Castleford reserves need comeback to defeat sensational amateur side

Castleford Tigers’ reserves took on local amateur side Lock Lane.

It was a very young Cas side with limited to know first team experience.

New signing and former Hull FC halfback Jacob Hookem did start in the halves.

Daniel Smith could have played but the Tigers chose to send him out on dual registration to Halifax Panthers.

The Tigers scored the first try of the game as George Hill grounded a testing high kick and Hookem converted.

But 15 minutes later Lock Lane pulled a try back as their halfback dummied his way over.

Once again, the Tigers pulled ahead thanks to another try from Hill as a scoot from him allowed him to cross for a second try.

The Tigers looked set to keep themselves in front as they defended well but an error from a kick allowed Lock Lane to pull level again on the half hour mark.

Three minutes later they were in front as the Tigers pushed the pass which was scooped up by the winger who raced away to score.

The Tigers were then down a man after Baddeley was shown a yellow card after a dangerous tackle and after this on the stroke of halftime the Tigers were further behind as Lock Lane exploited the space.

The Tigers eventually pulled themselves back in the game when Lewis Ransome broke away to score in the corner 22-16.

It was game on as quick hands allowed Max Lambourne to get over, Hookem was unable to convert.

It didn’t matter as Toby Mallinson powered his way over and converted his own try.

The Tigers then wrapped up the win as an offload allowed Phoenix Tooala to score.

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