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Andy Last explains Castleford’s defeat to Leigh

The Castleford Tigers are now four points adrift of the top 10 as they lost their ninth game of the season last night against the Leigh Leopards.

The Tigers were well in the contest at the break but in the end the Leopards pulled away for an impressive win.

Speaking after the game, coach Andy Last reflected on the defeat and what went wrong.

“It was a game of two halves for us. I thought it was a real close contest between two evenly matched teams in that first half,” he said on BBC Radio leeds.

“We didn’t convert a couple of chances that we created, we made line breaks but couldn’t find the right pass or option and that proved costly,

“We spoke at half time about tidying up our last tackle plays and about playing with more control when we got in good field position.

“Start of the second half I think it was George Griffin who dropped the first ball and that just set the tone for the whole half.

“I thought in the second-half Leigh dominated us physically, we played two one-out because of the fact we’d made a couple of errors so we worried about passing the ball.

“That just allowed them to tee off on us and they did. They dominated field position, dominated with kicking and we were kicking from inside our own 30 and 40 on numerous occasions.”

He went on to say he couldn’t recall a play the ball in an attacking area:

“I can’t recall us having one play the ball in good field position so it was a really disappointing second half.

“We’re not dealing with the questions that teams are asking of us when they put us under pressure.”

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