent, Scott drawing the attention of his centre and offloading to Talanoa, the Hull winger just unable to find his way into the in goal area.

On the hour mark Hull would register their first points of the game, Sika Manu handing off to Jamie Shaul, Shaul breaking and giving the ball to Carlos Tuimavave to score, Faraimo on kicking duties unable to convert.

The games final points would come from a Hull man, Hakim Miloudi winning the footrace after picking up a Jake Trueman grubber inside his own 10 metre line, the frenchman going over untouched, the kick missed and the game finishing up 28-8 to the Tigers.


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